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Deal or no deal: All to play for over Hillshire

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after H...

BRICs and beyond: Venezuelan food sector in crisis

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On the money: Marfrig eyes growth opportunities

Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial was upbeat about the progress he saw at the Brazil-based meat processor yesterday (11 March), insisting the company...

BRICs: Local factors hindering Indian food retail

Poor logistics, including a lack of infrastructure and trained manpower, keep modern branded food retail from actualising its potential in I...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch - Timothy Venverloh, ADM 27 Nov 2013

Ben Cooper

As one of the largest traders of agricultural raw materials in the world, Archer Daniels Midland is probably a direct or indirect link in more food supply chains than it is possible to quantify. Global sustainability director Timothy Venverloh explains how ADM is setting about making its business and those of the companies it supplies more sustainable.


Interview: Cargill enters Chinese poultry sector 27 Sep 2013

Dean Best

Cargill this week opened its first animal protein plant in China. With demand for protein soaring in the country, the move looks a sound one from the US agribusiness giant. However, the poultry sector in China can be a challenging place to do business.

Latest News

Cargill closes US beef processing plant 31 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Tight cattle supplies have seen Cargill announce it is to close its Milwaukee beef processing plant with approximately 600 jobs at risk.


Pilgrim's Pride reportedly ups offer for Hillshire 3 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Pilgrim's Pride is reportedly upping its offer for the acquisition of Hillshire Brands to US$55 a share.


Industry in new cocoa sustainability pledge 22 May 2014

Dean Best

Hershey, Mars and Nestle - plus cocoa suppliers Barry Callebaut and Cargill - are among 12 companies to set up a new industry initiative to "accelerate" efforts to make farming in west Africa "more sustainable".


Cargill cutting production on low cattle suppl 16 May 2014

Katy Askew

Cargill Meat Solutions, the US meat business of agri-giant Cargill, has confirmed that it will be laying off staff at its Dodge City processing facility in response to tight cattle supplies in the country.


"External" issues hit Cargill profits 9 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Cargill has blamed "external" effects - including problems with corn shipments to China - for a slump in earnings in its third quarter.

Latest blogs

Cargill snaps up ADM's chocolate business 2 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Five months after Cargill's rumoured interest to buy Archer Daniels Midland's cocoa and chocolate businesses came to nothing, the company today (2 September) announced a deal for part of the assets.


ADM preparing Q3 chocolate sale 6 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Agri-giant Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to sell its global chocolate operations by the end of the third quarter, the company said this week.

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