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Paula Krizanovic

Articles by Paula Krizanovic

Closure marks Grupo GloriaGrupo Gloria shuts Uruguay Parmalat plant 4 March 2015

Peru's Grupo Gloria has confirmed a decision to shut down its dairy plant in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, where it manufactured Parmalat's products under the brand Ercolat.

BrazilBriefing: Emerging market e-commerce: Retail optimism over Brazil's online grocery channel 28 January 2015

Brazil's online food retail market is, as in many emerging markets, still in its infancy. However, industry watchers report it is a expanding channel and, despite challenges in logistics and distribution, retailers believe demand will grow. Paula Krizanovic reports.

Talks between Nestle and workers started in MarchNestle Venezuela plant strike ends, salary talks restart 31 October 2014

A Nestle cereals and cooking ingredients plant in Venezuela has started operations again after a strike stopped production for two days, with workers resuming talks on pay.

Dole is investing US$28m in an IV range produce plant in ColombiaDole opens produce plant in Colombia 13 October 2014

Fruit and vegetable processor Dole Food Co. has invested US$28m in a ready-to-eat packaged vegetable plant in Colombia.

Mondelez to focus on its core business in ArgentinaMondelez and Argentinian firm Molinos strike two deals 10 October 2014

Mondelez International is tightening up operations in Argentina, announcing two transactions with local food group Molinos Rio de la Plata.

Molinos first invested in Lucini Italia in 2011ARGENTINA/US: Molinos Rio de la Plata takes majority stake in Lucini Italia 28 August 2014

Argentina-based food group Molinos Río de la Plata has gained control of US sauces, soup and dressings producer Lucini Italia.

Thirty per cent of children in Mexico are obeseBRICs and beyond: How Mexico's obesity fight has turned to advertising 4 August 2014

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last year, legislation was passed for a tax on high-calorie foods. Now, food manufacturers operating in Mexico have had restrictions placed on their advertising. Paula Krizanovic reports.

BRAZIL: Vigor to attain BRF dairy factory 26 June 2014

Brazilian firm Vigor will attain a dairy plant local food giant BRF was building in Rio de Janeiro state, a source said today.

M. Dias BrancoNavigating Brazil's slowdown: Interview: Geraldo Luciano Mattos, M. Dias Branco 30 August 2013

As Brazil's largest producer of biscuits and pasta, M. Dias Branco is the type of company that can provide notable insight into trading conditions in the country. just-food spoke to senior executive Geraldo Luciano Mattos about the group's recent performance and outlook for the economy.

Xandó wants Vigor to become BrazilBRICs and beyond: Vigor eyes dairy top spot in Brazil 3 April 2013

Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.

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