Bulla promotes its Australian origins in new advertising campaign
November 25, 2015

Bulla Dairy Foods has launched a new advertising campaign focused on promoting its Australian heritage.   Using ‘unfakeable’ as its tagline, two television commercials explore the brands 105 year old history whilst advertising its cream and ice cream products.   The commercials are voiced by Australian actor Michael Caton and include music by INXS performed by Deborah Conway. Both advertisements were filmed in Bulla’s hometown of Colac and uses both staff and local families as the... ...Read more »

Fonterra increases forecast earnings
November 16, 2015

Fonterra has increased its forecast earnings for the 2015 financial year.   The co-operative is now expecting to pay farmers $4.95-5.00 per kg of milk solids.   Chairman John Wilson said performance between the 1 August – 31 October 2015 built on the strong second half of the financial year ending the 30 June 2015. “While it’s tough on farm due to low global milk pieces, farmers will welcome the ongoing improvement in Fonterra’s performance delivering increased returns,” said... ...Read more »

Study finds health benefit to consuming full-fat dairy
November 9, 2015

A new study has found that there may be health benefits to consuming whole-fat dairy products.   Published in the latest Journal of Nutrition, scientists discovered making full-fat dairy as part of a diet can lower the chances of an individual experiencing metabolic syndrome.   Metabolic Syndrome is a group of disorders that occur together and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.   At least 35 per cent of Australia’s adult population has metabolic... ...Read more »

China baby boom formulates a baby formula frenzy, but caution ahead
November 2, 2015

On Friday 30 October 2015, Australia’s leading complementary healthcare product-maker Blackmores and Australian dairy group Bega Cheese announced the two companies  would be teaming up to produce and sell infant formula for consumers in China.   The announcement comes at the same time as the Chinese government has revealed it is relaxing the one child per family policy. Allowing two children per family theoretically doubles China’s demand for infant formula.   Even before the Chinese... ...Read more »

Metcash launches website with China focus
October 26, 2015

Despite China’s economic growth being in slowdown mode, Australia’s struggling grocery wholesaler Metcash says it is establishing an online shopping service to target China.   Metcash which owns IGA, Lucky-7 convenience stores, Mitre-10 and a number of other Australian businesses, said in The Australian that it has entered the Chinese market through a new website selling Australian food and drink, such as infant formula, Weet-Bix and Uncle Toby’s product ranges.   The announcement... ...Read more »

Great Ocean Road cheese wins Canstar Blue award
October 21, 2015

The Great Ocean Road dairy brand has taken out Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customer award for block cheese.   Warrnambool Cheese & Butter and Coles supermarkets created the Great Ocean Road brand together. It has only been on the market since 2012 and is used to sell both milk and cheese products.   Canstar Blue said that the brand received top marks for variety, taste and packaging appeal.   Upon receiving the award, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Senior Brand Manager, Mike... ...Read more »

A2 Milk Company chases after Chinese baby formula boom
October 12, 2015

The A2 Milk Company has completed its NZ$40 million capital raising efforts as the  dairy manufacturer plans to expand internationally.   On the 8 October 2015 the A2 Milk Company announced that it wanted to raise the capital to support its expansion in New Zealand, Australia and key international markets; China, the UK and the USA.   Growth in demand for baby formula in Australia, New Zealand and China was reported as the main driving factor for the expansion.   The A2 Milk Company... ...Read more »

Ski D’Lite relaunches with 25 per cent less sugar
October 5, 2015

Ski Di’Lite yoghurt has been relaunched with 25 per cent less added sugar.   The yoghurts will continue to be low-fat and come in a variety of flavours including strawberry, smashed berry and peach & mango.   A new marketing campaign will accompany the relaunch. Titled ‘Practically Perfect’ it will focus in on Australian mothers trying to do their best in raising their children.   Advertising efforts will include a video in which children recognise their Mum as being perfect... ...Read more »

Nudie introduces coconut-based ‘yoghurt’ range
September 28, 2015

Nudie has introduced a new range of yoghurts made from fermented coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.   The new products are claimed to be dairy-free, gluten-free, ‘low in sugar’ and ‘contain no additives’. Nudie says it hopes the  product range will capture the attention of those Australians who avoid dairy. The company believes 1/3 of Australians currently avoid eating dairy products.   Nudie has made the coconut yoghurts available in three flavours; natural, vanilla and blueberry.... ...Read more »

Vitasoy enters almond milk market
September 28, 2015

Soy milk manufacturer Vitasoy is entering the almond milk market with two new products, almond milk original and almond milk unsweetened.   Vitasoy is expanding into almond milk as it believes 12 per cent of Australian households currently consume the dairy alternative.   The new products will be made in Australia using Australian almonds from the Murray River and Riverina regions.   Both options have received a four star rating on the Federal Government’s health star rating system.... ...Read more »

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