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Cadbury: job cuts bitter the taste of sweet sales growth

Despite reporting strong sales growth, Cadbury has announced that it is to cut 580 jobs, 250 of which will be in the UK as part of a company restructure, with the remaining 330 in Australia and New Zealand. The UK confectioner appears to be taking this hard line action in order to prevent the impending global recession from harming its profitability while keeping speculative competitors at bay.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fairtrade: gathering pace in Australia and New Zealand

Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand has reported a significant growth in retail sales of Fairtrade-certified products in 2010, compared to 2009. A combined effort from consumers, manufacturers, and retailers alike is elevating the profile and adoption of the Fairtrade concept in this region, and the trend is set to continue in the coming years as Fairtrade gathers mainstream appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2011
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CommentWire

Fonterra: full spread ahead

Fonterra has agreed to acquire a range of New Zealand Dairy Food Holdings' (NZDF) assets. This is the latest in a line of purchases that have made Fonterra the world's biggest dairy exporter, and suggests that the co-operative group has hardly been distracted by its failure to snare National Foods earlier this year.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2005
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CommentWire

Fonterra: the winning high-protein component

Fonterra's newly-unveiled dairy protein ingredients will appeal to a variety of customers. Though the vast majority of crispy proteins are currently used in energy bars, the new product's lack of flavor, nutritional benefit and functionality make it suitable for inclusion in a wider range of products.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Global ethical revolution is driving growth in fair-trade sales

From its humble beginnings in the 1950s, fair-trade has developed into a global movement. A new report by Datamonitor reveals that fair-trade sales across Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand, and Japan have experienced double digit growth since 2002. This growth is being driven by an increased consumer awareness of ethical issues and environmental concerns.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2008
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CommentWire

New Zealand meat: banishing the specter of BSE

A New Zealand government advisory group's recommendation to set up a compulsory identification system for every farm animal in the country is to be welcomed. If implemented, the system will give further reassurance to consumers around the world as to the healthy status of New Zealand meat, which in turn may help to bolster meat exports.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2005
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CommentWire

Pizza Hut: going gourmet

The gourmet pizza market in New Zealand is growing, with market leader Pizza Hut adding a new luxury range to its menu. Pizza Hut's gourmet addition will allow it to seize market share from its upscale competitors. Yet while aiming high, the pizza chain should avoid alienating its core market - the family - upon which its success is built.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2005
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CommentWire

San Miguel: no half measures

San Miguel, most famous for its leading beer brand, has been expanding aggressively outside this sphere in recent years, and it has now won a lengthy battle with Fonterra to get its hands on National Foods, the largest Australian dairy company. While clinching the deal is good news for San Miguel, it is an ambitious step that is more of a gamble than previous acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005

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