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Comment: US food sector sees rising valuations

The dramatic M&A battle being played out in the US protein space comes as fresh evidence that food companies are willing to pay top-dollar f...

Focus: Tyson raises stakes in bid for Hillshire

Tyson Foods entered fray today (29 May) when it issued a fresh bid for Hillshire Brands, trumping an earlier offer from Pilgrim's Pride. Lik...

Editor's viewpoint: Seeing the value in being lean

With the bidding war for Hillshire Brands intensifying, it is pertinent to point out just how correct Sara Lee's management - and those on W...

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...

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BRICs and beyond: Vigor eyes Brazil dairy top spot 3 Apr 2013

Paula Krizanovic

Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.

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JBS to double production capacity in Paraguay 15 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat processor JBS has announced plans to double meat production capacity in Paraguay.

JBS "nears" food unit IPO 4 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group JBS is reportedly set to launch the initial public offering of its domestic unit JBS Foods "within weeks".

JBS Q2 profits down despite sales increase 15 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat giant JBS has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter of the year despite an increase in sales.

Cost control helps Pilgrim's Pride profits 31 Jul 2014

Dean Best

US poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride has reported higher half-year profits as a lower cost of sales helped offset a dip in sales.

Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil ops to JBS 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Tyson Foods has struck a deal to sell its operations in Mexico and Brazil to meat processing rival JBS.

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