Food and Beverages

JBS still hungry for acquisitions

After buying Primo, meat giant gobbles Brazilian poultry group Big Frango.

Primo sale brings home the bacon

The big price paid by fresh meat processor JBS for smallgoods business Primo highlights the desire among food producers to capitalise on the rapidly growing Asian market.

JBS to acquire Primo for $1.45bn

Nation's largest fresh meats processor, JBS, to purchase ham, bacon and smallgoods producer.

Market remains competitive: Goodman Fielder

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Food producer carefully assessing introduction of discounted private label bread into Aust.

Grocery bills may go up: Barnaby Joyce

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Agriculture Minister says grocery bills might increase thanks to FTA, but farmers will be getting a fairer price.

A2 Milk to list on ASX

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The Auckland-based mik producer plans to list locally next year.

China’s Greenland eyes agricultural deals

Property developer Greenland Holding plans to buy Australian beef, dairy and wine companies.

The dairy industry must not waste the FTA opportunity

Our dairy industry will have to invest heavily if it wants to milk the China free trade deal for all it is worth.

Premier Fruits completes purchase, eyes IPO

Premier Fruits has completed the acquisition of two family farming and wholesaling operations as it gears up for a potential IPO next year.

Lederer set for Primo windfall

Paul Lederer could be in for windfall through sale of $1bn bacon and salami producer.

Rinehart in China dairy JV

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Mining magnate agrees to $500m deal to export infant milk powder from Queensland.

Casella Wines buys Peter Lehmann for $50m

Yellow Tail wine producer will acquire iconic Australian brand at a steep discount.

TWE to close Ryecroft winery

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Treasury Wine Estates shutting Ryecroft winery in SA, putting 33 jobs at risk.

Is Scotch still king of whisky?

The Scottish whisky industry has had a few knocks of late, and an increasing number of nations producing their own high quality whiskies is adding to the pressure.

Treasury looks to grant CEO shares

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TWE seeks shareholder approval to grant Clarke rights to up to 764,000 shares, based on performance.

Bright Food confirms Manassen IPO

Chinese firm tips further deals in Aust, will also float UK-based Weetabix.

Coopers Brewery profit slips as costs squeeze

Full-year profit falls 9.1 per cent but sales, turnover hit record figures.

Green’s Foods hits the road for IPO

The company behind the Green’s cake mix plans to raise $47m in its IPO as private equity firm CVC sells down its stake.

Smooth sailing for a true family partnership

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From coffee to island resorts, there’s a lot more to the Oatley family business story than just Rosemount Wines.

Woolworths in NZ winery takeover: report

Woolworths subsidiary Pinnacle Drinks in final stage of acquisition of NZ's Isabel Estate Vineyard.