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JBS is an international meat processing company. Founded by Jose Batista Sobrinho in 1953, JBS is a public company, listed on the BM&F Bovespa exchange as JBSS3. The head office for JBS is located in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Katy Askew | 25 Jun 2015

Brazilian protein giants Marfrig and JBS have reached an agreement that will see the ownership of European poultry processor Moy Park transferred to JBS. The deal, which values Moy Park at US$1.5bn, represents a win-win for both parties. Here is what each stands to gain.


Katy Askew | 1 May 2015

All signs are pointing to a growing public awareness of – and concern about – the use of human antibiotics in animals that will subsequently enter the food chain.


Dean Best | 21 Nov 2014

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 - and has turned to a business in Australia to help it achieve that goal.


Katy Askew | 2 Jun 2014

The dramatic M&A battle being played out in the US protein space comes as fresh evidence that food companies are willing to pay top-dollar for quality businesses in a consolidating sector.

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Paula Krizanovic | 3 Apr 2013

Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.

Latest News

Simon Harvey | 5 Dec 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS has elected a new chief executive to replace Jose Batista Sobrinho, who assumed the role in September.


Simon Harvey | 5 Dec 2018

Brazil's JBS has made a second consecutive senior executive appointment having earlier announced a new chief executive.


Simon Harvey | 26 Nov 2018

The Australian unit of Brazilian meat giant JBS has signed a multi-million dollar deal with COFCO Group.


Simon Harvey | 9 Nov 2018

A former executive of a Brazilian meat company has reportedly been arrested on allegations of illegal political funding.


Simon Harvey | 7 Nov 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS has signed an e-commerce supply deal for the Chinese market.


Simon Harvey | 24 Oct 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to close an abattoir in one of its major overseas markets.


Simon Harvey | 9 Oct 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS is reportedly expanding capacity at two of its manufacturing plants in the state of Minas Gerais amid increasing demand for beef products from China.


Andy Coyne | 29 Jun 2018

US meat giants, including Tyson Foods and Hormel Foods, have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to inflate pork prices in an effort to boost profit at consumers’ expense.


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

A new index launched by investor network FAIRR has identified 36 global meat and fish companies as ''high risk'' when it comes to health, environmental and social issues.


Simon Harvey | 21 May 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS has become the country's first processor to export pork to South Korea following a government-led agreement secured last week.


Simon Harvey | 2 May 2018

Brazil-based meat giant JBS is spending BRL13m (US$3.7m) to expand hamburger production at two plants in the state of Sao Paulo amid rising demand from the foodservice sector.


Simon Harvey | 3 Apr 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS is still committed to a US public share offering by its subsidiary JBS Foods International after postponing the IPO in October.


just-food.com | 29 Mar 2018

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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 Feb 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS plans to expand slaughtering capacity at its Barra do Garcas cattle facility in the state of Mato Grosso.


Dean Best | 1 Feb 2018

A clutch of US-based poultry processors, including Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, are the subject of more lawsuits alleging collusion on price.


Andy Coyne | 18 Jan 2018

Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS is to sell its Five Rivers cattle feed lots in the US to affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management for around US$200m.


just-food.com | 5 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Simon Harvey | 21 Dec 2017

Brazilian meat giant JBS has invested BRL18m (US$5.4m) to expand its beef jerky plant in Santana de Parnaíba, Sao Paulo.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Simon Harvey | 23 Oct 2017

Brazilian meat company JBS will reopen seven slaughterhouses in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul that were closed last week following "legal action taken against the company''.  


Simon Harvey | 23 Oct 2017

Brazilian meat giant JBS has appointed Jeremiah O'Callaghan as the new chairman of its board of directors. 

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