Food and Beverages

Pie Face closures to claim 130 jobs

by AAP
Around 130 jobs will be lost as administrators of the financially troubled Pie Face close 20 stores.

Winemaker optimistic about China prospects

by AAP
Australian Vintage chairman says FTA will help ensure long-term success in China.

Affinity keen to sell Tegel Foods

Private equity firm focused on making another lucrative exit from one of its smallgoods businesses.

Retail Food in coffee deal

Retail Food Group extends its market share, buys specialist coffee brand.

Inghams may float in 2015

TPG appears to be readying poultry empire for a float on the ASX next year.

Big names hit in Pie Face collapse

String of high-profile investors burned as fast-food chain enters voluntary administration.

Charter Hall Group buys $171m portfolio

Property management company acquires industrial portfolio leased to poultry producer Inghams.

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

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