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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

Dean Best | 6 Jul 2017

BRF has made some changes to the way it runs its business, moves the Brazil-based meat group said would lead to "the effective functioning of a global organisation".


Dean Best | 12 May 2017

Brazil-based meat processor BRF has reported a first-quarter loss of BRL286m (US$91.1m) amid lower sales and costs incurred as the company reacted to the allegations of fraud in the country's meat sector.


John Shepherd | 29 Mar 2017

BRF has made changes to the management structure at the top of the Brazil-based meat giant in the wake of a probe into allegations of corruption that have rocked the country's meat sector.


Dean Best | 27 Mar 2017

China, one of the Brazilian meat industry major international customers, was among a number of countries to either fully or ease bans on the country's imports that were introduced in the wake of the corruption allegations that have swirled around the sector.


Jens Kastner | 21 Mar 2017

South Korea today (21 March) lifted an import ban on chicken from BRF, one of the Brazilian meat exporters at the centre of allegations involving meatpackers paying off inspectors to overlook practices including processing rotten meat.


Dean Best | 20 Mar 2017

BRF, one of the Brazil-based companies at the centre of bribery allegations rocking the country's meat sector, today (20 March) revealed operations have been suspended at one of its plants.


Paula Krizanovic | 17 Mar 2017

Brazil-based meat giants JBS and BRF are at the centre of the country's biggest-ever food-related police investigation, which is looking into allegations of bribery involving agricultural inspectors.


John Shepherd | 16 Mar 2017

Brazil-based meat giant BRF is considering selling a stake in its newly-established halal foods division, OneFoods, instead of pursuing a potential listing, according to reports.


John Shepherd | 10 Mar 2017

Jose Alexandre Carneiro Borges, the CFO of Brazilian meat giant BRF, has resigned.


Dean Best | 24 Feb 2017

BRF has admitted it is "deeply unsatisfied" with its results for 2016, which saw the Brazil-based meat processor fall into the red amid pressure from input costs and lower financial income.


John Shepherd | 13 Feb 2017

Brazil-based meat giant BRF has launched a "dedicated digital portal" for European foodservice customers.


Dean Best | 24 Jan 2017

COFCO Meat Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed pork processor, has said it expects to report a jump in annual profits in March.


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2017

Brazil-based meat giant BRF has confirmed it is weighing up a possible listing of its newly-established halal foods division OneFoods.


Dean Best | 9 Jan 2017

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based processor Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayii.


Dean Best | 5 Jan 2017

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, has refused to be drawn on a report the company is planning an IPO of its newly-established halal foods business, OneFoods, this spring.


Katy Askew | 5 Jan 2017

BRF has formally launched what it claims to be the "world's largest" halal meat company, OneFoods. 


Katy Askew | 19 Dec 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF is expanding its Sadia range of convenient meat products in Hungary.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2016

Brazilian meat group BRF reported a 51.7% drop in operating profit for the third quarter, with currency exchange and higher operating costs hitting margins. 


Dean Best | 19 Oct 2016

BRF, the Brazil-based food group, is to invest in COFCO Meat Holdings when the Chinese business lists in Hong Kong next month.


Dean Best | 9 Sep 2016

BRF, the Brazil-based meat processor, today (9 September) announced it had acquired 70% of Malaysian food business FFM Further Processing.


John Shepherd | 29 Jul 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF has reported a 7.6% increase in net revenue for the second quarter of 2016 over the same period a year ago to BRL8.5bn (US$2.5bn), against a backdrop of what it said is a "challenging scenario" in the country.


Katy Askew | 1 Jul 2016

Brazilian meat giant BRF has revealed plans to establish a subsidiary that will focus on providing halal meat to Muslim consumers. 

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Hannah Abdulla | 2 Mar 2015

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