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Focus: Mexican dairies focus on adding value

Dairy producers in Mexico have turned to product diversification to boost sales in the face of rising costs, weak purchasing power within lo...

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...

Focus: Has Hershey's international push backfired?

Compared to many food sector giants, Hershey's expansion on the international stage was relatively recent. Stepping up Hershey's presence ov...

Should Bel follow Morocco deal with more M&A?

French cheese giant Bel Group has made a rare acquisition in an emerging market with a deal to buy a majority stake in Safilait, the third-l...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.

Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.

Latest News

Almarai agrees US$210m settlement for fire 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has agreed a SAR790m (US$210m) payout with its insurers following the fire at its bakery facility in Jeddah.

Marine Harvest to restructure Chile business 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Seafood processor Marine Harvest has announced a restructure in Chile which will result in job losses.

American Lorain launches Chinese Fritters 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

American Lorain Group has launched a new product in China in a bid to boost its presence in the domestic breakfast market.

Results in brief – Boparan, Ukrproduct 26 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Boparan Holdings made some positive noises about its third-quarter and said that it plans to invest in its protein and chilled units. Ukrproduct suggested that it has recovered some sales volumes despite economic and political instability in Ukraine. Here are this week's results in brief.

Nan Pro-3 "cleared" by Indian authorities - Nestle 25 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Nestle said that its Nan Pro-3 infant formula has been cleared by Indian authorities after a consumer complaint said live worms had been found in a package.

China seizes meat from 1970s in latest scandal 24 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese authorities have reportedly seized around 100,000 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat including one batch dating from the 1970s.

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