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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

Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and...

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

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.


Cargill, Copersucar to form sugar JV 31 Mar 2014

Katy Askew

Cargill and Copersucar have announced plans to combine their global sugar operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

Latest blogs

just-food attends the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil 4 Jun 2014

Ben Cooper

Today's European Roundtable being held in London by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at creating a sustainable global supply of palm oil, promises to be an absorbing occasion.


ConAgra, Cargill milling JV cleared - but plants must be sold 21 May 2014

Dean Best

ConAgra Foods has secured clearance for its move to join its flour milling business with a venture run by Cargill and CHS - but after the parties agreed to sell off four plants.

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