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Deal or no deal: Frozen sale makes sense for Kerry

Kerry Group is reportedly mulling the sale of its frozen food business. The company has seen strong sales and profit momentum at its ingredi...

JBS sees big opportunity from Primo Smallgoods

Brazil-based JBS is already the world's largest meat supplier but it has its sights on growing further in value-added products and in Asia -...

Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

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...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Hormel profits up but 2015 forecast hits shares 25 Nov 14

Dean Best

Hormel Foods today (25 November) issued annual results rounded off by higher fourth-quarter sales and profits but the earnings - and its 2015 earnings per share forecast - hit the US group's shares.


Swiss firm Carna Grischa in "horsemeat" claims 25 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Swiss authorities have reportedly opened up an investigation into local meat processor Carna Grischa after claims it breached labelling regulations, including passing horsemeat off as beef.


Securities regulator suspends JBS food float 25 Nov 14

Katy Askew

The Brazilian securities regulator, the CMV, has suspended JBS's proposed float of its domestic consumer food unit for 30 days after the group's CEO made public comments on the group's plans in the Brazilian press.


H1 underlying earnings up at Cranswick 24 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

UK pork processor Cranswick reported higher underlying profit but a dip in reported earnings for the first half of the year.


JBS to buy Australian meats group Primo Smallgoods 21 Nov 14

Dean Best

Brazilian meat giant JBS has struck a deal to buy Australian ham and bacon producer Primo Smallgoods for A$1.45bn (US$1.26bn).


Terrena sells Elivia stake to Dawn Meats 21 Nov 14

Stuart Todd

French co-operative Terrena has agreed to relinquish a 49% in its beef and pork arm Elivia to Irish meat processor Dawn Meats.

Latest blogs

SIAL 2014: New UK food minister pledges action 22 Oct 14

Dean Best

Liz Truss, the UK's recently-appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, went on a whistlestop tour of the country's exhibitors at the SIAL trade show in Paris yesterday, before pledging more help for businesses looking to expand abroad.


SIAL opens in Paris 19 Oct 14

Dean Best

It is an unseasonably mild and bright morning here in Paris as this year's SIAL expo gets under away. Will the mood of exhibitors match the sunnier weather?

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