Latest food news & analysis in Latin America
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...
Brazil with its vast population and a growing middle class with increasing health concerns, has huge opportunities in the gluten-free sector...
Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin...
Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and...
Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.
PepsiCo and Strauss Group have taken their Sabra dips and spreads business outside North America for the first time. The companies have launched the Obela brand in Mexico and, in this month's just-food interview, Michelle Russell catches up with Obela chief executive Giora Bar Dea to discuss the plans for the brand and its potential for international expansion.
Parmalat is nearing a deal to acquire assets from bankrupt Brazilian dairy Lácteos Brasil (LBR).
Brazilian meat giant JBS has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter of the year despite an increase in sales.
Brazilian food group Marfrig saw its profitability improve year-on-year in the second quarter.
Brazilian dairy group Vigor saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 as it benefited from the acquisition of 50% of local peer Itambe and continued to push "value-added" products.
Mexico-based food group La Costeña has acquired US canned beans and veg firm Faribault Foods to grow its business north of the border.
Colombia-based food company Grupo Nutresa has reported higher first-half sales and operating profit.
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