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Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid 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.


Focus: Why ABF 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: NZ 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.


Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather 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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Earnings summary: Synlait 19 Sep 2017

just-food's new way of reporting on company financials presents the key metrics in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Westland shareholders to vote on board changes 18 Sep 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products' proposal to restructure its board will face a vote from its shareholders next month.


Hansells Food viability questioned by auditors 5 Sep 2017

Auditors of New Zealand's Hansells Food Group have once again questioned the viability of the loss-making firm as the company's liabilities continue to exceed its assets.


Fonterra in talks to create European dairy auction 5 Sep 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is looking to increase the size of its European footprint further through a tie-up with the European Energy Exchange.


A2 Milk FY profits almost treble as sales jump 23 Aug 2017

The A2 Milk Company has reported a near-trebling in its annual profits as the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business enjoyed bumper sales.


Fonterra invests in cream cheese production 21 Jul 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is investing in two new cream cheese plants as it eyes growth in Asian markets.


Alliance Group beefs up venison plant plans 10 Jul 2017

New Zealand cooperative food company Alliance Group has announced plans to expand and enhance a proposed new venison plant.


Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits 27 Jun 2017

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts made when it listed last year.


Two bidders in race for Mondelez NZ co-packing 23 Jun 2017

Two co-packers are left in the running to take on a portion of the production at Mondelez International's plant in the New Zealand city of Dunedin, which the US snacks giant plans to close next March.


A2 Milk raises outlook on increased formula sales 16 Jun 2017

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has lifted its full-year revenue on the back of increased infant formula supply from its contract manufacturing partner Synlait Milk.

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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.