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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

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.


JBS sees benefits of transformation in 2014 12 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Brazil-based meat giant JBS attributed a jump in 2014 sales and earnings to its transformation drive, which has aimed to turn the company into a "multinational of Brazilian origin".


Calavo to open avocado packing site in Mexico 12 Mar 2015

Dean Best

US fresh produce group Calavo Growers is to build a packing house in Mexico for avocados to go on sale in the US and other international markets.


China gives Mexican pork green light for import 11 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

China has opened its doors to Mexican pork, approving six processors to ship their product over in the first half of 2015.


Vigor books higher 2014 sales, profits 11 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Brazilian dairy group Vigor has booked higher reported and underlying sales and profits for 2014.


Grupo Gloria shuts Uruguay Parmalat plant 4 Mar 2015

Paula Krizanovic

Peru's Grupo Gloria has confirmed a decision to shut down its dairy plant in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, where it manufactured Parmalat's products under the brand Ercolat.

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