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General Mills aims to milk Brazil yoghurt demand

General Mills secured its entry into the fledgling but growing Brazilian yoghurt market with the acquisition of local player Carolina just b...

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

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...

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...

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: 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.

Latest News

Emmi ups stake in Chile's Surlat 20 May 2016

Katy Askew

Swiss dairy group Emmi plans to increase its stake in Chilean dairy Group Surlat as part of its international growth drive. 


Marfrig narrows Q1 loss on broad-based gains  13 May 2016

Katy Askew

Marfrig, the Brazil-based meat company, has lower losses for the first quarter of 2016 thanks to higher operating profits across all its business divisions and lower debt costs. 


JBS to separate international, Brazilian units 12 May 2016

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group JBS has detailed plans to restructure its business into international and domestic units in order to "strengthen its leading position" in the global food industry and "increase competitiveness". 


JBS sees Q1 margin pressure  12 May 2016

Katy Askew

JBS, the Brazilian meat group, reported lower first quarter earnings due to margin pressure at the group's US chicken and beef businesses. 


Marfrig names Eduardo Miron new CFO 3 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig has promoted Eduardo Miron to the position of CFO.


Grupo Nutresa posts Q1 profit rise 3 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Grupo Nutresa has recorded a rise in profits and sales for the first quarter of the year.

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