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Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

24 Feb 2020

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

JBS to acquire US meat business Empire Packing Co.

19 Feb 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to acquire a US meat packing business and its retail meat brand for US$238m.

Brazil's JBS inks major Chinese supply deal with WH Group

28 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has signed a major distribution deal with Chinese peer WH Group for poultry, beef and pork products.

JBS adds more production capacity for Friboi unit in Brazil

14 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat behemoth JBS has announced yet another investment for its Friboi unit in Brazil to expand beef processing capacity.

Meat giant JBS opens new beef plant for Friboi unit

10 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has revealed it has built a new beef plant in the state of Mato Grosso that is now open for business.

JBS acquires margarine assets of Bunge Alimentos in Brazil

23 Dec 2019

Brazilian meat processor JBS has entered an agreement to acquire the margarine assets of a local entity, including three production facilities.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

JBS to acquire processing plant in US from J&B Group

5 Dec 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS has saved a processing plant in the US from closure via a lease agreement, with a view to taking ownership. 

JBS snaps up cold-meats business Frigorifico Marba

7 Nov 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a local cold-meats business as it expands into value-added products. 

JBS-owned cured meat firm Rigamonti buys peer Brianza Salumi in all-Italian deal

25 Oct 2019

Italian cured meat specialist Rigamonti, owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS since 2011, has acquired a local peer for an undisclosed sum.

Pilgrim's Pride-owned UK meat group Tulip enters vegan arena

15 Oct 2019

Tulip, the UK-based meat product manufacturer, has revealed that it has a launched a plant-based brand.

JBS' business dealings reportedly called into question by US senators

9 Oct 2019

Two US senators have reportedly called for an investigation into business deals struck by Brazilian meat processor JBS.

Pilgrim's Pride latest UK purchase presents challenges

4 Sep 2019

Pilgrim's Pride, the US meat processor, has acquired another UK-based company. We look at the opportunities the acquisition presents – but also the challenges facing the business.

JBS-controlled Pilgrim's Pride to buy UK meat group Tulip from Danish Crown

28 Aug 2019

Pilgrim's Pride, the US poultry supplier majority-owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS, has struck a deal to buy a meat processor in the UK.

JBS still open to US share offering as earnings gain traction

16 Aug 2019

A US share offering is still on the cards for Brazilian meat giant JBS as a "driver for accelerated growth".

Pork price lawsuit 'dismissed by US court'

9 Aug 2019

A US federal court has dismissed price-fixing lawsuits filed against a host of pork companies in a case dating back to 2009.

JBS to expand Friboi production with investment in Minas Gerais state

17 Jun 2019

Brazilian meat processor JBS has invested more than ten million dollars in a plant in Minas Gervais state.

Meat giant JBS moves into plant-based with Seara launch

17 Jun 2019

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant that is the world's largest processor of beef, has unveiled a plant-based version of a burger.

Brazil's JBS to expand beef plant in Nebraska

30 May 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS is investing in the expansion of a beef production facility owned by its US-based subsidiary.

JBS snaps up pork processor Adelle Food Industry

29 Apr 2019

Brazilian meat firm JBS has acquired local pork processor Adelle Food Industry for BRL235m (US$59.8m).

Tyson, JBS hit with beef prices lawsuit

25 Apr 2019

Beef processors including Tyson Foods and JBS have been hit with a lawsuit alleging they violated US anti-trust laws.

JBS and Pilgrim's Pride executives face US trial over Moy Park deal

18 Mar 2019

A judge in the US state of Delaware has ruled that executives from Brazilian meat giant JBS and its American subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride must face trial over a deal in 2017.

JBS invests in Plumrose USA plant to boost bacon capacity

12 Feb 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS is investing in a US plant to cater to rising demand for "high quality" bacon products.

Jobs to got at JBS Australian subsidiary

6 Feb 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS has announced the outcome of changes to the shift pattern at one of its Australian subsidiary's plants.

JBS elects Gilberto Tomazoni as CEO to replace founder Jose Batista Sobrinho

5 Dec 2018

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

JBS names Guilherme Cavalcanti as CFO in wake of CEO change

5 Dec 2018

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

JBS inks multi-million dollar Australia beef export deal with China's COFCO

26 Nov 2018

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

Former JBS executive 'arrested over alleged illegal political funding'

9 Nov 2018

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

JBS enters meat supply deal with China's Alibaba

7 Nov 2018

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

JBS to close abattoir in Australia putting 100 jobs on the line

24 Oct 2018

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

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