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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...

Britannia's e-cookie: why peers won't follow suit

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail s...

Ferrero highlights problem Indian red tape

Ferrero Group is purportedly re-thinking its investment plan in India due to difficulties with regulators in the country. The Indian market...

Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How BRF plans growth in stagnant Europe 20 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Brazilian food group BRF is working to an ambitious agenda. The company is bent on expanding as a global food manufacturer operating in the protein space. However, eking out growth in stagnant developed markets such as Europe can prove somewhat problematic. At this year's SIAL trade show in Paris, Katy Askew spoke to Europe CEO Roberto Banfi to find out how the company plans to meet this challenge.


Interview part 2: BRF CFO Augusto Ribeiro 18 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.

Latest News

San Miguel to buy out Hormel Foods from Vietnam JV 28 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Philippines food and drink business San Miguel Corp. is to buy out US group Hormel Foods from the companies' venture in Vietnam.


Fourth quarter surge lifts Hanoimilk FY sales 26 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Vietnamese dairy group Hanoimilk booked a surge in fourth-quarter sales, offsetting some impact of lower revenues in the first nine months of the year.


F&N secures Nestle dairy licensing deal in ASEAN 23 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave has secured a licensing deal with Nestle to manufacture and distribute the Carnation, Bear Brand, Bear Brand Gold, Ideal Milk and Milkmaid products in ASEAN countries.


Cherkizovo unveils "healthy" chicken range 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Cherkizovo, the Russian poultry processor, has announced the launch of a "healthy" line of ready-to-cook chilled chicken products in its domestic market.


Three bidders to start Zito due diligence 22 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Three companies bidding for Slovenian food producer Zito have been invited to perform due diligence, according to local newspaper Delo Daily.


ITC books "healthy growth" in packaged food sales 22 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Indian conglomerate ITC has reported "healthy growth" in its packaged food sales in its third quarter.

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