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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...

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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.

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Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.


Cargill exits olive oil venture with Dcoop 17 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Cargill has sold its 50% stake in Spanish olive oil venture Mercaóleo to partner Dcoop, the local farmers co-operative.


ConAgra, Cargill take popcorn, sauces to Brazil 15 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods is launching its ACT II popcorn product and its Hunt's line of condiments in Brazil under an agreement with Cargill.


Quote, unquote: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

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.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 15 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

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.

Latest blogs

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).


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.

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