Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Wetherill Park. SKI production to continue

National Foods and New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, have entered into a heads of agreement for Fonterra to acquire the yoghurt SKI licence and associated intellectual property from National Foods should National Foods successfully acquire Dairy Farmers, later this year. In September, Fonterra acquired the long-term rights to the SKI brand from 2012. SKI had been licensed to Dairy Farmers up to 2012. Under the agreement, for the next two years National Foods would continue to manufacture, on behalf of Fonterra, the entire range of SKI yoghurts presently produced at the Dairy Farmers’ Wetherill Park production facility. Continued full production of SKI, at Wetherill Park, would ensure continuity of supply and maintenance of quality for SKI products in Australia, the company said