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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...

BRICs and beyond: Venezuelan food sector in crisis

Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and...

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

Parmalat nears Lacteos Brasil acquisition 26 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Parmalat is nearing a deal to acquire assets from bankrupt Brazilian dairy Lácteos Brasil (LBR).


JBS Q2 profits down despite sales increase 15 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat giant JBS has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter of the year despite an increase in sales.


Marfrig reports improved profitability 14 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian food group Marfrig saw its profitability improve year-on-year in the second quarter.


Sales, profits up at Brazilian dairy group Vigor 14 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian dairy group Vigor saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 as it benefited from the acquisition of 50% of local peer Itambe and continued to push "value-added" products.


La Costena buys US canned food peer Faribault 4 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based food group La Costeña has acquired US canned beans and veg firm Faribault Foods to grow its business north of the border.


H1 sales, operating profit up at Grupo Nutresa 4 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Colombia-based food company Grupo Nutresa has reported higher first-half sales and operating profit.

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