Latest food news & analysis in Latin America
Brazil with its vast population and a growing middle class with increasing health concerns, has huge opportunities in the gluten-free sector...
Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin...
Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and...
Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial was upbeat about the progress he saw at the Brazil-based meat processor yesterday (11 March), insisting the company...
Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.
PepsiCo and Strauss Group have taken their Sabra dips and spreads business outside North America for the first time. The companies have launched the Obela brand in Mexico and, in this month's just-food interview, Michelle Russell catches up with Obela chief executive Giora Bar Dea to discuss the plans for the brand and its potential for international expansion.
Brazil's competition watchdog CADE has launched an investigation into BRF following the merger between Sadia and Perdigao that formed the business.
Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has entered Ecuador through the acquisition of Supan, the "leading" bread producer in the country.
Brazilian protein giant JBS has entered into an agreement to acquire domestic poultry firm Céu Azul Alimentos for BRL246m (US$110.9m).
Nestle has announced the launch of a chocolate moulding and packing line at its facility in Ecuador.
Fourteen companies have expressed interest in BRF's dairy business, the Brazilian food group has revealed.
Mexican food company Gruma has snapped up Spanish firm Mexifoods to further boost its business in Europe.
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