The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable...
The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to s...
| 16 Jun 2015
The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable looks at cocoa, a commodity facing grave challenges but now receiving increased and concerted attention from companies following the launch of the CocoaAction collective initiative a year ago.
| 2 Jan 2015
The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to see GDP growth slow in 2015, which will only intensify competition in an already tough market. However, the prospects for India look brighter and a number of countries in south-east Asia offer opportunities. Dean Best reports.
| 30 Sep 2014
India is the world's largest raw milk producer and one of the biggest global markets for dairy products. While the participation of international dairies remains relatively low in the country, interest is increasing. Continued rapid demand growth presents a challenge and an opportunity for multinationals stepping up their operations in India - and the growing presence of foreign firms bodes well for the health of the sector itself. Katy Askew reports.
| 12 Mar 2014
Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial was upbeat about the progress he saw at the Brazil-based meat processor yesterday (11 March), insisting the company was "more stable" than in previous years despite falling into the red in 2013.
| 27 Nov 2013
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.
| 27 Sep 2013
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.
| 2 Jul 2015
Brazilian meat group JBS has entered an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business in a deal worth US$1.45bn.
| 3 Feb 2015
Cargill has moved to buy Zamanita, the cooking oil business of African food group Zambeef.
| 12 Jan 2015
Cargill is to close a meat slicing and packaging site in the US, a move which sees 118 jobs at risk.
| 15 Dec 2014
The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.
| 12 Dec 2014
Danone this week gave the first tangible signs of its plans under new CEO Emmanuel Faber, including a new division to focus on growing in Africa. Cargill revealed it is considering an entry into Indonesia's poultry sector. Meanwhile, Tesco announced another profit warning but notably outlined changes to the way it will do business with suppliers.
| 10 Dec 2014
US agribusiness giant Cargill is considering moving into Indonesia's poultry market.
| 3 Dec 2014
Hormel Foods and Cargill have dissolved their joint venture partnership for the Precept Foods brand.
| 2 Dec 2014
Norwegian meat processor Nortura is rolling out a project that aims to raise antibiotic-free chickens.
| 7 Nov 2014
Cargill has become the latest US company to launch a range of antibiotic-free meat products with the roll out of antibiotic-free turkeys.
| 20 Oct 2014
Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.
| 17 Oct 2014
Cargill has sold its 50% stake in Spanish olive oil venture Mercaóleo to partner Dcoop, the local farmers co-operative.
| 15 Oct 2014
ConAgra Foods is launching its ACT II popcorn product and its Hunt's line of condiments in Brazil under an agreement with Cargill.
| 24 Sep 2014
Representatives from the political, business, finance and civil sphere came together in New York yesterday (23 September) at the UN's 2014 Climate Change Summit. Food corporations were among those signing up to pledges to tackle the growing problem of climate change. Here just-food provides a flavour of the promises our industry has made - and reaction to them.
| 15 Sep 2014
M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.
| 8 Sep 2014
A lawsuit alleging Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland "aided and abetted" child slavery in Cote d'Ivoire can proceed after an intervention by an appeals court in the US.
| 31 Jul 2014
Tight cattle supplies have seen Cargill announce it is to close its Milwaukee beef processing plant with approximately 600 jobs at risk.
| 3 Jun 2014
Pilgrim's Pride is reportedly upping its offer for the acquisition of Hillshire Brands to US$55 a share.
| 22 May 2014
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".
| 16 May 2014
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.
| 9 Apr 2014
Cargill has blamed "external" effects - including problems with corn shipments to China - for a slump in earnings in its third quarter.
| 31 Mar 2014
Cargill and Copersucar have announced plans to combine their global sugar operations in a 50-50 joint venture.
| 17 Feb 2014
Nestle and Mondelez International were among the major food manufacturers reporting 2013 results last week, although perhaps the most notable financial update was ConAgra Foods' second profit warning in five months. Elsewhere, there was speculation over the future ownership of UK grocer Morrisons and United Biscuits continued its international expansion with an investment in Nigeria.
| 15 Apr 2015
The Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., has become the company's first certified landfill-free production site.
| 24 Feb 2015
The European Commission is launching an in-depth investigation into Cargill's US$440m purchase of Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate manufacturing business.
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