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BRICs: How dairy deal bolsters Lactalis and BRF

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise 15 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.


just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam 2 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

Latest News

Unilever to boost presence in Nigeria 16 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is reportedly set to spend US$200m in a bid to expand its presence in Nigeria.


Majority stake in Slovenia's Zito up for sale 16 Sep 14

Katy Askew

A consortium led by Slovenian state investment vehicle SDH has placed a majority stake in confectionery-to-frozen food maker Zito on the block.


Clover profits fall on currency, dairy costs 16 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

South African dairy manufacturer Clover Industries has witnessed a drop in annual profits on the back of a weakening currency, pressure from commodity costs and industrial action in the country.


JBS to double production capacity in Paraguay 15 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Brazilian meat processor JBS has announced plans to double meat production capacity in Paraguay.


Seafood firm Marine Harvest buys Acuinova assets 15 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Salmon producer Marine Harvest has bought the farming assets from bankrupt firm Acuinova Chile for US$120m.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 15 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.

Latest blogs

EU shuts down EUR125m emergency fund for producers 11 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Just days after Copa-Cogeca's groans the EU's measures to support fruit and veg producers after Russia's import ban were "not nearly enough", the European Commission has put a temporary halt on the measures citing "a disproportionate surge in claims".


Russia sets out plans to invest in agriculture 9 Sep 14

Dean Best

Dmitry Medvedev has announced Moscow's plans to invest "tens of billions of roubles" into the country's agriculture sector, a move that would appear a way to alleviate the impact within Russia of its food embargo.

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