The dairy company is now facing a class action in the NZ High Court, which relates to earning disclosures in the same period as Australian claims.
Australia and New Zealand’s first alternative proteins conference, AltProteins, takes place in Melbourne today.
The snack company is looking for investors to unlock plans to quadruple revenue over the next three years.
The Wellington-based natural soda syrup company looks to D2C to drive overseas growth as it marks 10 years of business.
“It gives us about five times the footprint and capacity… and that matches our ambitions for 180 Degrees,” says NZ country manager Mike Cullerne.
Queensland is initial focus for pizza franchise before a nationwide expansion is considered.
Thousands of visitors from Australia will arrive in New Zealand today, marking the restart of isolation-free trans-Tasman travel.
Grain and edible oils business GrainCorp has lifted its earnings guidance by at least $110m on the back of significant global demand caused in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The company replicates its model in Australia to open a new channel for craft beer brewers across the ditch.
Proper Snack Foods GM Andy Leonard says challenging shipping and rising costs provided extra motivation to establish manufacturing across the ditch.
The company is struggling to meet demand for its zero alcohol products and could soon sign-off a new $2m+ investment.
The Auckland business expands into hundreds more Woolworths stores as it pushes the nascent premium cereal category across the ditch.
The Queensland factory recognises the growth Frucor Suntory believes is possible, says boss Darren Fullerton.
The Central Otago juice company is targeting Australia to double sales across four states.
New Zealand’s re-opening of its borders to Australian visitors in mid-April and visa waiver countries in early May will do more than just help tourism, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
The innovative beverage maker plans to push up its valuation ahead of dusting off a delayed $5m capital raise.
Catalano’s Seafood has listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, raising over A$5m from its initial public offering.
Countdown employees working alongside Australian colleagues shipped in to fill gaps in New Zealand stores and supply chains should immediately receive pay parity and be remunerated at the significantly higher rates of their colleagues from across the ditch, First Union says.
Australian food firms face stricter rules around the availability, affordability, accessibility, and marketing of food and drinks.
The beverage business wins a major distribution deal for its immunity tonic with the Australian supermarket giant.
Its Australian market share grows, but a wobbly US performance continues, and in-roads are made in China.
Listed food industry supplier MHM Automation has reported a net profit of $1.41m for the six months to December 2021, up 279% on the previous corresponding period.
Andrew Childs’ and Hannah Miller Childs’ Chur brand is about to re-enter Australia after cutting ties with their distributor there last year.
With Covid cases ballooning in the city, how did the food manufacturer manage to stay open during the peak?
The Kraft Heinz Company chair Mike Pretty is to share a Sydney factory Omicron case study with the government.
Staff shortages slowed manufacturing, choked distribution and pushed costs sky-high for the baked goods manufacturer.
The seafood company secures new opportunities for product formerly destined for Foodstuffs, but not at the same price.
Australia’s Woolworths Group has named Sealord one of its top suppliers for the year.
Countdown owner Woolworths has made a last-minute takeover offer for pharmacy group Australian Pharmaceutical Industries for A$871m (NZ$907m).
The A2 Milk Company says it will defend a second class action filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Australia, this time by Shine Lawyers.
A push across the ditch in 2018 has seen the premium popcorn business grow 50% year-on-year.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has been granted A$492,495 (NZ$508,270) to create an international food safety forum.
The UK-based distributor is bringing with it Australian functional beverage Shōjō Tonics, with more products in the pipeline.
The company built its reputation on beer and cider but a move into spirits has enabled its first foray across the ditch.
Manufacturers and retailers will contribute food information for an online consumer database of products.
The Mother Earth owner says its acquisition of Sunsol and Lucky is a “leap forward” in a key international market for the Hamilton-based business.
Lockdown helped drive growth in the supermarket group’s Q1 results with e-commerce surging.
The A2 Milk Company says it is aware of reports about a potential class action led by Australia’s Shine Lawyers but has no knowledge of any further legal proceedings.
The Auckland food firm has clinched a deal to get its snack bars into Woolworths stores across Australia and has ambitions for its premium breakfast cereals to follow.
The Auckland-based business is not just launching into Australia, it is entering lockdown-prone Melbourne via foodservice and independent retail.
The pandemic has delivered the supplement and health food firm new consumers who have pushed up global revenue by 50%.
The iconic Kiwi drinks firm looks to increase Australian sales from 25% to 80% of its revenue.
Chapman Tripp has confirmed that Christchurch investment group the South Island Office paid A$95m ($100.25m) to buy dessert company Sara Lee from McCain Foods.
Marina Hirst Tristram and Ainslie Pomeroy’s company inks a deal that will see its Juicies go on sale in around 900 stores across the ditch.
The company behind Marcel’s Pancakes has doubled in size in four years, growing its retail presence across Asia Pacific – a strategy accelerated by the pandemic.
The sharp fall in tourism trail sales in NZ has prompted the Christchurch company to test the international appetite for its granola snack bars.
The business founder on expanding into export, building a global brand, and whether she’d ever sell her non-alcoholic drinks firm to an alcohol company.
A2 “considers that it complied with disclosures notifications at all time,” following a class claim filing in Australia alleging misleading or deceptive conduct.
The cereals business is nearing $5m in total sales underpinning its Australian premiumisation strategy.
The head of the US giant’s Kiwi business on its $45m investment in innovation, supply chain ‘whack-a-mole’, and is she applying for Kellogg’s top ANZ job?
After a rollercoaster 2020, No Ugly is gearing up for growth undertaking a $2m capital raise as it looks to transition from a functional beverage business to a broader health and wellness company.
Four months on from its acquisition of 180 Degrees, Arnott’s is dodging Delta disruption and preparing to push the premium cracker brand.
The premium mixer business is making major inroads in retail, preparing to put boots on the ground in the US, and is about to go live on Amazon.
Shortlisted for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, Matthew Bennett says his snacks company is expecting significant growth from across the Tasman this year.
Australian alt-meat success story Fable Food is partnering with local specialist Sustainable Foods to enter NZ.
The Christchurch investor follows its $30m purchase of Original Foods by acquiring the iconic dessert maker.
With a Foodstuffs deal and imminent entry into Australia, the beverage business says its growth plans are back on track after a patchy start to the year.
A burgeoning seaweed business is focused on drumming up demand for its food products before tackling the challenging issue of commercial supply in New Zealand.
Adjunct Professor Mark Booth has left Food Standards Australia New Zealand to join an international management consultancy.
Finding growth means driving existing brands like Old El Paso but could also see new products brought down under from the United States.
The Melbourne-based business is launching in New Zealand as the fast-growing bubble tea sector continues to expand.
Bootleggers tonic and mixers brand is set to launch into Australia following the appointment of a local sales agent and the securing a contract to supply what it says is the country’s largest liquor retailer.
New Zealand cocktail brand Finery is looking to secure distributors in both New Zealand and Australia as the young company’s network expands through a recent supply deal with Australian liquor retailer Dan Murphy’s.
Hastie is back at the firm he founded 19 years ago, and he has growth on his mind for his tea and biscuit business.
A year on from its purchase of Hop Federation, the Ticker talks to Kono’s CEO about the brewery’s integration, exporting during a pandemic and whether more acquisitions are on the cards.
The eight-week pause in the travel bubble with Australia is having an immediate impact on hospitality and accommodation bookings, according to Hospitality New Zealand.
US food giant General Mills has appointed of Matthew Salter as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
The health snack firm partners with a supplement company controlled by richlisters the Mowbray family.
Lion reveals 2020 sustainability scorecard and commits to action on value chain carbon emissions.
Who ate all the pies? Non-meat eaters are changing the market and helping to drive innovation and new products, says Goodtime Pie Co.
The Australian distiller aims to be stocked in 300 NZ outlets by the end of the year with more staff and an office planned.
The fortified foods firm plans to double production and boost exports to Australia while it explores markets further afield.
Wellington startup Marama Labs is charting a course for global growth after raising $1.25m for its winemaking technology.
Australia’s major supermarkets have been ‘red flagged’ by a new food tool which shows them offering bigger discounts on unhealthy foods more often and more prominently.
Supply chains continue to suffer from severe congestion globally according to New Zealand Trade & Enterprises latest bi-monthly update for May, although some headroom in seafreight to Australia may be on the horizon.
The Taihape-based food firm will start exporting to Australia after securing a deal with distributor Scalzo.
The growth is being driven by a big increase in exports to Australia – but that may not last, says NZ Avocado.
New venture Ovāvo is targeting the nascent global avocado powder ingredient market.
Six Barrel Soda Co is driving into Australia with a new strategy to double sales and its retail footprint across the ditch by mid-2023.
Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?
Can the country’s food exporters learn lessons from another sector heavily exposed to a single source of income?
A2 said it believes it has complied with all disclosure obligations.
Global ingredient company Kerry aims to be at the forefront of taste trends across New Zealand and Australia with the opening of a new multi-million dollar purpose-built food technology and innovation centre in Queensland.
Pepsico says it will be the first large food FMCG business to move to 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging across its entire snacks range in Australasia.
Young Kiwi drinks company Pals expands its push into Australia after rapid growth in New Zealand.
Listed Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has set a date to complete the spin-off of Endeavour Group, its drinks and hospitality business – a move first mooted back in July 2019.
The deal catapults Australian biscuit giant Arnott’s into NZ’s premium cracker category.
Maker2U will launch its online farmers’ market sister-website in the UK later this year.
Australia is the biggest export destination for New Zealand feijoas and there is real possibility for expansion, says New Zealand’s largest feijoa exporter.
The Hawke’s Bay cider company has partnered with the airline to become the exclusive cider on all flights.
New Zealand sales grow as the company’s Taco Bell rollout continues.
New approach in Australia means ramping up online sales and securing a new distributor.
Hot on the heels of Asia, Impossible Foods is now preparing to enter Australia and NZ with its plant-based meat products.
NZ’s ministerial engagement in the trans-Tasman GE Food Standards approval process has been silenced, says GE Free NZ.
The new blueberry varieties will be able to be grown year round in Australia.
New Zealand food tech company Ārepa has clinched a deal to supply its smart drinks to BP petrol stations.
Egmont Honey is launching its health supplements range, Egmont Health, into Australasian retailer Coles.
The food giant plans to relocate its Wiri confectionery manufacturing to Australia.
Reducing waste, carbon emissions, water usage, sugar and non-recyclable packaging form the backbone of Frucor Suntory’s ten-year sustainability plans.
The agribusiness confirms it is in the running to buy Villa Maria in what would be its first foray into wine.
The KitKat wrapper was produced by collecting and processing waste soft plastic.
The Te Puke-based produce handler more than doubled its annual profit in FY20.
Air NZ’s cargo business will deliver around five million kilograms of food over summer.
The kiwifruit exporter gets the go-ahead for a sale and leaseback deal, unlocking more profit for the year.
The Australian government says it will give Kiwi workers $2000 to take up a short-term contract there.