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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

2014's most-read news stories on just-food 15 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The takeover battles for Chiquita Brands International and for Hillshire Brands were among the stories that grabbed your interest in 2014.


Food industry news of week: Danone, Cargill 12 Dec 2014

Dean Best

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.


Cargill mulls entry into Indonesian poultry sector 10 Dec 2014

Dean Best

US agribusiness giant Cargill is considering moving into Indonesia's poultry market.


Hormel, Cargill end 12 year Precept Foods JV 3 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Hormel Foods and Cargill have dissolved their joint venture partnership for the Precept Foods brand.


Nortura embarks on antibiotic-free chicken project 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Norwegian meat processor Nortura is rolling out a project that aims to raise antibiotic-free chickens.

Latest blogs

Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal 16 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International is to become a major international cocoa supplier after announcing a US$1.3bn deal for Archer Daniel Midlands' cocoa business.


Food sector backs climate change initiatives at UN summit 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Businesses from across the food industry pledged support for renewable energy, greener supply chains and fresh efforts to put the brakes on destruction at the United Nations 2014 Climate Change Summit in New York yesterday (23 September).

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