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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...

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...

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

Gruma sees double-digit growth  22 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

The weakness of the peso, sales growth at corn flour business Gimsa and price increases introduced to reflect higher raw material costs have helped boost tortilla manufacturing giant Gruma’s net sales.

Arca sales rise, earning hit by FX 19 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

Arca Continental reported a 9.2% drop in net profits during the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier.

Grupo Lala expands in Costa Rica 8 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

Mexican dairy food producer Grupo Lala has strengthened its operations in central America thanks to the agreement of a deal with Costa Rican company Florida Bebidas for the production, distribution and sale of its products in the country.

BRF establishes halal unit  1 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat giant BRF has revealed plans to establish a subsidiary that will focus on providing halal meat to Muslim consumers. 

JBS distances itself from police raid in Brazil 1 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Brazilian meat group JBS said today (1 July) that it had nothing to do with a corruption probe that led to a police raid on offices of another firm owned by JBS majority shareholder J&F Participacoes.

Grupo Calvo aims to strengthen supply in Americas 1 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Spain-based Grupo Calvo signalled its intention to strengthen and diversify its supplier base in South America when it signed up to the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo "Made in Americas" scheme. 

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