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Maspex: M&A opportunities in eastern Europe

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in...

Comment: Prepare for emerging market e-commerce

Consumer goods conglomerate Hindustan Unilever is changing the operating model of its business-to-consumer direct sales arm in India, Hindus...

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...

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

BRF earnings leap on operating efficiency 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, booked a 56.4% jump in 2014 operating earnings thanks to improved efficiency.


Bimbo post Q4 loss, sales up 27 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo today (27 February) reported a fourth-quarter loss on the back of pension charges and restructuring costs in the US - although sales grew in the last three months of the year.


Value-added focus lifts Lala's 2014 performance 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala, the Mexican dairy firm, said new products, a higher proportion of value-added sales and pricing helped lift both sales and earnings in 2014.


YuanShengTai Dairy Farm expects 90% profit jump 27 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

YuanShengTai Dairy Farm has said it expects to book a 90% increase in net profit for 2014.


Gruma FY earnings surge as margins improve 26 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Mexican baker Gruma saw 2014 profit jump thanks to strengthened margins, favourable foreign exchange headwinds and the proceeds from the sale of its wheat flour operations.


Podravka set for China entry 26 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka is looking to start selling products in China through new local offices by the third quarter of the year.

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