25 March 2014
Brazil-based meat group JBS has booked a 29% jump in earnings for 2013 thanks to a domestic poultry acquisition and the "best ever" year for US chicken arm Pilgrim's Pride.
17 March 2014
The biggest story of the week came as it started - with the announcement of the proposed merger between banana giants Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes. Elsewhere, UK grocers Morrisons and The Co-operative Group grabbed the headlines - the former for its bid to revive sales and the latter for the resignation of its chief executive.
12 March 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.
11 March 2014
Marfrig is considering listing parts of its business overseas, the chief executive of the Brazilian meat giant has revealed.
10 March 2014
Brazilian meat group Marfrig fell into the red in 2013, hit by foreign exchange and losses from derivatives.
5 December 2013
Moy Park, the European arm of Brazil's Marfrig, is "strengthening" its processing capabilities in the UK through the conversion of 450 temporary staff to permanent positions at its facility in Anwick.
2 December 2013
Irish food manufacturer Kerry Group is reportedly leading the race to acquire meat snack brand Peperami from Unilever.
14 November 2013
Brazilian meat group JBS booked a decline in third-quarter net profit, dragged down by financing costs incurred to fund the acquisition of poultry business Seara.
13 November 2013
Brazilian food giant Marfrig has filed higher third-quarter sales but seen profits fall on increased selling costs and debt expenses.
9 August 2013
Brazil-based food group Marfrig has swung to a net loss in the first six months of the year.
22 July 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.
4 July 2013
Brazil-based food group Marfrig is to split its beef business into two operational units - one for its domestic market and one for southern parts of South America.
20 June 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.
17 June 2013
The latest just-food interview saw the boss of Nestle's business in Greater China discuss the food giant's strategy in the market and why he believed the world's largest food manufacturer had the edge on its rivals in the region. It was a week of a number of notable pieces of M&A, including Canadian retailer Sobeys' move to buy Safeway Inc's business in Canada and JBS's deal to acquire Seara Brasil from local meat rival Marfrig.
17 June 2013
This week, just-food spoke with the CEO of Nestle Greater China, Roland Decorvet, who went into detail about the company's strategy in China and the challenges it faces there. We also garnered analysts' thoughts on Amazon's plans for its US grocery business and Carrefour's prospects for the African market. Elsewhere, JBS announced a deal to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil, Sobeys bought Safeway's Canadian operations, and B&G Foods snapped up Pirate Brands.
11 June 2013
Marfrig has said the sale of its domestic poultry business would make the Brazil-based meat group "stronger" and allow it to focus on growth opportunities elsewhere.
10 June 2013
Brazilian meat giant JBS is to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil from local rival and fellow international meat processor Marfrig.
14 May 2013
Brazilian food group Marfrig has seen its losses widen in the first quarter, hurt by the cost of integrating plants acquired from Brasil Foods.
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.
16 April 2013
UK-based poultry group Moy Park will be able to offer more products to its customers as part of a reorganisation by parent Marfrig, the Brazilian meat giant.
28 March 2013
Brazilian food group Marfrig has insisted it remains committed to de-leveraging its balance sheet as it booked a drop in 2012 losses.
25 March 2013
UK union Unite has launched a campaign to save 300 jobs at the Wisbech production facility operated by Marfrig's Moy Park business.
12 February 2013
Brazilian meat giant Marfrig has named VP of finance Ricardo Florence dos Santos as its CFO.
13 November 2012
Brasil Foods has booked a 75% drop in third-quarter profits as higher feed costs more than offset sales gains in the period.
8 November 2012
Brazilian meat giant Marfrig has appointed former Cargill CFO Sergio Rial to lead its processed food division, Seara Foods.
26 October 2012
Brazilian meat giant Marfrig has returned to profit in the third quarter of the year.
24 August 2012
Brazilian meat giant Marfrig is understood to have attracted companies including Tyson and Blackstone for the potential purchase of a stake in the group.
14 August 2012
Brazil-based meat giant Marfrig today (14 August) booked a second-quarter profit, moving back into the black after a loss in the corresponding period last year.
15 May 2012
Marfrig has reported higher quarterly profits as the Brazilian meat processor increased its focus on value-added products and disposals and lower financing costs boosted its bottom line.
26 March 2012
The chief executive of Brazilian meat giant Marfrig has looked to the group's future as a global food company even after it recorded losses of BRL746m (US$411.6m) in 2011.