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China’s demand for clean and safe dairy products behind A$70 million private investment
23 Mar 2014
A Hong Kong-based private investor has bought Australia's largest privately-owned dairy processor, United Dairy Power (UDP) in a move to capitalise on China’s growing demand for powdered milk products. The A$70 million purchase was made by William H ...
Australian chocolatier acquired by UK investment company
18 Mar 2014
Re:Capital, the Australian arm of UK investment company Hilco Capital, has acquired Australia’s oldest chocolatier, Ernest Hillier, and plans to take the brand into international markets. The A$11 million transaction is Re:Capital’s second investme ...
Consumer demand in China drives investment in Australian winery
14 Mar 2014
Chinese liquor producer, Lu Zhou Lao Jiao has invested in a leading Australian winery to cater to changing consumer tastes in China. The company bought a multimillion dollar stake in Shottesbrooke Vineyards, which is located in McLaren Vale, one of ...
GrainCorp invests A$125 million to strengthen manufacturing operations in Australia
17 Feb 2014
Australia’s GrainCorp Oils has announced a $125 million investment to expand and consolidate its edible oils and spreads manufacturing operations in the country.
Discovery by Australian scientists to advance sustainable sugarcane farming
11 Feb 2014
Australian scientists have discovered a new species of bacterium that could replace nitrogen as a fertiliser in sugar cane farming while helping to improve crop yield. The discovery could make environmentally friendly farming practices more cost-effe ...
$21 million investment to boost Kagome Australia’s global market share
31 Jan 2014
Kagome Australia, a subsidiary of Japan’s Kagome Group, will invest $21 million to expand its tomato processing plant in the state of Victoria. The investment will help the company increase its supply capability and target export markets in Asia.
Italy’s Ferrero to invest in A$70m hazelnut farm in Australia
10 Dec 2013
Italy’s Ferrero Group has announced a $70 million hazelnut project in Australia through a local subsidiary, Agri Australis, highlighting Australia’s strength in the agribusiness sector.
Family-run McLaren Vale winery gets $30m boost from Chinese investment
3 Dec 2013
A partnership between Australia’s Gemtree Vineyards and China’s Sichuan Taifeng Group has tripled production at the family-run winery in the heart of South Australia’s McLaren Vale region.
Demystifying Chinese investment in Australian agribusiness
5 Nov 2013
Providing premium, safe food to China’s rapidly growing middle class presents significant new opportunities for Australia’s food industry, according to a joint report by global consultancy KPMG and the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney ...
Australian innovation turns Jacob’s Creek into global success
27 Jun 2013
Australia’s commitment to innovation has helped turn Australia’s Jacob’s Creek into a global investment success story for the premium wine brand’s French owner, according to an executive from global wine and spirits group Pernod Ricard.

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