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 »

Consumers want to improve bone health with calcium and vitamin D enriched food products
April 29, 2015

Consumers want to improve bone health with calcium and vitamin D enriched food products Two in five UK consumers want to improve their bone health, presenting ample opportunity for food and beverage brands to help prevent or manage this rapidly growing health concern, according to market research organisation Canadean. However, Canadean said there was still work to be done in convincing consumers of all ages about the importance of calcium and vitamin D. UK consumers concerned about osteoporosis According... ...Read more »

Revolutionary refrigerated logistics will trigger fresh milk boom from Australia to Asia
April 27, 2015

Revolutionary refrigerated logistics will trigger fresh milk boom from Australia to Asia Dutch logisitics and perishable liquids transporting company Trilobes has said its refrigeration technology could see Australia’s dairy industry drastically increase the volume of fresh milk it exported to Asia by boat. The new technology will offer the processors of Australian-sourced milk a much higher return than they presently obtain from powdered milks. Diederik J.S Brasser, Managing Director of Trilobes... ...Read more »

Murray Goulburn to raise $500 million in capital restructure
April 15, 2015

Murray Goulburn to raise $500 million in capital restructure Australia’s largest dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) has announced an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to vote a new capital structure that will see the organisation seek approximately $500 million of capital. Murray Goulburn operates its dairy processing business under the leading Devondale brand. The EGM will be held in Melbourne on Friday, 8 May 2015. Murray Goulburn is Australia’s... ...Read more »

Diabetes risk reduced by high-fat dairy products, study
April 15, 2015

Diabetes risk reduced by high-fat dairy products, study Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is linked to a higher risk. The researchers said their findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in April 2015, were in line with previous studies of eating habits that indicated a link between high... ...Read more »

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