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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...

Profiles: Arab Dairy and Bisco Misr

Egypt has been in the M&A spotlight in recent weeks, with Arab Dairy and local snacks group Bisco Misr the subject of interest from internat...

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.

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BRF, Indofood ink Indonesia JV deal 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian food group BRF and Indonesia food company Indofood are set to work together in the Asian market.


Maspex buys Agros Nova assets from PE firm IK 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex is to acquire parts of local peer Agros Nova from private-equity firm IK Investment Partners.


Kellogg and Abraaj table fresh bids for Bisco Misr 18 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg and Abraaj Investment Management have tabled new offers for Egyptian snack firm Bisco Misr, with the US food giant again outbidding the private-equity firm.


Timeline: Tussle for Egypt snack firm Bisco Misr 18 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg is battling it out with Middle East private-equity group Abraaj to buy Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr. Here just-food provides the highlights in the race so far.


PepsiCo opens snacks plant in Saudi Arabia 17 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has opened a production facility for snack products in Saudi Arabia to service Middle Eastern markets.


Thai Union opens innovation centre 16 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Seafood group Thai Union Frozen Products has opened its first innovation centre as it works to grow its business and develop value-added products.

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