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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...

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...

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

Bimbo opens Spanish bakery 27 May 2015

Katy Askew

Grupo Bimbo has opened a new EUR50m (US$54.6) bakery in Azuqueca de Henares (Guadalajara), Spain.


JBS "seeking M&A" in Americas, Australia 21 May 2015

Katy Askew

JBS chief executive Wesley Batista has reportedly indicated the Brazilian meat group is seeking further acquisitions in both North and South America, as well as Australia.


JBS sales and earnings surge 14 May 2015

Katy Askew

Brazilian protein group JBS reported a jump in both sales and earnings for the first quarter of the year, progress the group attributed to its strategic initiatives and drive to become a "global" business.


Grupo Lala opens Nicaragua dairy facility 12 May 2015

Katy Askew

Mexico's Grupo Lala has started production at its newly constructed dairy in San Benito, Nicaragua.


Marfrig posts Q1 loss on higher costs, forex 8 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian beef giant Marfrig has posted a higher loss for the first quarter of the year on the back of negative foreign exchange and higher costs.


BRF sees Q1 profit, sales rise 29 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A shake-up of its organisation over the last two years has contributed to a 43% jump in first-quarter net profit at Brazilian meat processor BRF.

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