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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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Danone pursues 49% stake in Yashili New Zealand 12 Jun 2018

Danone has entered into a non-binding agreement to purchase a 49% stake in infant-formula maker Yashili New Zealand.

New Zealand's Tegel Group poised to accept buyout offer from Bounty Fresh Food 11 Jun 2018

New Zealand's largest poultry processor Tegel Group is poised to accept a buyout offer from industry peer Bounty Fresh Food of the Philippines under a proposed deal announced in April.

Seafood firm Sanford names Fonterra executive as new CFO 8 Jun 2018

New Zealand-based seafood supplier Sanford has hired Fonterra executive Katherine Turner as its new CFO.

Fonterra revises earnings forecast downwards 23 May 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has revised its earnings forecast guidance downwards as a result of rising milk prices.

Comvita says potential acquisition deal from unnamed third party called off 21 May 2018

Comvita said a potential acquisition of the New Zealand-based manuka honey supplier from an unnamed party has been called off due to differences over price.

New Zealand's Keytone Dairy plans to raise AUD15m in Australia through IPO 14 May 2018

New Zealand's Keytone Dairy Corp. is seeking a listing in Australia and plans to raise as much as AUD15m (US$11.3m) from an initial share offering to fund expansion.

Kraft Heinz in talks on job cuts in New Zealand 11 May 2018

Kraft Heinz is in talks with staff in New Zealand over job cuts at the US giant's operations in the country.

The Collective sells 39% stake to New Zealand private-equity fund Pencarrow 10 May 2018

The Collective, a manufacturer of high-protein yogurts and Kefir cultured milk drinks located in New Zealand, has sold a 39% stake to an Auckland-based private-equity fund. 

Fonterra aims to reduce emissions by 25% at Brightwater site 2 May 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra says an initiative at its Brightwater site is set to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 25%.

New Zealand's Tegel Group gets takeover bid from Philippines' Bounty Fresh Food 26 Apr 2018

New Zealand's biggest poultry processor Tegel Group has come on the radar of fellow Philippine producer Bounty Fresh Food, which has solicited a takeover notice to acquire all of the firm's shares.

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.