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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 firms lose certification in probe 11 Apr 2017

John Shepherd

Brazil has cancelled the Federal Inspection Service (FIS) registration certificates of three meat facilities in the country over irregularities discovered as part of a federal investigation into alleged corruption, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has announced.

Grupo Bimbo names Diego Gaxiola CFO 9 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has appointed Diego Gaxiola as its new CFO after Guillermo Quiroz decided to retire.

Brazil allows three plants to resume exports 5 Apr 2017

Dean Best

Brazil has lifted an export ban on three meat plants under investigation as part of the country's federal probe into alleged corruption.

JBS to furlough workers as fraud claims hit sales 31 Mar 2017

Dean Best

JBS is to temporarily reduce the number of workers at ten plants in Brazil to adjust to a decline in domestic beef sales in the wake of the fraud allegations that have hit the sector.

BRF announces shake-up amid Brazil meat probe 29 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

BRF has made changes to the management structure at the top of the Brazil-based meat giant in the wake of a probe into allegations of corruption that have rocked the country's meat sector.

JBS silent on talk IPO could be suspended 28 Mar 2017

Dean Best

JBS, one of the Brazil-based meat processors at the centre of corruption allegations, has refused to be drawn on a report it is considering suspending the flotation of its overseas operations.

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