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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

Brazil meat giant JBS 'plans assets sale' 24 May 2017

John Shepherd

Brazilian meat giant JBS has reportedly hired an investment bank to help plan a sale of some assets to pay a fine to settle allegations arising from a corruption probe that has engulfed the firm, top executives and politicians – including the country's president.

Chilean meat firm Coexca gets Danish investment 24 May 2017

Helen Arnold

The Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF) has invested US$12m in Chilean pork producer Coexca.

Brazil President takes aim at JBS bosses 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, has pledged to take legal action to suspend an investigation into allegations he was involved in a corruption scandal that has engulfed national meat giant JBS.

Police launch new Brazil agribusiness probes 17 May 2017

Paula Krizanovic

Police in Brazil have opened two new investigations involving food companies in the wake of bribery allegations earlier this year that rocked the domestic meat sector.

JBS swings to Q1 profit but sales slide 16 May 2017

Dean Best

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, has booked a first-quarter profit of BRL422m (US$136.5m) - compared to a loss of over BRL2.7bn a year earlier - but the company saw its sales decline.

Marfrig's losses deepen amidst Brazil meat probe 12 May 2017

John Shepherd

Brazilian meat group Marfrig has booked an increase in its first-quarter losses amid lower sales and the impact on the wider industry of a probe into allegations of corruption that rocked the country's meat sector.

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