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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...

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

Mars to buy Mexican chocolate maker Grupo Turin 30 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Mars has struck a deal to buy Mexican chocolate business Grupo Turin.

Deoleo starts olive oil bottling in Ecuador 28 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Deoleo, the Spain-based olive oil producer, has started bottling in Ecuador as part of a fresh push to expand in Latin America.

Grupo Bimbo sets out "responsible" palm oil plan 11 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has outlined fresh plans to source palm oil "responsibly".

Grupo Nutresa profit hit by charges 1 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Acquisition charges have hit Grupo Nutresa's first-half profits, although the Colombian food company saw operating income and revenue rise.

Hershey Brazil buy-out approved 18 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Hershey's move to buy out its partner in Brazil, Pandurata Alimentos, from their venture in the country has been approved by local competition officials.

JBS books lower Q2 profits on expenses 14 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

JBS, the Brazil-based meat group, has booked lower profits for the second quarter on the back of higher costs, although sales grew year-on-year.

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