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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 gains export approval to China  8 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Three of BRF's production sites have received approval to export meat products to China. 


Industrias Bachoco posts FY profit fall on costs 5 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Full-year profits at Mexican poultry processor Industrias Bachoco have fallen on the back of higher costs.


Ebro sells Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands assets 2 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Ebro Foods has offloaded rice businesses in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.


Grupo Lala acquires Nicaraguan dairy  29 Jan 2016

Katy Askew

Grupo Lala is expanding its business in central America through the acquisition of Nicaraguan dairy Productos Lácteos La Perfecta. 


JBS distanced from 'criminal' accounting 28 Jan 2016

Katy Askew

JBS's majority shareholder has denied claims the meat group's executives are linked to "crimes against the financial system" as its share price plunged more than 14%. 


Unilever, Nestle, PepsiCo accused of slack filling 8 Jan 2016

Katy Askew

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has accused Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of reducing the weight of certain products without cutting packaging size or alerting consumers to the change. 

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