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The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

General Mills aims to milk Brazil yoghurt demand

General Mills secured its entry into the fledgling but growing Brazilian yoghurt market with the acquisition of local player Carolina just b...

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

10 Things to Learn - JBS's acquisition of Moy Park

Brazilian protein giants Marfrig and JBS have reached an agreement that will see the ownership of European poultry processor Moy Park transf...

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

Sigma Alimentos books lower 9M sales, earnings 20 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Sigma Alimentos, the Mexico-based food maker, has reported declining sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year, hit by foreign exchange and lower sales volumes.

News of week - Unilever, Kellogg, Tyson 17 Oct 2016

Dean Best

This week saw the first high-profile sign of Brexit affecting food company costs with a row between Unilever and Tesco over the supplier's request for 10% price hike. Our M&A pages were busy, with Tyson Foods investing in faux meat business Beyond Meat, Europe Snacks merging with fellow private-label snacks business Kolak Snack Foods and Kellogg snapping up Brazil's Parati Group.

Kellogg acquires stake in Brazil's Parati Group 13 Oct 2016

Katy Askew

US snacks-to-cereal giant Kellogg has become a "controlling" shareholder in Brazilian snack maker Parati Group through its acquisition of Ritmo Investimentos. 

Dole buys Chilean firm TucFrut 10 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Dole Food Co. has snapped up Chilean fruit producer TucFrut.

Nestle opens infant formula plant in Mexico 6 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Nestle has opened a new plant to manufacture a range of infant formula products in Mexico.

Brazil eyes Asian markets for food exports 28 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

A trade mission by Brazil to several Asian nations is set to generate a potential US$1.5bn to $2bn in trade and investment for the country's food exports business, the country's agriculture minister has announced.

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