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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...

BRICs and beyond: Brazil's gluten-free challenge

Brazil with its vast population and a growing middle class with increasing health concerns, has huge opportunities in the gluten-free sector...

DATA: Top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil

Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin...

Latest Interviews

BRICs and beyond: Vigor eyes Brazil dairy top spot 3 Apr 2013

Paula Krizanovic

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.

just-food interview - PepsiCo, Strauss JV Obela 25 Jul 2012

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Lala 9M earnings rise ahead of sales 28 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala has seen earnings rise ahead of sales growth in the first nine months of the year, thanks to stronger margins in the first half.

M. Dias Branco 9M earnings rise 28 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Improved margins and higher sales enabled Brazilian cookies-to-pasta group M. Dias Branco to record higher earnings in the first nine months of the year.

Machado to join Brazilian dairy Vigor as CFO 28 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian dairy Vigor has named Victor Machado as its new CFO.

Bimbo profits up on Canada Bread, lower costs 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based baker Grupo Bimbo has posted a 31% rise in nine-month earnings as sales were boosted by recently-acquired Canada Bread and as raw material costs fell in the third quarter.

Industrias Bachoco enjoys 9M profit, sales rise 23 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Mexican poultry processor, Industrias Bachoco, has posted a 21.4% increase in net profits for the first nine months of the year.

Gruma profits rise on lower costs 23 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Mexican tortilla maker Gruma posted a jump in nine-month profits as a drop in costs boosted earnings.

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