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BRF is a global food company. Founded by the merger of Perdigão and Sadia in 2009, BRF is a public company, listed on the BM&F BOVESPA stock exchange as BRFS3. The head office for BRF is located in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2014

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, is undergoing significant change. The company has initiated a massive behind-the-scenes restructuring drive to streamline its operations and build a structure that will deliver stable returns. BRF has now turned its attention to expansion, setting out an ambitious growth agenda. Can it deliver? Katy Askew investigates.


Katy Askew | 9 Sep 2014

The proposed sale of BRF's Brazilian dairies unit to Lactalis-owned Parmalat looks set to be a win-win for both companies. BRF is focusing on improving the performance of its core meat operations and the group would leave the transaction better positioned to step up its expansion into international protein markets. Meanwhile, Lactalis will strengthen its hand in the promising Brazilian dairy sector, leaving the company well-placed as a global dairy powerhouse. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 23 May 2014

Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin American country last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel's latest data on brand "footprints" worldwide. Here we provide data on the top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil last year.


Katy Askew | 9 Aug 2013

Confirmation that Tesco is in joint venture talks with China Resources Enterprise highlights a mounting trend in the FMCG sector. International companies eyeing growth in the rapidly expanding Chinese market are seeking out local joint venture partners. If Tesco's negotiations with CRE prove successful, a stronger business will emerge, Katy Askew suggests

Latest Interviews

Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2014

Brazilian food group BRF is working to an ambitious agenda. The company is bent on expanding as a global food manufacturer operating in the protein space. However, eking out growth in stagnant developed markets such as Europe can prove somewhat problematic. At this year's SIAL trade show in Paris, Katy Askew spoke to Europe CEO Roberto Banfi to find out how the company plans to meet this challenge.


Katy Askew | 18 Nov 2014

As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.

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Dean Best | 9 Jan 2017

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based processor Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayii.


Dean Best | 5 Jan 2017

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, has refused to be drawn on a report the company is planning an IPO of its newly-established halal foods business, OneFoods, this spring.


Katy Askew | 5 Jan 2017

BRF has formally launched what it claims to be the "world's largest" halal meat company, OneFoods. 


Katy Askew | 19 Dec 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF is expanding its Sadia range of convenient meat products in Hungary.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2016

Brazilian meat group BRF reported a 51.7% drop in operating profit for the third quarter, with currency exchange and higher operating costs hitting margins. 


Dean Best | 9 Sep 2016

BRF, the Brazil-based meat processor, today (9 September) announced it had acquired 70% of Malaysian food business FFM Further Processing.


John Shepherd | 29 Jul 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF has reported a 7.6% increase in net revenue for the second quarter of 2016 over the same period a year ago to BRL8.5bn (US$2.5bn), against a backdrop of what it said is a "challenging scenario" in the country.


Katy Askew | 1 Jul 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF has revealed plans to establish a subsidiary that will focus on providing halal meat to Muslim consumers. 


John Shepherd | 16 Jun 2016

BRF, the Brazil-based meat processor, has visited Namibia to discuss the possibility of launching "a specific project" in the country.


Paula Krizanovic | 3 Jun 2016

BRF has outlined plans to further expand production in Argentina, a country the Brazilian meat processor plans to use as one of its two main export bases.


Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2016

BRF has booked a double-digit increase in first-quarter sales, with revenue growth lead by its operations in Europe and Asia. 


Katy Askew | 25 Apr 2016

BRF has said that it plans to take full control of Oman-based frozen food distributor Al Khan Foodstuffs (AKF). 


Katy Askew | 20 Apr 2016

Brazilian meat group BRF plans to speed up its expansion in south-east Asia and the Middle East through the opening of a new regional office to focus on growing in halal markets. 


Katy Askew | 11 Apr 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF has acquired various pork production assets from Globosuínos Agropecuária for BRL20.2m (US$5.6m). 


Dean Best | 1 Apr 2016

BRF, the Brazil-based food group, is to expand and "modernise" its production and distribution site in Vitória de Santo Antao in the north east of the country.


Katy Askew | 23 Mar 2016

Brazilian meat processor BRF has acquired Argentinian cold cut group Alimentos Calchaquí Productos for an undisclosed sum. 


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Feb 2016

BRF, the Brazil-based food group, has increased prices in its domestic market in the early weeks of 2016 despite the company warning it is likely to see competition get tougher in 2016 on the back of the adverse macroeconomic conditions in the country.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Feb 2016

Brazilian meat group BRF reported higher profits and sales for the year as a result of continued growth in the Middle East and in its domestic market.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Feb 2016

BRF has announced the departure of its CFO, Augusto Ribiero Jr., who is leaving the company.


Katy Askew | 8 Feb 2016

Three of BRF's production sites have received approval to export meat products to China. 


Dean Best | 4 Dec 2015

This week, there was fresh speculation about the future of some of Mondelez International's confectionery assets in Europe, while, in the seafood sector, industry giant Thai Union Group canned its planned move for US company Bumble Bee Foods. Two companies - Brazilian meat behemoth BRF and Swiss dairy Emmi - did conclude deals. And Russia revealed the foods it was banning from Turkey.


Hannah Abdulla | 3 Dec 2015

BRF, the Brazil-based meat processor, has snapped up Dutch group Eclipse Holding Cooperatief and UK foodservice distributor Universal Meats.

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Hannah Abdulla | 2 Mar 2015

It's no secret Unilever's spreads arm has been suffering for some time and, as CFO Jean-Marc Huët pointed out when he reflected on the company's 2014 performance in January, declining demand for its brands was dragging down the performance of the rest of its food business.

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