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10 Things to Learn - JBS's acquisition of Moy Park

Brazilian protein giants Marfrig and JBS have reached an agreement that will see the ownership of European poultry processor Moy Park transf...

Marfrig stresses continuity as CEO Rial departs

Brazilian protein group Marfrig surprised the market yesterday (15 January) with the announcement CEO Sergio Rial will stand down. Rial was...


Dean Best | 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.


Michelle Russell | 22 Jul 2013

Unilever could soon be selling another food brand. The company, which has offloaded a number of food assets in recent years, is understood to be on the look out for a buyer for its Peperami snack brand. While Unilever has declined to comment on the reports, analysts have offered their views as to who might snap up this "animal" of a brand.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 2013

Bernard Matthews Farms has admitted it may look for outside investment and 2 Sisters Food Group is reportedly considering a bid for the business. Industry watchers believe the UK food giant is the prime candidate to acquire the poultry processor. Michelle Russell reports.


Dean Best | 13 May 2013

US breakfast cereal group Post Holdings kicks off a relatively quieter week of results with its half-year numbers on Monday. On Tuesday, meat giants Marfig and JBS will report on how it fared in the first three months of the year - as will Wal-Mart on Thursday. The week also includes an international conference in the Netherlands looking at the sustainable cultivation of soy.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 28 May 2010

The creation of Brasil Foods, one of the world's largest meat groups, from Brazil's Perdigao and Sadia, was a rare mega-merger in 2009, when the global crash hit M&A. However, the deal is yet to win complete regulatory approval and, although parts of Perdigao and Sadia are operating together, Brasil Foods is yet to reap the rewards of the merger. In this month's just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to Brasil Foods CFO Leopoldo Saboya about the prospects for the business.

Latest News

Katy Askew | 7 Apr 2016

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig has reached an agreement to sell four production facilities in Argentina to Black Bamboo Enterprises, a subsidiary of Chinese firm Foresun Group, for US$75m. 


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Feb 2016

Marfrig saw its losses narrow in 2015 as a result of its sale of European arm Moy Park to fellow Brazil-based meat giant JBS.


Dean Best | 21 Dec 2015

The creation of Kraft Heinz was the stand-out M&A story of the year, although there were plenty of other significant deals, including JBS's move for European meat group Moy Park, the sale of Quorn Foods to Philippines-based Monde Nissin and Nomad Foods' two transactions in European frozen food. Elsewhere, Nestle was rocked by the Maggi recall in India, while it and a number of other companies - including Hershey - suffered amid China's economic slowdown.


Dean Best | 17 Dec 2015

From the merger that created Kraft Heinz and ConAgra Foods' decision to split in two, through Nestle's uneven sales performance and on to investment in India and China, our analysis pages got you clicking this year. Here's the top ten most-read analysis articles of 2015.


Katy Askew | 6 Nov 2015

Marfrig has booked an improved sales and earnings performance as the Brazilian meat group works to strengthen its financial position through disposals including the recent sale of its Moy Park business. 


Katy Askew | 12 Aug 2015

Brazilian meat group Marfrig booked an increase in first-half losses due to higher financial expenses and losses from foreign exchange.


Katy Askew | 30 Jun 2015

The US market has opened to fresh beef imports from Brazil and Argentina, ending a long period of restriction, the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service revealed yesterday (29 June).


Katy Askew | 26 Jun 2015

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.


Katy Askew | 22 Jun 2015

Marfrig has entered into a deal to sell its European meat business, Moy Park, to fellow Brazil-based meat group JBS for around US$1.5bn.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Jun 2015

This week, Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi noodle brand in India after a food safety scare that has seen local authorities insist the product has elevated levels of lead. Elsewhere, Abbott Laboratories was tied up in a class action lawsuit over its Similac product with allegations it is misleading consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. Elsewhere Nomad Holdings confirmed it is in acquisition talks with Findus Group. just-food visited the Free-From Expo in Barcelona this week and spoke to Warburtons among others. We also interviewed the CEO at Divine Chocolate. Here is the week in quotes


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Jun 2015

Russia has imposed a temporary ban on imports from 10 Brazilian meat processing plants.


Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2015

Marfrig, the Brazilian meat group, booked narrower net losses in 2014 despite higher finance costs and the depreciation of the Brazilian real.


Dean Best | 16 Jan 2015

Brazil-based food giant Marfrig announced the surprise resignation of CEO Sergio Rial this week after just a year in the position. Another chief executive is to go at UK retailer Morrisons, with its board believing its best chance to return to growth is without Dalton Philips.


Hannah Abdulla | 16 Jan 2015

UK dairy co-operative First Milk was this week forced to come out and calm fears over its financial position after announcing it would delay payments to farmers. Staying in the UK, Morrisons announced chief executive Dalton Philips would leave as the UK grocer battles to reignite sales. And Brazil-based food giant Marfrig revealed its CEO had resigned from the business.


Katy Askew | 15 Jan 2015

Marfrig chief executive Sergio Rial has decided to leave the Brazil-based meat giant, the company announced today (15 January).


Katy Askew | 19 Nov 2014

Brazilian meat group Marfrig has confirmed plans to push ahead with an initial public offering for its European meat business, Moy Park, next year.


Katy Askew | 13 Nov 2014

Marfrig, the Brazilian food group, booked a mixed set of third-quarter results, with a rise in sales and operating earnings failing to offset the impact of higher finance and foreign exchange costs on the bottom line.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2014

Brazilian food group Marfrig saw its profitability improve year-on-year in the second quarter.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Jul 2014

This week, Unilever announced the sale of Slim-Fast to Kainos Capital. Abbott and Fonterra announced a partnership to create a dairy farm hub in China and Marfrig revealed plans to investment of GBP170m into Moy Park. We also looked at why firms are queueing up to invest in Egypt and looked at the global growth of the halal food sector. Here is the week in quotes.


Dean Best | 10 Jul 2014

Brazil-based meat giant Marfrig is to pump GBP170m into its Moy Park business in Northern Ireland, including adding new processing lines and setting up an innovation centre.


Dean Best | 21 May 2014

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, has started the process of listing domestic arm JBS Foods.


Katy Askew | 15 May 2014

Brazilian meat giant JBS has reported lower first-quarter profits as a jump in financing costs more than offset sales gains.


Katy Askew | 12 May 2014

Brazilian meat group Marfrig has seen sales and operating profits rise in the first quarter - but net losses also mounted in the period.

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