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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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Thailand's CPF eyeing duck-based growth in New Zealand 19 Apr 2018

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) said it is expecting to see further growth in New Zealand this year as the demand for its cooked duck products increases.


Takeover interest in NZ honey supplier Comvita 16 Apr 2018

Comvita is the subject of "due diligence" that could lead to the takeover of the New Zealand-based manuka honey supplier, the company revealed today (16 April).


Fonterra invests in dairy drinks production 12 Apr 2018

Fonterra is teaming up with fellow New Zealand group Apollo Foods to invest in the manufacturing of dairy beverages.


New Zealand's Happy Valley Milk attracts investment interest from Australian oil and gas firm 11 Apr 2018

The fledgling, New Zealand-based Happy Valley Milk has attracted investment interest from an Australian oil and gas firm aiming to diversify its business and regain a listing on the local stock exchange.


A2 Milk unfazed by potential step-up in China competition 4 Apr 2018

A2 Milk Co. has set out why it believes it can prosper in China amid rising competition in the country for consumers looking for dairy and infant formula without the A1-type protein.


T&G appoints former Campbell Soup Co. man Gareth Edgecombe as CEO 3 Apr 2018

New Zealand-based produce business T&G has announced new executive appointments including bringing in Gareth Edgecombe as chief executive officer.


NZ infant-formula firms see shares plunge after Nestle China launch 29 Mar 2018

Nestle has launched an A2 baby nutrition product in China under its Illuma brand.


NPD Tracker - Fonterra brings back Anchor cheese to New Zealand shelves; Nestle uses "exciting" sugar R&D to launch Milkybar Wowsomes; Daiya Foods adds to range 29 Mar 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


New Zealand's T&G Foods sells processed food arm to local peer Cedenco 22 Mar 2018

New Zealand fruit business T&G has sold the major assets of its processed food subsidiary ENZAFoods New Zealand to local peer Cedenco.


Fonterra announces CEO Theo Spierings to step down as H1 loss disclosed 21 Mar 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced chief executive officer Theo Spierings is to leave the role later this year.

Latest blogs

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.