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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...

Comment: Why Gardein is Pinnacle's ideal fodder

Pinnacle Foods, owner of Wishbone dressings, has been shopping and has picked out a firm that is going to bulk out its presence in the froze...

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

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.


JBS to snap up Brazilian poultry firm Big Frango 21 Nov 14

Dean Best

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to add to its domestic business with the acquisition of local poultry processor Big Frango Group.


Dutch confirm second bird flu outbreak 20 Nov 14

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch authorities have introduced another 72-hr ban on transporting poultry, eggs and other related products after a second outbreak of avian influenza.


John Soules Foods acquires Pro View 20 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Ready-to-cook and pre-cooked beef and chicken manufacturer John Soules Foods has acquired chicken processor Pro View Foods for an undisclosed sum.


Marfrig to push ahead with Moy Park IPO 19 Nov 14

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group Marfrig has confirmed plans to push ahead with an initial public offering for its European meat business, Moy Park, next year.

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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