Alibaba and blockchain technology to drive food safety and quality

 Alibaba (Australia) Company Pty. Ltd. will engage PwC firms in New Zealand, Australia and China to provide services and advice relating to Alibaba’s intention to build greater trust in food—right across the supply chain. A memorandum of understanding was signed today setting out Alibaba’s intentions and the involvement of Fonterra and NZ Post. The signing […]

Vitafoods Asia, Singapore 5-6 September 2017

Vitafoods Asia 5 – 6 September 2017 Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore www.vitafoodsasia.com   Vitafoods Asia, now in its seventh year moves to Singapore to further broaden its appeal within the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. Singapore is actively positioning itself as the food hub of Asia and it has […]

Notice of date for FY17 interim results

Synlait (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) will announce their Interim Results for the financial year ending 31 July 2017 (FY17) on 29 March 2017. An investor relations schedule, with key dates for the current financial year, can be found online at www.synlait.com/investors/key-dates.

GMP Dairy to develop Chinese market further

GMP Dairy to develop Chinese market further

The current dairy business climate is both challenging and promising, because regulations on infant formula are still very sticky and unclear. However, Evergrande Group’s investment into GMP Dairy Limited’s business has given the company more opportunities. Evergrande Dairy chairman Mr Xu Wen has mentioned before the group, which had turnover this year of 131.5 billion […]

New Zealand King Salmon declares 2.0 interim dividend

A successful branding and market positioning strategy underpins growth for New Zealand King Salmon Investments Ltd (NZKS), which today reported its half year result for the six months to 31 December 2016 (1H17). The Board affirms its full year FY17 forecast as presented in its Product Disclosure Statement dated 23 September 2016. Key highlights include: […]

Predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

Predictions for sustainable foods in 2017

Organic foods The market share of organic foods is expected to approach 7-10 percent in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and neighbouring countries. With growth in organic farmland slowing, supply shortfalls are expected. Eco-labelled foods – Fairtrade will retain its position as the second largest eco-label for food products, however fragmentation will continue: more fair […]

Fonterra says UK needs open trade policy

Fonterra says UK needs open trade policy

Open markets encourage investment, increase competitiveness, and allow for more consumer choice and product innovation in the dairy industry, said Fonterra’s Trade Strategy and Stakeholder Affairs Manager, Dr Francis Reid. This was the message he delivered to an audience at the Semex Dairy Conference in Glasgow, ahead of Brexit – or the formal triggering of […]

Agrigate to revolutionise farm performance

Agrigate to revolutionise farm performance

Waikato dairy farmer Bill Aubrey believes Agrigate, the new online tool, will be revolutionary in helping farmers improve their farm performance. Developed by Fonterra Farm Source and LIC, Agrigate combines all the key data farmers need to make faster and smarter decisions on one, easy to use online dashboard. LIC Chief Executive and Agrigate Chairman […]

Patties invests in Leader Products

Patties invests in Leader Products

And creates a market-leading food manufacturing group across Australia and New Zealand. Patties Foods Limited (“Patties”), an iconic Australian food manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Leader Products (“Leader”), a manufacturer of quick, easy, delicious frozen convenience food products based in New Zealand. Leader was established by Tony Peterson and Richard Crabb in 1998 and […]