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BRF is a global food company. Founded by the merger of Perdigão and Sadia in 2009, BRF is a public company, listed on the BM&F BOVESPA stock exchange as BRFS3. The head office for BRF is located in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2014

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant, is undergoing significant change. The company has initiated a massive behind-the-scenes restructuring drive to streamline its operations and build a structure that will deliver stable returns. BRF has now turned its attention to expansion, setting out an ambitious growth agenda. Can it deliver? Katy Askew investigates.


Katy Askew | 9 Sep 2014

The proposed sale of BRF's Brazilian dairies unit to Lactalis-owned Parmalat looks set to be a win-win for both companies. BRF is focusing on improving the performance of its core meat operations and the group would leave the transaction better positioned to step up its expansion into international protein markets. Meanwhile, Lactalis will strengthen its hand in the promising Brazilian dairy sector, leaving the company well-placed as a global dairy powerhouse. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 23 May 2014

Qualy, the margarine brand owned by Brazilian food group BRF, leapfrogged Nestle's Maggi as the food brand purchased most often in the Latin American country last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel's latest data on brand "footprints" worldwide. Here we provide data on the top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil last year.


Katy Askew | 9 Aug 2013

Confirmation that Tesco is in joint venture talks with China Resources Enterprise highlights a mounting trend in the FMCG sector. International companies eyeing growth in the rapidly expanding Chinese market are seeking out local joint venture partners. If Tesco's negotiations with CRE prove successful, a stronger business will emerge, Katy Askew suggests

Latest Interviews

Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2014

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.


Katy Askew | 18 Nov 2014

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

Simon Harvey | 11 Jul 2018

Brazil's BRF is reportedly putting 1,400 workers on a five-month leave of absence at its chicken slaughtering plant in the southern state of Santa Catarina as part of a recently-announced restructuring programme.


Simon Harvey | 3 Jul 2018

Brazil's BRF says a total of 16 manufacturing plants are set to come under the hammer in Europe, Argentina and Thailand as part of the meat giant's restructuring process.


Simon Harvey | 2 Jul 2018

Brazilian meat giant BRF is instigating a restructuring exercise that will involve the sale of operating units in Europe, Argentina and Thailand, as well as job cuts in its domestic market.


Andy Coyne | 15 Jun 2018

Embattled Brazilian meat giant BRF has said that it is to shut down its turkey meat production line in Mineiros, Goiás, next month.


Andy Coyne | 14 Jun 2018

A new chief executive officer is reportedly being lined up for embattled Brazilian meat giant BRF in the shape of recently-installed chairman Pedro Parente.


Simon Harvey | 8 Jun 2018

China is imposing temporary anti-dumping duties on imports of chicken products from Brazil in a further blow to major meat processors JBS and BRF.


Simon Harvey | 30 May 2018

Brazil's beef industry is coming to a standstill as a nine-day-old truckers' strike hits deliveries and disrupts exports for one of the world's biggest meat producers.


Simon Harvey | 29 May 2018

Brazil is still counting the cost of a truckers' strike on the country's food industry more than a week after drivers started to erect blockades on major highways in protest over high fuel prices.


Simon Harvey | 15 May 2018

The EU has finalised its move to ban 12 BRF production facilities in Brazil from exporting to the bloc.


Simon Harvey | 27 Apr 2018

The management saga at loss-making Brazilian poultry giant BRF may finally be coming to an end after Pedro Pullen Parente was elected as chairman of a new board of directors under proposals made by major shareholders.


Simon Harvey | 24 Apr 2018

With only two days to go before BRF shareholders meet to select a new board of directors, the chief executive of the Brazil-based poultry giant has resigned.


Andy Coyne | 20 Apr 2018

The European Union has acted to ban meat from a number of Brazilian producers in a move that was widely anticipated.


Dean Best | 20 Apr 2018

Agreement on the make-up of BRF's board - and the position of chairman - moved closer in the last 24 hours with a group of major investors and the Brazilian meat giant's existing directors issuing statements ahead of next week's shareholder vote.


Dean Best | 19 Apr 2018

Pedro Parente, the CEO of Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras, has been put forward to become the chairman of local meat giant BRF by current incumbent and shareholder Abilio Diniz.


Andy Coyne | 19 Apr 2018

Brazil's government has said it will appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against European Union pressure on its meat industry that is expected to lead to a ban on imports into the bloc.


Simon Harvey | 18 Apr 2018

Shareholders in Brazil's BRF are piling on pressure for the loss-making chicken processor to sort out its leadership reshuffle ahead of a meeting next week to select a new board of directors.


Simon Harvey | 12 Apr 2018

BRF faces a potential stand-off with major investors over the selection of its new chairman amid pressure to overhaul the board of directors at the loss-making, Brazil-based food manufacturer.


Simon Harvey | 9 Apr 2018

Brazil-based poultry giant BRF is putting forward Luiz Fernando Furlan as its candidate for company chairman to replace Abilio Diniz amid pressure from major shareholders for an overhaul of directors.


Simon Harvey | 5 Apr 2018

Brazil-based meat processor BRF is once again putting some of its workers on extended leave as the company adjusts production following a government suspension on poultry exports to the EU.


Simon Harvey | 16 Mar 2018

Brazil is taking the ''precautionary'' measure of suspending chicken exports from meat giant BRF to the EU as the western trading bloc weighs a targeted ban on meat imports from the country.


Simon Harvey | 13 Mar 2018

A number of Brazilian meat firms are at risk of being struck off the European Union's approved suppliers list following allegations of corruption throughout the country's processing chain.


Simon Harvey | 6 Mar 2018

Brazilian police have arrested Pedro Faria, the former chief executive of the country's chicken processor BRF, on charges he engaged in fraud to evade food safety checks. 

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