Fonterra partners with Chinese infant food manufacturer to meet growing demand in China
September 3, 2014

Fonterra partners with Chinese infant food manufacturer to meet growing demand in China New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited and a leading Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate have formed a global partnership that will help meet China’s growing demand for infant formula. Fonterra said the partnership would create a fully integrated global supply chain from the farm gate direct to China’s consumers, using Fonterra’s milk pools and manufacturing sites in New... ...Read more »

Baskin-Robbins appoints new Marketing Manager, announces plans to expand store network
September 1, 2014

Baskin-Robbins appoints new Marketing Manager, announces plans to expand store network Global speciality ice cream restaurants company Baskin-Robbins has announced plans to expand its Australian store network by over 25 per cent in the coming year, and has appointed a new Marketing Manager. Baskin-Robbins has appointed Geraldine Van Der Merwe as the new National Marketing Manager, with Ms Van Der Merwe joining the Company in August 2014. Most recently holding the role of National Marketing Manager... ...Read more »

Vitasoy launches coconut milk in Australia: tipped to send Aussies nuts this summer
September 1, 2014

Vitasoy launches coconut milk in Australia Plant milk manufacturer Vitasoy has released in Australia a new alternative to dairy drinking milk: coconut milk. Vitasoy said coconut milk was a new way to enjoy an alternative to dairy, soy and other plant milks – it’s also lactose free. Using real coconut to make its coconut cream, Vitasoy said its Coconut Milk is “perfect for cereals, smoothies or as a dairy alternative in cooking savoury dishes and baking”. Vitasoy is one of the first... ...Read more »

Murray Goulburn reports record revenue for 2014 financial year
August 27, 2014

Murray Goulburn reports record revenue for 2014 financial year Australia’s largest dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn), has announced record sales revenue of $2.917 billion for the 2014 financial year, up 22 per cent on the previous year. Growth was delivered from across all Murray Goulburn’s major divisions, particularly in exports which recorded 30 per cent growth year-on-year to $1.5 billion. Particularly strong growth was delivered in the strategic... ...Read more »

Aging US consumers demand functional dairy products
August 27, 2014

Aging US consumers demand functional dairy products Older US consumers are looking for dairy products with nutritional benefits, according to market research organisation Canadean. Consumers aged 55 and above make up over a fifth of dairy consumption in the US, and this number is set to increase. Canadean said manufacturers should develop functional dairy products to meet the needs of an aging population, whose consumption alone was worth almost  8.7 billion US$ in 2013, Canadean says. Older consumers... ...Read more »

Almond milk producers launch new barista-formulated almond milk launched for cafes
August 27, 2014

Almond milk producers launch new barista-formulated almond milk launched for cafes California-based almond growers and almond products company Blue Diamond Growers has launched a new ‘Almond Breeze Barista Blend’ in Australia. The almond milk has been specially formulated for baristas. The new barista-formulated blend is part of the ‘Almond Breeze’ range, which Blue Diamond Growers said was “the fastest-growing brand, in terms of value, in the non-dairy milk category with a 35 per cent... ...Read more »

Bega Cheese makes record profits
August 25, 2014

Bega Cheese makes record profits Australian dairy manufacturer Bega Cheese has reported record profit, and revenue of $1,069.4 million for the year ended 30 June 2014, up 6.5 per cent on the previous year. Bega Cheese reported EBITDA of $122.5 million, up 88.1 per cent on the previous year, PBT of $93.6 million, up 164.7 per cent on the previous year, and EPS of 43.44 cps, up 159 per cent on the previous year. The Company reported no debt, and said its balance sheet was “significantly strengthened”... ...Read more »

Russia amends blacklist to allow imports of lactose-free milk, some fish and vegetables
August 25, 2014

Russia amends blacklist to allow imports of lactose-free milk, some fish and vegetables The Russian government has removed some agricultural products, including lactose-free milk and dairy products, young salmon and trout, as well as some vegetables and nutritional supplements, from its list of restricted imports. Seed potatoes, onions, and hybrid sweet corn can now be imported from Western countries after falling under Russia’s food ban in early August 2014. The exceptions to the list also include... ...Read more »

‘Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you, ’ ACCC asks: ‘Where do you come from, my lovely!’
August 20, 2014

Maggie Beer Products acknowledges its labelling may be misleading The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Maggie Beer Products Pty Ltd (Maggie Beer Products) in which the brand, owned by celebrity cook Maggie Beer, acknowledges that its conduct was likely to have been misleading, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The undertaking relates to Maggie Beer Products’ place of origin representations on the labelling of “Maggie... ...Read more »

Digestive health benefits of A2 milk ‘strengthen health claims’, study
August 18, 2014

Digestive health benefits of A2 milk ‘strengthen health claims’, study Milk drinkers could gain digestive health benefits by switching from milk containing the A1 protein, according to new research from Curtin University in Western Australia. The research was independently peer reviewed and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (EJCN) by the Nature Publishing Group, and was funded by a grant from The a2 Milk Company Limited. Associate Professor Sebely Pal from Curtin’s... ...Read more »

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