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Regional start-ups aim to ride China's online boom

The e-commerce channel in China is buoyant - one only has to witness the recent IPO of Alibaba in the US to see that - but smaller online re...

Focus: Can BRF deliver aggressive growth?

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

BRICs: The thinking behind Mondelez's Vietnam deal

Mondelez International this week announced it was acquiring a majority stake in the snacks business of Vietnamese food group Kinh Do. Hannah...

Cost-cutting regime paying off for Mondelez

Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for...

Latest Interviews

Interview part 2: BRF CFO Augusto Ribeiro 18 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

As we heard in part one of the just-food interview, BRF has undergone a far-reaching restructuring process that, it believes, will deliver a more stable margin structure. The company is now moving to a new phase of growth as this stable foundation enables it to ramp up top-line expansion at home and overseas. Katy Askew speaks to BRF chief financial officer Augusto Ribeiro to find out more.

Interview part 1: BRF CFO Augusto Ribeiro 17 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Brazilian food giant BRF has an ambitious agenda. The company hopes to expand in what it calls the "white space" of the global protein sector. The group has laid the groundwork by undergoing a far-reaching organisational transformation, which CFO Augusto Ribeiro tells Katy Askew, will enable BRF to deliver a stable margin profile - forming the foundation for planned international expansion.

Latest News

Milk Mantra buys Indian peer Westernland Dairy 25 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Indian dairy Milk Mantra has acquired local peer Westernland Dairy in a US$1.6m deal.

Amira Nature Foods posts H1 profit jump 25 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Rice processor Amira Nature Foods has reported an increase in half-year profits on the back of higher sales.

Abraaj outbids Kellogg with fresh Bisco Misr offer 24 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Private-equity firm Abraaj has upped its takeover offer for Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr, outbidding Kellogg.

UPDATE: Danone plans investment in Indonesia 24 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Danone plans to invest in expanding its remaining businesses in Indonesia following the sale of its fresh dairy unit to Indofood, the French group has told just-food.

Indofood to buy Danone's Indonesian dairy arm 24 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Indofood struck a deal to acquire 100% of Danone Dairy Indonesia (DDI) through its local dairy subsidiary Indolakto.

Amul plans new plant for West Bengal 24 Nov 14

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is to build a plant in West Bengal as it continues its expansion within its domestic market.

Latest blogs

Eyeing emerging markets? Focus on cities, not countries 20 Nov 14

Dean Best

Food exporters targeting emerging markets should target focus on cities instead of countries, management consultants McKinsey has said.

Australia's dairy industry hails China trade deal 17 Nov 14

Dean Best

Dairy processors in Australia believe the agreement between Canberra and Beijing will make them more competitive in a key export market.

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