A2 Milk Company takeover duo revealed
June 24, 2015

Freedom Foods Group and large US food manufacturer Dean Foods Company have been officially revealed as the interested parties wanting jointly to take over the A2 Milk Company. The A2 Milk Company had earlier announced that two unnamed companies had approached the A2 Milk Company but by Wednesday 24 June 2015 the Australian Stock Exchange had made it imperative to disclose the names of the interested parties given the serious media speculation. Freedom Foods Freedom Foods is a publicly-listed Australian-based... ...Read more »

Possible bid to buy out A2 Milk Company
June 22, 2015

The A2 Milk Company Ltd may soon be acquired by two unnamed companies.    Announced in a statement to stock exchanges in Australia and New Zealand today, The A2 Milk Company Ltd said it could not state the names of the interested parties as doing so could lead the companies to withdraw their interest. The company is listed both on the Australian Stock Exchange and the New Zealand Stock Exchange and has a market capitalisation of AUD $336 million. The share price rose AUD $0.05, or ten per cent,... ...Read more »

How consumer trends have influenced dairy packaging
June 22, 2015

Look behind what’s on today’s retail shelves, and the strength of consumer trends shaping dairy packaging is obvious. Here are just five trends (out of the many) and how they’ve impacted dairy product packaging: Need for authentication — dealing with counterfeiting Convenience — smaller, resealable, easily held, ready to eat Environmental concerns — glass containers, renewable caps made from plants Health — lunchbox-friendly, portion control Packaging innovation — saving manufacturing... ...Read more »

Australian-based group buys out United Dairy Power rump
June 17, 2015

Australian-based Beston Global Food Company has revealed it has acquired milk producer United Dairy Power from the receivers. Australian-based Beston Global Food Company has revealed it has acquired milk producer United Dairy Power from the receivers. The South Australian based United Dairy Power which was an aggregator of milk suppliers across Victoria and Tasmania, went into receivership in April 2015. The company was one of the country’s largest independent milk suppliers and owned the Caboolture... ...Read more »

Frosty Boy expands beverage range
May 13, 2015

Australian frozen dessert and beverage manufacturer Frosty Boy is expanding its ‘The Art of Blend’ beverage range with a new Decadent Milk Chocolate flavour. Australian frozen dessert and beverage manufacturer Frosty Boy is expanding its ‘The Art of Blend’ beverage range with a new Decadent Milk Chocolate flavour. The company has said they are launching the new flavour after noting increasing demands for more beverage choice in the Australian market. ‘’The Art of Blend’ range was introduced... ...Read more »

Yoplait launches new Greek yoghurt snack in Australia
May 11, 2015

Yoplait launches new Greek yoghurt snack in Australia Yoghurt brand Yoplait has launched a new Greek yoghurt and fruit snack in Australia called Bon Appetit. Yoplait said market research it conducted showed that “almost 90 per cent of Australians would like to snack healthier, but prefer the taste of unhealthy snacks”. The brand, which is part of food and beverage company Lion’s portfolio, said the new snack product was developed with this research in mind. “Australians are increasingly mindful... ...Read more »

Murray Goulburn shareholders give go-ahead to ASX listing
May 11, 2015

Murray Goulburn shareholders give go-ahead to ASX listing Shareholders in Australia’s largest dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn voted late last week in favour of listing the organisation on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Shareholders voted in favour of all items of business presented including the adoption of the new capital structure and related constitutional amendments, the consolidation and conversion of B and C Class Preference Shares to non-voting Ordinary Shares and the increase... ...Read more »

Bulla relaunches Homer Hudson brand in Australia
May 6, 2015

Bulla relaunches Homer Hudson brand in Australia Australian dairy company Bulla Dairy Foods has brought the premium Homer Hudson ice cream brand back to Australia, relaunching the range nationally. Homer Hudson was first launched by Unilever in the 1980s, but was discontinued in 2009. It has been relaunched in Australia by Bulla in partnership with two leading Sydney-based advertising creative agencies, The Monkey’s and Maud. Homer Hudson ice cream uses dense ice cream and unconventional flavour... ...Read more »

Five:am launches cacao yoghurt in Australia
May 4, 2015

Five:am launches cacao yoghurt in Australia Leading Australian yoghurt brand five:am has launched a cacao yoghurt in Australia. Five:am is now a subsidiary of international consumer products group PZ Cussons Australia and New Zealand, which acquired the yoghurt brand in August 2014. Five:am produce a premium range of Australian made and certified organic products. Five:am has been one of the most successful entrants to the Australian food industry over the past decade. The business has strong retail... ...Read more »

Murray Goulburn acquires Caboolture cheese brand as UDP collapses
April 29, 2015

Murray Goulburn acquires Caboolture cheese brand as UDP collapses Australia’s largest dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has snapped up the Caboolture cheese brand from troubled dairy company United Dairy Power (UDP), as UDP has collapsed into receivership. Murray Goulburn announced that it had acquired the Caboolture Cheese brand, a leading brand in the foodservice market, as well as some processing equipment, from UDP. Caboolture is a food service market leading shredded mozzarella brand, mainly... ...Read more »

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