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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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Keytone diversification plans hit name change roadblock 21 May 2020

New Zealand food group Keytone Dairy has put a proposal to change its name before shareholders at its general meeting.


Coronavirus - Fonterra workers test positive at Edendale distribution site 9 Apr 2020

New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra said two of its employees had tested positive for Covid-19 and the facility in question has been closed for deep cleaning.


Coronavirus - Keytone Dairy notes surge in demand for branded, private-label milk powders 25 Mar 2020

Keytone Dairy said it is experiencing a surge in demand for its milk powder products both from its branded customer base and also private-label clients.


Comvita postpones capital raise but points to Covid-19 sales boost 23 Mar 2020

New Zealand-based Manuka honey maker Comvita has updated the market on capital raising plans as demand for its products has noticeably increased in recent weeks.


Synlait experiencing Covid-19 supply-chain issues; China office remains closed 19 Mar 2020

Synlait, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula manufacturer, has provided an update on coronavirus as it reported first-half results.


Synlait's deal for fellow New Zealand business Dairyworks gets all clear 12 Mar 2020

Synlait said its previously announced deal for fellow New Zealand dairy company Dairyworks has been cleared by the country's Overseas Investment Office.


Synlait acquires new land to extend sustainability push 11 Mar 2020

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula maker, said it has acquired new land to extend its sustainability initiative.


Synlait announces Angela Dixon as its new CFO 9 Mar 2020

Synlait, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula co-manufacturer, has named its new chief financial officer.


Fonterra chairman John Monaghan to step down 5 Mar 2020

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy heavyweight, has announced that one of its senior executives is to retire in November.


A2 Milk names Susan Massasso chief growth and brand officer 28 Feb 2020

New Zealand dairy business A2 Milk Co. has created a new position of chief growth and brand officer and appointed someone to the role.

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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.