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Focus: Mexican dairies focus on adding value

Dairy producers in Mexico have turned to product diversification to boost sales in the face of rising costs, weak purchasing power within lo...

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...

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...

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

US opens gates to beef from Brazil, Argentina 30 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

The US market has opened to fresh beef imports from Brazil and Argentina, ending a long period of restriction, the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service revealed yesterday (29 June).


Marine Harvest to restructure Chile business 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Seafood processor Marine Harvest has announced a restructure in Chile which will result in job losses.


JBS to buy Moy Park from Marfrig 22 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Marfrig has entered into a deal to sell its European meat business, Moy Park, to fellow Brazil-based meat group JBS for around US$1.5bn.


Marine Harvest, AquaChile terminate merger 9 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Marine Harvest announced today (9 June) the proposed merger of its Chilean business, Marine Harvest Chile, with AquaChile has been terminated.


Lifeway introduces kefir drink to Mexico 1 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Lifeway Foods is expanding distribution of its probiotic dairy beverage to Mexico.


Russia blocks imports from 10 Brazil meat plants 1 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has imposed a temporary ban on imports from 10 Brazilian meat processing plants.

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