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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 sees Q1 profit, sales rise 29 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A shake-up of its organisation over the last two years has contributed to a 43% jump in first-quarter net profit at Brazilian meat processor BRF.


Marine Harvest volumes “not affected” by Chile eru 28 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Seafood group Marine Harvest has said that its 2015 and 2016 harvest volumes “will not be affected” by the volcanic eruptions in Chile that have seen more than 6,000 people evacuated from their homes in the past week.


Grupo Bimbo sales, earnings rise 27 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo booked higher first-quarter sales and earnings on the back of broad-based regional expansion and improved margins.


Argentina's Verónica in "Latin America milk first" 23 Apr 2015

Paula Krizanovic

Argentine dairy firm Verónica has launched the first milk with higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA milk) in Latin America.


Arca Continental adds to Bokados snacks plant 23 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Mexican food and drinks group Arca Continental is eyeing growth at home and in export markets after investment at its domestic Bokados snacks plant.


Dr Oetker acquires Mexico's D'Gari 12 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

German food group Dr Oetker has completed the acquisition of Mexican confectioner D'Gari following approval from the local competition regulator.

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