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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

BRF Q1 sales driven by Europe, Asia  29 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

BRF has booked a double-digit increase in first-quarter sales, with revenue growth lead by its operations in Europe and Asia. 


Bimbo posts higher Q1 sales and profits 29 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Profits have risen at Group Bimbo for the first quarter of the year on the back of lower restructuring expenses and higher sales.


Industrias Bachoco sees Q1 profits fall 28 Apr 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Industrias Bachoco has said pressured prices stemming from an oversupply of poultry in Mexico and volatility of the Mexican peso have hit profits in the first quarter.


Grupo Lala "enthusiastic" after Q1 growth  26 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala has said that it is "enthusiastic" about its prospects in 2016 after booking higher sales and earnings in the first quarter of the year. 


Gruma lifted by currency exchange, US performance 21 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Mexican baker Gruma reported an increase in sales and earnings on the back of improvements at its US subsidiary as well as the positive impact of currency exchange. 


Bimbo buys General Mills' Argentina bakery unit 20 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baker, has entered into an agreement to acquire General Mills' frozen bakery and foodservice business in Argentina. 

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