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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

Arla: New Vigor deal to boost our Brazil presence 19 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Arla Foods' move to change its business relationship with Brazilian dairy group Vigor opens up access to 40,000 retailers in the country.


Arla takes stake in Brazilian dairy group Vigor 19 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Arla Foods has acquired a stake in Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos.


Nestle invests in Mexican milk production 19 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Nestle today (19 September) unveiled a plan to invest MXN700m (US$52.9m) over the next six years to increase milk production in Mexico.


JBS to double production capacity in Paraguay 15 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat processor JBS has announced plans to double meat production capacity in Paraguay.


Seafood firm Marine Harvest buys Acuinova assets 15 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Salmon producer Marine Harvest has bought the farming assets from bankrupt firm Acuinova Chile for US$120m.


Parmalat to buy 11 dairy plants from BRF 4 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Lactalis-controlled Italian dairy group Parmalat looks set to acquire 11 dairy plants in Brazil from local food processor BRF.

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