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Focus: Can BRF deliver aggressive growth?

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, is undergoing significant change. The company has undertaken a massive behind-the-scenes restructuring drive...

BRICs: The thinking behind Mondelez's Vietnam deal

Mondelez International this week announced it was acquiring a majority stake in the snacks business of Vietnamese food group Kinh Do. Hannah...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

FrieslandCampina in China: right place, right time

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to ri...

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

Abraaj outbids Kellogg with fresh Bisco Misr offer 24 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Private-equity firm Abraaj has upped its takeover offer for Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr, outbidding Kellogg.


UPDATE: Danone plans investment in Indonesia 24 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Danone plans to invest in expanding its remaining businesses in Indonesia following the sale of its fresh dairy unit to Indofood, the French group has told just-food.


Indofood to buy Danone's Indonesian dairy arm 24 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Indofood struck a deal to acquire 100% of Danone Dairy Indonesia (DDI) through its local dairy subsidiary Indolakto.


Kellogg: Bisco Misr bid part of global leader aim 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has confirmed it has pressed forward with a bid to acquire Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr.


Kellogg trumps Abraaj bid for Bisco Misr 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has favoured Kellogg over Abraaj for the takeover of its business, after the US cereal giant submitted an EGP908.5m bid to acquire the snack maker, it was revealed in a bourse filing today (20 November)


Ukraine bans poultry from UK, Germany, Netherlands 19 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Ukraine has moved to block imports of poultry products and raw materials from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany in a bid to prevent the spread of bird flu.

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