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2011-07-14 12:41:00

CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fonterra Co-operative, a global leader in dairy nutrition today announced the appointment of Mr. Theo Spierings as its new CEO. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/CG35458) Mr. Spierings, who led the Dutch farmer dairy co-operative, Royal Friesland Foods, into a merger with Campina in 2008, will take over from Fonterra's departing CEO Mr. Andrew Ferrier, effective Sept. 26. Mr. Ferrier announced his resignation from Fonterra last...

2011-06-13 09:34:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SignalDemand today announced that Fonterra, a global leader in dairy nutrition, has selected the SignalDemand EnterpriseOptimizer(TM) solution to optimize their mix and lead in volatile markets. EnterpriseOptimizer will be implemented for Fonterra by SignalDemand, partnered by IBM Global Business Services as a part of the IBM Consumer Products Industry Framework. Fonterra will use EnterpriseOptimizer to coordinate raw material inputs,...

2011-03-22 18:42:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE: KFY), today announced that it has been re-engaged by Fonterra, the world's largest diary exporter and New Zealand's largest employer, to provide Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and consulting services over the next five years commencing April 1st. The new contract marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship with Futurestep and Fonterra. For six years Futurestep has partnered with Fonterra...

2011-03-09 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of B.W. Murdoch Ltd, a leading engineering company supplying processing solutions for the food and beverage industry. The company is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Murdoch's engineering team has decades of experience in the New Zealand dairy, beverage and bio-tech markets, providing engineering solutions with global...

2010-08-31 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world's leading innovative dairy solutions provider, today announced that Giovanna "Gigi" Vita has been appointed to the position of President, Fonterra North America. Vita joins a company that has been providing innovative dairy ingredient solutions to leading food companies in North America for more 60 years, focused on ingredients for cheese, cultured products, paediatric and functional nutrition,...

2009-04-01 12:19:00

Product's Constituent Ingredients Now Available to Other Food Manufacturers CHICAGO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fonterra Co-operative Group this week launched a new satiety water in New Zealand, called Whole. The product, which is made with milk protein, is a first for the market, and food and beverage manufacturers in the United States and other global markets can currently leverage the product's constituent ingredients. Fonterra Ingredients' Global Category Manager for Functional...

2008-10-21 12:00:22

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/244eba/chile_food_and_dri) has announced the addition of the "Chile Food and Drink Report Q4 2008" report to their offering. Chile Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Chile's food and drink industry The Chilean dairy sector has been growing strongly in recent years fuelled by growing international and domestic demand. The sector has recently been the subject of international...

2008-10-04 15:00:10

By JANES, Andrew FONTERRA is expected to lift its payout forecast for this season by at least 30 cents a kilogram of milk solids after a board meeting on Thursday. The dairy industry expects the co-op to reveal the payout boost in an announcement on Friday in which it will also re-set the price of its fair value shares and make its initial estimate of the payout for the 2008-09 season. According to industry sources, Fonterra has been telling farmers at recent meetings to expect a...

2008-10-03 09:00:24

Fonterra Brands New Zealand has confirmed that it will lower the price of its dairy products in the coming months. According to the company, while global dairy commodity prices remain well above traditional levels they are softening and this will flow through to the prices it charges its customers for products such as cheese and butter. Peter McClure, managing director of Fonterra Brands, said: "While we do not set retail prices, the prices we charge our customers will fall and we expect...

2008-10-01 15:00:22

High dairy prices have dampened global consumer demand. --------- ----------- The new payout announcement made by Fonterra will not lead to a dramatic belt tightening by dairy farmers. This is the belief of Manawatu/ Rangitikei Federated Farmers vice- chairman and Kiwitea dairy farmer Andrew Hoggard. "As history goes it's still a damn awesome payout. But given that our bottom line costs have also gone up, I guess there will be a few plans around capital expenditure that get put on the...