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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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Fonterra back in black as disposals announced 20 Mar 2019

New Zealand dairy heavyweight Fonterra has seen a marked improvement in performance in the six months to 31 January and announced two non-core asset disposals.


Fonterra 'could sell South American assets' 19 Mar 2019

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been tipped to sell more assets in a media report emanating from its home market.


New Zealand's Westland Dairy to be sold to Yili subsidiary 18 Mar 2019

Westland Dairy, New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative, announced it has signed a conditional agreement for its sale.


'Bids for Tip Top ice cream due in next week' 7 Mar 2019

The race for Tip Top, the ice-cream business of dairy giant Fonterra, is to reportedly move to the next stage next week.


Fonterra makes Miles Hurrell permanent chief executive 5 Mar 2019

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has appointed Miles Hurrell as its permanent chief executive with immediate affect.


Fonterra issues profit warning 28 Feb 2019

Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy giant, has lowered its forecast for annual earnings, pointing to a number of factors pressuring profits.


Fonterra calls for change to New Zealand milk collection rules 18 Feb 2019

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has called for a change to milk collection rules in its home market following an industry review.


Former Fonterra chairman John Wilson dies 28 Jan 2019

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced its former chairman has passed away after a hard-fought battle with illness.


WHO report deals blow to low-carb product providers 11 Jan 2019

A report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) has made a link between high-fibre diets and coronary health.


Fonterra review sees it offload livestock arm 9 Jan 2019

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, which is reviewing its business, has taken a major decision on the future of its livestock division.

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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.