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Why overseas giants are eyeing off Aussie brands

It’s been a big few weeks for Australian manufacturing. Dairy company Bega Cheese this week confirmed a $534 million deal to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks from Japan’s Kirrin, bringing the business back under Australian ownership, while NSW welcomed a game changing facility for the production of plant-based foods.  According to Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index, local manufacturing industries are experiencing strong growth. Figures for October show that the food