Fonterra chairman Peter McBride says the capital structure review seeks to ensure the sustainability of the cooperative into the future.

Fonterra starts consultation on capital structure options

By Jim Cornall

Soon after requesting a trading halt on the ASX and NZX Main Board, Fonterra has revealed it is starting a consultation process to seek farmer feedback on potential options to change its capital structure to give farmers greater financial flexibility.

Haystack, which was founded in 1989, operates its own facility in Longmont, Colorado.  Pic: Getty Images/SB

Stage acquires Haystack Mountain Cheese

By Jim Cornall

Stage, a specialized growth venture fund that invests in technology enabled and consumer products businesses in need of capital and operating expertise, has acquired Haystack Mountain Creamery in Longmont, Colorado.

Dairy Dialog 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

Dairy Dialog podcast 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

By Jim Cornall

There are three conversations on this week’s podcast: Richard Troman, senior development and application chef, Kerry Europe and Russia; Jimmy Robinson, owner of Robinson’s Ice Cream; and Moayad Abushokhedim, food scientist and founder of Fooditive.

(Left to right) Dieter Baur, CEO Frischpack Group, Horst Luchtefeld, managing director operations, Volker Husen, commercial manager, and Stefan Welter, managing director Baackes & Heimes. Pic: Frischpack

Frischpack Group investing in the future

By Jim Cornall

The Frischpack Group, comprising Frischpack GmbH in the Bavarian town of Mailling and Baackes & Heimes GmbH in Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is continuing to invest in the future.

Net sales across the company were up 4%.  Pic: Land O'Lakes

Land O'Lakes, Inc. announces first quarter results

By Jim Cornall

Land O'Lakes, Inc. has reported net sales of $3.9bn and net earnings of $136m for the first quarter ending March 31, 2021, compared to net sales of $3.8bn and net earnings of $37m in 2020.

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Jon King, COO of Milk Moovement; Evandro Oliveira de Souza, business lead cheese at DSM Food Specialties; and Matt Baldock, business development manager for food packaging at Sealed Air. We also have our weekly look...

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