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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...

Focus: Can BRF deliver aggressive growth?

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

BRICs: How dairy deal bolsters Lactalis and BRF

The proposed sale of BRF's Brazilian dairies unit to Lactalis-owned Parmalat looks set to be a win-win for both companies. BRF is focusing o...

Focus: Mexico's obesity fight turns to advertising

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last ye...

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 rejigs management structure in bid for growth 19 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Brazil-based food group BRF has revamped its management structure, a move it claimed would "boost the company's growth potential".


Marine Harvest in AquaChile tie-up 19 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Marine Harvest, the Norwegian salmon specialist, has entered into a deal that will see it merge its Chilean business with local seafood group AquaChile.


Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial resigns 15 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Marfrig chief executive Sergio Rial has decided to leave the Brazil-based meat giant, the company announced today (15 January).


Lala names Walmex chief Scot Rank CEO 6 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Wal-Mart de Mexico CEO Scot Rank will replace long-time Grupo Lala chief executive Arquimedes Celis at the helm of the Mexican dairy company later this year.


JBS denies link to corruption probe, shares plunge 23 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

JBS, the Brazilian protein giant, has insisted it "strongly denies" reports linking it to a corruption investigation being carried out by the Brazilian Federal Police, operation "Lava-Jato".


UPDATE: Nestle ice cream sale a "local" decision 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Nestle has insisted that the sale of its Mexican ice cream business is a "local decision" that will not impact its global ice cream operations.

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