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BRICs and beyond: Brazil's gluten-free challenge

Brazil with its vast population and a growing middle class with increasing health concerns, has huge opportunities in the gluten-free sector...

DATA: Top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil

Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin...

BRICs and beyond: Venezuelan food sector in crisis

Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and...

On the money: Marfrig eyes growth opportunities

Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial was upbeat about the progress he saw at the Brazil-based meat processor yesterday (11 March), insisting the company...

Latest Interviews

BRICs and beyond: Vigor eyes Brazil dairy top spot 3 Apr 2013

Paula Krizanovic

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.


just-food interview - PepsiCo, Strauss JV Obela 25 Jul 2012

Michelle Russell

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.

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BRF alleged to have broken Perdigao merger deal 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Brazil's competition watchdog CADE has launched an investigation into BRF following the merger between Sadia and Perdigao that formed the business.


Bimbo acquires Ecuador bread maker Supan 16 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has entered Ecuador through the acquisition of Supan, the "leading" bread producer in the country.


JBS acquires Brazilian poultry group Céu Azul 16 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Brazilian protein giant JBS has entered into an agreement to acquire domestic poultry firm Céu Azul Alimentos for BRL246m (US$110.9m).


Nestle opens chocolate line in Ecuador 4 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has announced the launch of a chocolate moulding and packing line at its facility in Ecuador.


BRF: 14 companies lodge interest in dairy arm 27 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Fourteen companies have expressed interest in BRF's dairy business, the Brazilian food group has revealed.


Gruma buys Spanish firm Mexifoods 27 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Mexican food company Gruma has snapped up Spanish firm Mexifoods to further boost its business in Europe.

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