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2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

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...

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

Meat giant BRF "unsatisfied" with results 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

BRF has admitted it is "deeply unsatisfied" with its results for 2016, which saw the Brazil-based meat processor fall into the red amid pressure from input costs and lower financial income.


Bimbo profits up on sales, lower input costs 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has reported a rise in annual profits, helped by an improvement in sales and lower raw material costs.


Marfrig operating profit flat but FY losses mount 24 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group Marfrig's net losses deepened during 2016, as higher financial expenses and the lapping of discontinued operations dented the group's performance despite otherwise flat operating profit. 


Mission owner Gruma books higher FY sales, profits 23 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Gruma, the Mexico-based food group behind the Mission brand, has booked improved annual sales and earnings.


Grupo Lala books FY higher sales, profits 21 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Grupo Lala, the Mexico-based dairy company, saw its sales and earnings grow in 2016 despite losses from the assets it acquired in the US part-way through the year.


Sigma Alimentos FY sales, earnings down on FX 15 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Mexico-based meats and dairy business Sigma Alimentos saw pressure on its sales and profitability in 2016 due to the weakening of the Mexican peso against the US dollar.

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