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Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 


Liz Newmark | 14 Jun 2016

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a source of fierce debate, with supporters seeking to emphasise the economic benefits of a deal but critics claiming it would favour big business, endanger food safety and the environment - and even undermine democracy. In recent weeks, opposition has emerged in political circles, with France's President Hollande insisting he would veto the agreement in its current form. Food and agriculture is at the centre of Hollande's concerns and the sector is among the main points of contention. But what could be the impact of TTIP on food manufacturers? Liz Newmark reports.


Katy Askew | 28 May 2014

The hunter became the hunted yesterday (27 May) as Pilgrim's Pride made a hostile bid for Hillshire Brands. The news comes just days after Hillshire announced its own plans to acquire a third US food group, Pinnacle Foods. Pilgrim's play for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages leaves that deal looking shaky and has set the market alight with rumours that further takeover bids for Hillshire could follow. Katy Askew reports.


Andrew Rosati | 12 May 2014

Food manufacturers based in Venezuela have long struggled to supply the country's oil-fuelled economy amidst strict government controls and shortages of many key industry inputs. And recent changes to the country's currency regime could - say analysts and business leaders - intensify existing problems in the industry. Andrew Rosati reports.

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Ben Cooper | 27 Nov 2013

As one of the largest traders of agricultural raw materials in the world, Archer Daniels Midland is probably a direct or indirect link in more food supply chains than it is possible to quantify. Global sustainability director Timothy Venverloh explains how ADM is setting about making its business and those of the companies it supplies more sustainable.


Dean Best | 27 Sep 2013

Cargill this week opened its first animal protein plant in China. With demand for protein soaring in the country, the move looks a sound one from the US agribusiness giant. However, the poultry sector in China can be a challenging place to do business.

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Andy Coyne | 17 Nov 2017

The planned merger between US agri-food giant Cargill's UK chicken business and British meat producer Faccenda has been given the all-clear by the European Commission.


Andy Coyne | 17 Nov 2017

US agri-food giant Cargill is investing US$146m in the protein side of its business via the expansion of its facility in Nashville.


Andy Coyne | 16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.


Dean Best | 9 Nov 2017

US agri-food behemoth Cargill has outlined plans to invest US$240m in India over the next five years.


Simon Harvey | 25 Sep 2017

US agribusiness giant Cargill is forming a 50-50 joint venture with the UK's Faccenda Foods to supply chicken, turkey and duck.


Andy Coyne | 23 Aug 2017

A US$17m fundraising round has brought backing for US 'clean' meat company Memphis Meats from investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and meat giant Cargill.


Dean Best | 13 Jun 2017

US agribusiness giant Cargill has confirmed plans to follow up its recent move into Colombia through M&A with investment of up to US$500m.


John Shepherd | 2 Jun 2017

US agribusiness and food giant Cargill has acquired Colombia-based chicken and processed meats products firm Pollos El Bucanero.


John Shepherd | 27 Apr 2017

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is investing US$12m in the expansion of its cooked egg facility in Iowa to meet "increased demand" from the foodservice and food ingredients sector.


John Shepherd | 9 Feb 2017

Agri-food businesses and meat producers in the US are calling on President Donald Trump to move quickly to strike bilateral trade deals with Asia-Pacific nations because the region is "critical" for US exporters who risk "falling behind" competitors.


Dean Best | 1 Feb 2017

Allied Mills, the Australian bakery products and flour manufacturer co-owned by Australian agribusiness GrainCorp and US agri-food giant Cargill, has been sold to private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners.


John Shepherd | 14 Dec 2016

Eight of the world's major seafood companies have signed up to a ten-point ocean stewardship plan to try to boost traceability and crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in their supply chains.


John Shepherd | 25 Nov 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is to invest US$50m to expand poultry processing operations at its facility in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province, the company announced today (24 November). 


John Shepherd | 21 Nov 2016

Institutional investors in the US are calling on some of the nation's biggest producers of turkey and other meats to do more to tackle the "significant water pollution risks" associated with feeding, slaughtering and processing livestock.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2016

Cargill is repositioning its Rumba line of fresh variety meats to target Hispanic consumers. 


John Shepherd | 10 Aug 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill has confirmed it has stopped using the antibiotic gentamicin in its turkey business – and has launched an antibiotic-free Honest Turkey product line.


Katy Askew | 8 Jun 2016

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Kuo has struck a deal to take full control of Nutricarsa, the Mexican food processing joint venture it operates with Cargill.


John Shepherd | 2 Jun 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill has signed an agreement to acquire beef products, soups and sauces supplier Five Star Custom Foods.


John Shepherd | 26 May 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is forming a joint venture with the largest Asian foodservice company, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), to build a poultry plant in the Philippines.


Dean Best | 3 May 2016

Ventura Foods, the US condiments maker, is to acquire a Cargill business that supplies products from mayonnaise to tartar sauce to foodservice operators in the country.


Dean Best | 16 Mar 2016

Cargill is to end the production of bread and battered products at a poultry plant in the UK city of Hereford after the loss of a contract to supply Asda, the country's second-largest grocer.


Katy Askew | 6 Jan 2016

Cargill's investment arm, Black River Food Fund 2, has entered into a "strategic alliance" with Indian conglomerate Future Group. 

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Dean Best | 20 Jul 2015

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.


Katy Askew | 15 Apr 2015

The Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., has become the company's first certified landfill-free production site.

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