Latest food news & analysis in Latin America
Brazilian protein group Marfrig surprised the market yesterday (15 January) with the announcement CEO Sergio Rial will stand down. Rial was...
BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, is undergoing significant change. The company has initiated a massive behind-the-scenes restructuring drive t...
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...
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...
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.
As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.
German food group Dr Oetker has completed the acquisition of Mexican confectioner D'Gari following approval from the local competition regulator.
Brazil-based meat giant JBS attributed a jump in 2014 sales and earnings to its transformation drive, which has aimed to turn the company into a "multinational of Brazilian origin".
US fresh produce group Calavo Growers is to build a packing house in Mexico for avocados to go on sale in the US and other international markets.
China has opened its doors to Mexican pork, approving six processors to ship their product over in the first half of 2015.
Brazilian dairy group Vigor has booked higher reported and underlying sales and profits for 2014.
Peru's Grupo Gloria has confirmed a decision to shut down its dairy plant in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, where it manufactured Parmalat's products under the brand Ercolat.
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