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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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Why Moy Park sale will help placate JBS creditors

Market reaction to JBS' sale of Northern Ireland-headquartered food group Moy Park to the US' Pilgrim's Pride for US$1.3bn has centred squar...

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.

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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. 

Simon Harvey | 19 Oct 2017

Brazilian meat giant JBS has temporarily suspended operations at its beef plants in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul due to "recent legal action taken against the company''.

Simon Harvey | 17 Oct 2017

Brazilian meat giant JBS is withdrawing proposals for a public sale of shares in its international operation, five months after talk re-emerged that the offering planned for this year might be pulled.

Simon Harvey | 12 Oct 2017

Prosecutors have charged brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, part of the Batista family that control the Brazilian meat giant JBS, of using inside information to profit from market movements in the company's shares.

Dean Best | 22 Sep 2017

Brazil-based meat processor JBS has reportedly announced more than 230 of its workers in Australia are to lose their jobs.

Simon Harvey | 19 Sep 2017

JBS founder Jose Batista Sobrinho took his first steps as the Brazilian meat giant's president and CEO by installing Gilberto Tomazoni to the newly created position of COO as the company restructures amid corruption allegations lodged against senior executives.

Simon Harvey | 18 Sep 2017

JBS has named the Brazilian global meat giant's founder Jose Batista Sobrinho as its new president - days after his son Wesley was arrested amid allegations of insider trading.

Simon Harvey | 14 Sep 2017

Wesley Batista, the CEO of Brazilian meat giant JBS, was arrested by federal police yesterday (13 September) investigating his possible role in insider trading along with his younger brother Joesley, who has been in custody since the weekend.

Simon Harvey | 12 Sep 2017

Joesley Batista, the former chairman of Brazilian meat giant JBS, handed himself in to Sao Paulo police on Sunday (10 September) after the Supreme Court had ordered his arrest.

Andy Coyne | 11 Sep 2017

UK-headquartered poultry and prepared meals firm Moy Park has been bought by US chicken giant Pilgrim's Pride in a US$1.3bn deal.

Andy Coyne | 21 Aug 2017

China's richest chicken farmer, New Hope, has been linked to a GBP1bn (US$1.28bn) takeover of UK poultry giant Moy Park, owned by Brazil-based meat processor JBS.

Dean Best | 15 Aug 2017

Brazil-based JBS, the world's biggest meatpacker, has reported rising first-half profits but posted a sharp drop in second-quarter earnings amid foreign-exchange and derivatives expenses.

Simon Harvey | 3 Aug 2017

Pilgrim's Pride, the US poultry arm of Brazilian meat giant JBS, saw sales and profit rise in the second quarter driven by robust results in North America.

Dean Best | 2 Aug 2017

Mexico's Grupo Lala is nearing a deal to buy Brazilian dairy peer Vigor.

Andy Coyne | 31 Jul 2017

Six Australian meat companies have been barred from selling beef and lamb to China because labels on the produce did not comply with paperwork.

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