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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...

Focus: Can BRF deliver aggressive growth?

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, is undergoing significant change. The company has initiated a massive behind-the-scenes restructuring drive t...

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

Grupo Nutresa 9M sales, profits rise 1 Dec 2015

Dean Best

Grupo Nutresa, Colombia's largest processed foods group, has reported higher nine-month sales and operating income, although an increase in finance expenses weighed on its bottom line.

Cerealto acquires Mexican biscuit factory 24 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Cerealto, the international business of Spanish food firm Grupo Siro, has acquired a factory from Mexican biscuit maker Marian.

Vigor sees market-beating sales growth  12 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

Brazilian dairy group Vigor said it expanded its market share of the Brazilian dairy category when it booked a jump in third-quarter sales. 

JBS posts higher Q3 sales, profits 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Meat processor JBS has posted an increase in third-quarter profits and sales despite weakness in its US market.

Streamlined Marfrig sees improved performance  6 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

Marfrig has booked an improved sales and earnings performance as the Brazilian meat group works to strengthen its financial position through disposals including the recent sale of its Moy Park business. 

International expansion pays off for BRF 3 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

A focus on international expansion helped to lift BRF's third quarter sales and earnings, the group revealed today (3 November). 

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