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Fonterra Darfield adds new shift to meet cream cheese demand

Strong global demand for our cream cheese has seen Fonterra’s Darfield site in Canterbury hire a full shift of new recruits as the team ramps up production.

December 17, 2020

Farm

Taking the farm to the customer

COVID’s presented many challenges for businesses, and one of them is the inability to travel. So, when Fonterra’s research and development partner BY-HEALTH wanted to give its customers a glimpse of farming, New Zealand-style, they used live video technology to bridge the gap, taking the farm to the customers.

November 27, 2020

Foodservice

The sweet success of a Garlic Cream Cheese bun

When COVID closed shops, and many of us were forced to work from home, baking often became the go-to activity for comfort.

November 11, 2020

Global

Award-Winning Passion for People

A passion for people and lending her expertise to help her peers during COVID-19 has put Carol Feng a cut above the rest.

October 22, 2020

Community

Helping to get a COVID vaccine

When COVID-19 first hit New Zealand’s shores Fonterra stepped up to help make hand sanitiser and some of its employees volunteered their time to make face masks. Now the Co-op’s offering another hand – this time to help develop a vaccine.

September 03, 2020

Innovation

Exploring consumer trends in China

Our quest to keep up with the fast-paced consumer market in China has received a boost, with the opening of our refurbished innovation centre in Shanghai, dedicated to developing innovative products suited to the Chinese market.

September 02, 2020

New Zealand

Consumer sentiment evolving as New Zealand reopens

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on our everyday lives. What’s also really interesting is how it’s shaping how we think about our weekly shop.

July 01, 2020

New Zealand

How sustainability leads to success

Sustainability is a term that’s frequently used in and around our Co-op. We talk about helping our suppliers to farm sustainably, securing a sustainable milk supply, supporting sustainable communities and catchments and ensuring our products and packaging are sustainably produced and used.

June 25, 2020

Innovation

A right turn down the path to a Queen’s Birthday Honour!

When Fonterra Chief Science & Technology Officer, Dr Jeremy Hill heard the news he was being recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, he didn’t quite believe it.

June 04, 2020