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The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

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...

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

Arca Continental to open third Mexico snacks plant 19 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Mexican food and beverage firm Arca Continental has unveiled plans to invest almost MXN300m (US$13.7m) in building its third snacks production plant in the country's Queretaro state.

BRF 'eyeing IPO of new halal foods unit OneFoods' 5 Jan 2017

Dean Best

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, has refused to be drawn on a report the company is planning an IPO of its newly-established halal foods business, OneFoods, this spring.

Gruma opening Mexican tortilla plant  8 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Mexican bakery group Gruma has announced plans to invest MXN1bn (US$49.3m) in a production facility in its domestic market that will produce more than 50,000 tonnes of tortillas and tostadas annually. 

Nestle, Kellogg sued in Chile over ad "violations" 24 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

Consumer protection chiefs in Chile are suing Kellogg, Nestle and Mars Inc for displaying children's cartoon characters on products high in sugar in alleged breaches of advertising laws to combat obesity.

Brazil snack firm Dori gets PE investment 22 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

US-based private equity firm Acon Investments has acquired a stake in Brazilian snack and candy maker and distributor Dori Alimentos.

Brazil's beef exporters planning global trade push 18 Nov 2016

John Shepherd

Brazil's beef exporters say they are gearing up for a trade push in the Far East and south-east Asia after exports to China resumed following the lifting of a ban last year.

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