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Fonterra Oceania will focus on co-operative business in NZ and Australia

Fonterra Oceania will focus on co-operative business in NZ and Australia

By Acrosite. 02/19/2024 | 17:02

Fonterra Oceana, Fonterra Brands New Zealand and Fonterra Australia will be rebranded from May 1 when they merge.

The merger is expected to “strengthen our trans-Tasman offering in an increasingly competitive market,” according to a statement signed by Fonterra's managing director Miles Hurrell, in a statement released this Monday.

FBNZ includes our consumer brands and foodservice businesses in New Zealand, with well-known brands such as Anchor, Mainland and Kapiti, as well as products such as butter, yogurt, cheeses and of course liquid milk.

The main supply of milk solids for different brands and products will follow from the Australian milk pool.

Ren Dedoncker, an experienced leader with a history of global roles within Fonterra since 2005, will lead the newly formed Fonterra Oceania team, overseeing the company's integrated operations in both New Zealand and Australia, growing the business from that continent.

It's important to note that the company has a 12 percent revenue contraction through early 2024, compared to 2018 records, a gain that's important in the context of moving toward a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent.

The economic sustainability of the company and the product appears to be a firm priority for the New Zealand cooperative.

A week ago Fonterra announced on-farm milk prices for the 2023/24 season, increasing by 30 cents to $7.80 a kilo, which is estimated to reach A$8.30 a kilo.

This change, according to Hurrell, corresponds to an increase in demand for our basic reference products, mainly from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, which is reflected in GDT prices, which increased by ten percent and 11.5 percent in dairy farms. Electronic auction values ​​for milk.

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Looking ahead, the potential impact of geopolitical instability and supply chain disruption on demand in key importing regions remains uncertain. Thanks to our size and our diversification into markets, this gives us options. “Through our partnership with Kotahi we are in a good position to continue to get co-op products to customers,” he says, referring to an industry that co-operates with.

Fonterra's fiscal 2024 earnings guidance is unchanged at between 50 and 65 cents per share.

Source: Elidaporelcampo