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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, Arla feature among global dairy firms in combined sustainability push 23 Sep 2019

Dairy industry leaders have today (23 September) announced their support for the Sustainable Dairy Partnership (SDP).


A2 Milk hires ex-Unilever man Race Strauss as CFO 23 Sep 2019

New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturer A2 Milk Co. has revealed its current chief financial officer is to step down and has named his replacement.


Fonterra announces date for delayed annual results and new strategy reveal 17 Sep 2019

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced the date for reporting its delayed annual results and announcing its new strategy plans.


Fonterra said to be considering shedding staff 11 Sep 2019

Reports in the New Zealand media suggest the embattled Kiwi dairy business Fonterra is planning to take action that will impact employee numbers. 


Keytone Dairy promotes Danny Rotman to CEO as James Gong shifts to subsidiary role 10 Sep 2019

Keytone Dairy, the New Zealand-based milk-powder maker, is shifting chief executive James Gong over to one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries Omniblend.


Fonterra delays annual results due to previously-announced write-downs 6 Sep 2019

Fonterra is delaying the publication of its annual results by more than two weeks amid "significant accounting adjustments".


Fonterra introduces top earners pay freeze as part of turnaround plan 4 Sep 2019

Embattled New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has actioned a new cash-saving initiative linked to salaries and bonuses.


NZ meat co-op Alliance Group readies more capex 16 Aug 2019

Alliance Group, a meat processor based in New Zealand, has set out plans for more investment in production.


Fonterra to post second straight annual loss amid NZD860m impairment charges 12 Aug 2019

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra expects to make a loss for the second year running amid impairment charges on certain "overvalued" assets.


Yili gets Westland deal over the line 1 Aug 2019

Chinese dairy group Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group (Yili) has made an announcement regarding its planned acquisition of New Zealand peer Westland.

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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.