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Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin...


Paula Krizanovic | 6 Dec 2011

In part two of just-food's Category crunch on Brazil's biscuit sector, Paula Krizanovic argues that, with volumes slowing, acquisitions and product innovation will be key ways for local and multinational players to drive growth in a competitive market.


Sam Webb | 5 Dec 2011

Biscuit sales in Brazil jumped by almost 40% between 2005 and 2010 but, in a fragmented market, competition has proven tough and there are signs that growth - while still healthy - is slowing. In just-food's latest Category crunch article, we look at how the industry's largest players are reacting.

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Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

M. Dias Branco saw its sales and profits grow in 2016 as the Brazil-based biscuits-to-pasta supplier withstood the challenging economic conditions in its domestic market.


Katy Askew | 2 Aug 2016

M. Dias Branco, the Brazilian pasta-to-cookies group, revealed efforts to improve its profitability paid off in the second quarter, when the company was able to report sequential and year-on-year growth.


Dean Best | 3 May 2016

M. Dias Branco has reported higher first-quarter sales, helped by price increases, but seen profits slide amid higher operating expenses and amid restructuring costs, as the Brazil-based food group looked for efficiency improvements in a "challenging" macro-economic environment.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Oct 2015

M. Dias Branco has posted mixed profits for the first nine months of the year after recording flat sales. 


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2015

The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.


Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.


Hannah Abdulla | 3 Mar 2015

Brazil's M. Dias Branco has posted a 14% jump in full-year profits on the back of higher demand for its products.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2014

Improved margins and higher sales enabled Brazilian cookies-to-pasta group M. Dias Branco to record higher earnings in the first nine months of the year.


Dean Best | 29 Jul 2014

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.


Dean Best | 6 May 2014

Brazilian food group M. Dias Branco has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits on the back of improved market share trends.


Dean Best | 29 Oct 2013

Brazilian food group M. Dias Branco has booked an increase in profits for the first nine months of the year, although a spike in the cost of wheat hit margins.


Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2013

While the results continued to roll in last week, just-food managed to catch some time with a number of key executives, including the CFO of Arla on the release of its latest earnings results, and Co-op's head of retail who spoke about investments the retailer has in the pipeline. We also took a look at the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of investing in Brazil as part of a five-part briefing. Here is a selection of quotes from this week's news and insight.


Paula Krizanovic | 5 Jan 2012

Brazilian biscuits market leader M. Dias Branco (MDB) has acquired local rival Pelágio Participações for BRL240m (US$130.2m).


Dean Best | 12 Dec 2011

There would have been weary sighs in retail boardrooms this week after India's government suspended plans to open up its retail sector to more overseas investment. It was, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee claimed, a "missed opportunity" for India. McIlwee, meanwhile, also faced questions about Tesco's UK operations, which reported another quarter of falling sales. Elsewhere, Wal-Mart, another retailer that could benefit from reform in India, raised eyebrows when it admitted it had opened an investigation into bribery allegations within its international operations.

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