Lion milk success after packaging switch to highlight dairy farmers
October 27, 2014

Lion milk success after packaging switch to highlight dairy farmers Food and beverage manufacturer Lion has announced that, since switching its Dairy Farmers milk packaging in Far North Queensland to ‘Malanda Original Milk’, overall retail sales have increased by 2 per cent.  This represents almost 5,000 litres of additional volume per week, and is a significant sign of support from the local community. Lion said the initiative, launched in July 2014, was designed to recognise the farming families... ...Read more »

Bulla launches lamington flavoured ice cream in Australia
October 27, 2014

Bulla launches lamington flavoured ice cream in Australia Australian dairy food company Bulla Dairy Foods (Bulla) has launched a lamington-flavoured ice cream in Australia. Bulla said the ice cream ‘recreates an Australian classic’. The ice cream is made with Bulla Vanilla Ice Cream, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with coconut pieces. Bulla Dairy Foods is one of Australia’s oldest family owned dairy companies, making dairy products in country Australia for six generations, since 1910. Nick... ...Read more »

Bulla launches coconut flavoured frozen yoghurt in Australia
October 22, 2014

Bulla launches coconut flavoured frozen yoghurt in Australia Bulla Dairy Foods (Bulla) has launched a new Coconut Flavoured Frozen Yoghurt in Australia, continuing what it called “the coconut craze”. Featuring a creamy coconut flavoured centre and tropical fruit frozen yoghurt shell, Bulla’s new Coconut Flavoured Frozen Yoghurt is available in three flavours: mango, lime and pineapple. Bulla Dairy Foods is one of Australia’s oldest family owned dairy companies, making dairy products... ...Read more »

AFGC’s latest State of the Food Industry 2014 report : Turnover and exports up, but job shedding continues
October 13, 2014

Turnover and exports up, but job shedding continues: AFGC State of the Industry 2014 report The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) sixth annual industry snapshot State of the Industry 2014 released in October 2014, showed there were signs of growth opportunities for the Australian food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce sector despite challenging economic conditions. AFGC CEO Mr Gary Dawson said the State of the Industry 2014 highlighted strong growth in food and beverage exports... ...Read more »

Productivity Commission calls for sellers of dairy products to share in on-farm investment
October 13, 2014

Productivity Commission calls for sellers of dairy products to share in on-farm investment Australia’s federal government Productivity Commission has found that on-farm investment was “crucial” to increasing Australia’s raw milk supply and dairy product manufacturing output. Manufacturers may need to share more of the investment risks in order to increase raw milk production, according to the Commission. The Productivity Commission said that more farmgate price incentives to encourage ‘new’... ...Read more »

Cadbury and Bulla launch new ‘carnival’ ice cream flavours
October 13, 2014

Cadbury and Bulla launch new ‘carnival’ ice cream flavours Global confectionery company Cadbury and Australian dairy manufacturer Bulla Dairy Foods have launched new flavours in the Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Ice Cream range. Following the successful release of Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Ice Cream, Cadbury and long-term business partner, Bulla Dairy Foods have joined forces again to create a new range of marvellous Special Carnival Edition themed combinations. The... ...Read more »

Woolworths to expand Farmers’ Own milk to Western Australia
October 8, 2014

Woolworths to expand Farmers’ Own milk to Western Australia Australian supermarket group Woolworths has announced that it will introduce its Farmers’ Own milk brand, which will be sourced directly from farmers in the Margaret River region in Western Australia, across its 89 stores in the State. Woolworths buys Farmers’ Own milk directly from farmers rather than through a processor. The Farmers’ Own brand has so far only been available in New South Wales where a highly successful trial with... ...Read more »

Woolworths bread price war raises more concerns
September 29, 2014

Woolworths bread price war raises more concerns Just days after cutting the price of a loaf of Homebrand white bread to just 85c, Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced the latest products in its campaign to reduce the cost of living for Australian families by slashing prices on more consumer staples. Over recent weeks Woolworths has introduced new ongoing specials on a range of goods including Devondale Longlife Milk 2 litre down to $2, Homebrand Nappies down to $11, Sanitarium Weet-Bix... ...Read more »

Consuming high-fat dairy products may lower risk of type 2 diabetes, study
September 24, 2014

Consuming high-fat dairy products may lower risk of type 2 diabetes, study People with the highest consumption of high-fat dairy products (8 or more portions per day) had a 23 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest consumption (1 or less per day), according to research from the Lund University in Sweden. The research, presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, was undertaken by... ...Read more »

Jalna launches new range of pot set fruit yoghurt
September 17, 2014

Jalna launches new range of pot set fruit yoghurt Yoghurt manufacters Jalna have launched its new Pure Yoghourt with Fruit range, with a real fruit layer below the traditional pot set Sweet & Creamy Greek yoghourt recipe. Jalna said it took more than two years of research, trialling and tasting to create four varieties of a pure fruit yoghurt that is set naturally in the pot so it “does not need any artificial additives or preservatives”. “We continue to make yoghourt the original way;... ...Read more »

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