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"All of the major dairy companies are aware of us" - A2 Milk Co. chairman David Hearn on the company's rise 24 Feb 2017

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.


Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn 25 Sep 2015

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September). The result was achieved despite lower sales from the co-operative, with a focus on efficiency and product mix as well as the benefit of lapping weak prior-year comparables. Here are just-food's ten key takeaways from Fonterra's fiscal 2014/15 numbers.


In the spotlight: Why ABF's George Weston is making bread better-for-you 1 May 2015

Associated British Foods this week announced the launch of a high-protein bread from its Australasian arm George Weston Foods. The company looks to be weighing up options to increase sales in the highly pressured bakery sector. Is its move into the better-for-you category in New Zealand one that will pay off? Hannah Abdulla explores.


Comment: New Zealand drought could hit dairy sector 16 Jan 2015

The possibility New Zealand could be facing another year of drought conditions is a serious concern for the country's massive dairy industry - and one which has global implications.


In the spotlight: Fonterra's strategy to weather enduring dairy volatility 26 Sep 2014

After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market will remain erratic. However, the head of the world's largest dairy exporter also outlined how the group plans to ride out changes in supply of and demand for milk.

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New Zealand passes country-of-origin food bill 11 Dec 2018

Consumers in New Zealand will now be able to make more informed decisions about the food they buy after the passing of a bill in parliament.


Fonterra looking to offload ice cream business Tip Top 6 Dec 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has revealed that it is seeking a buyer for one of its domestic assets.


Westland Milk attracts around 25 "indicative proposals" to strategic review 5 Dec 2018

Westland Milk Products, New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative, draws proposals for its capital review. 


Westland Milk secures investment for new "segregated" dairy plant 30 Nov 2018

New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products has secured investment to build a new plant.


New Zealand plant-based food firm Sunfed 'eyes global growth after investment round' 27 Nov 2018

Sunfed Meats, the New Zealand-based plant-based meat alternative business, has been backed by investors.


Fonterra vows to build sustainability into everything it does 8 Oct 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has established a new sustainability advisory panel.


Bounty Fresh deal for New Zealand's Tegel gets green light 25 Sep 2018

A bid for Tegel Group, New Zealand's largest poultry processor, by Bounty Fresh Food of the Philippines has been given the all-clear by the country's Overseas Investment Office.


Synlait acquires assets of Talbot Forest Cheese as annual profits almost double 19 Sep 2018

New Zealand infant-formula maker Synlait Milk has entered into an agreement to buy certain assets of local firm Talbot Forest Cheese. 


Fonterra could ditch Beingmate stake after recording first-ever loss 13 Sep 2018

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is to carry out a major review of its business after recording its first ever loss.


Australian Dairy Farms secures production contract with New Zealand's The Collective 31 Aug 2018

Australian Dairy Farms Group has entered into a "multi-year" contract with The Collective to manufacture ten of the New Zealand-based company's organic branded yogurts.

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Progress at Synlait but challenges remain 28 Aug 2014

New Zealand dairy group Synlait Milk revealed today (28 August) it has hit the "major milestone" of receiving regulatory clearance to begin exporting finished product from its new NZ$28.5m dry blending and consumer packaging plant.


Seafood sector warned on global warming 1 Jul 2014

The New Zealand seafood industry received a stark warning this weekend: a "massive shellfish extinction event" could be on the cards.


Manuka welfare scandal another blow for NZ dairy 22 Jan 2014

The reputation of the New Zealand dairy industry has taken another blow, with Chilean authorities reportedly launching an investigation into alleged animal cruelty by Manuka Dairy.