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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...

On the money: Marfrig eyes growth opportunities

Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial was upbeat about the progress he saw at the Brazil-based meat processor yesterday (11 March), insisting the company...

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.

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H1 up but Lala CEO bemoans "low" sales growth 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based dairy company Grupo Lala saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 - but CEO Arquimedes Celis said macro-economic conditions had weighed on the business.


Price hikes boost M. Dias Branco's H1 profits 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.


Gruma posts net profit increase in H1 25 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Gruma has reported an increase in net income for the first half of 2014 driven by better operational performance, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, lower interest expenses and taxes.


H1 sales, profits up at Grupo Bimbo 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reported higher half-year sales and earnings.


Bachoco profit up on lower costs 24 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Industrias Bachoco, the Mexican poultry processor, has booked a jump in first-half net and gross earnings thanks to lower input and financing costs.


BRF alleged to have broken Perdigao merger deal 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazil's competition watchdog CADE has launched an investigation into BRF following the merger between Sadia and Perdigao that formed the business.

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