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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Brazil's M. Dias Branco sets up coronavirus crisis committee, announces new hires

30 Mar 2020

Brazilian pasta and biscuits maker M. Dias Branco has announced measures to help it steer a path through the coronavirus crisis.

Brazil's M. Dias Branco sets up internal investigation after police raid

20 Apr 2018

Brazilian pasta and biscuits maker M. Dias Branco has created an internal investigation committee after being targeted by the country's Federal Police (FP).

Earnings summary - Bel Group sales hurt by regional turmoil; Ter Beke FY sales, profits surge on acquisition splurge; Del Monte Pacific books nine-month loss on one-off expenses; Calavo Growers' Q1s move ahead

9 Mar 2018

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.

Brazil's M. Dias Branco to buy local peer Piraque

30 Jan 2018

M. Dias Branco is buying up the shares of Brazilian peer Indústria de Produtos Alimentícios Piraquê as it seeks to add "high value-added products'' to its portfolio.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

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.

M. Dias Branco profits up as marketing boosts sales

8 Aug 2017

M. Dias Branco has reported a rise in first-half profits, with its sales being boosted by marketing support for its biscuits and pasta brands, the two largest parts of the Brazil-based food group's business.

M. Dias Branco profits up in Brazil's "adverse" conditions

7 Mar 2017

M. Dias Branco saw its sales and profits grow in 2016 as the Brazil-based biscuits-to-pasta supplier withstood the challenging economic conditions in its domestic market.

M. Dias Branco sees profit recovery

2 Aug 2016

M. Dias Branco, the Brazilian pasta-to-cookies group, revealed efforts to improve its profitability paid off in the second quarter, when the company was able to report sequential and year-on-year growth.

M. Dias Branco Q1 sales up but profits down

3 May 2016

M. Dias Branco has reported higher first-quarter sales, helped by price increases, but seen profits slide amid higher operating expenses and amid restructuring costs, as the Brazil-based food group looked for efficiency improvements in a "challenging" macro-economic environment.

M. Dias Branco's 9M profits mixed as sales stagnate

27 Oct 2015

M. Dias Branco has posted mixed profits for the first nine months of the year after recording flat sales. 

Food industry results in brief - Yakult, Pilgrim's Pride, Lala

31 Jul 2015

The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.

Food industry results in brief: J&J, Lala, Pinnacle

1 May 2015

A busy week for results as the first-quarter reporting season got into full swing. We heard from global food manufacturers as far afield as Latin American and Russia, with the likes of Sigma Alimentos owner Alfa and Cherkizovo Group updating the markets. Here is just-food's weekly financial round up.

M. Dias Branco posts FY profit jump

3 Mar 2015

Brazil's M. Dias Branco has posted a 14% jump in full-year profits on the back of higher demand for its products.

M. Dias Branco 9M earnings rise on higher sales, margins

28 Oct 2014

Improved margins and higher sales enabled Brazilian cookies-to-pasta group M. Dias Branco to record higher earnings in the first nine months of the year.

BRAZIL: Price hikes boost M. Dias Branco's H1 profits

29 Jul 2014

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.

DATA: The top ten most-chosen food brands in Brazil

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.

BRAZIL: M. Dias Branco profits, sales up on share gains

6 May 2014

Brazilian food group M. Dias Branco has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits on the back of improved market share trends.

BRAZIL: Profit up but wheat hits M. Dias Branco margins

29 Oct 2013

Brazilian food group M. Dias Branco has booked an increase in profits for the first nine months of the year, although a spike in the cost of wheat hit margins.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

2 Sep 2013

While the results continued to roll in last week, just-food managed to catch some time with a number of key executives, including the CFO of Arla on the release of its latest earnings results, and Co-op's head of retail who spoke about investments the retailer has in the pipeline. We also took a look at the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of investing in Brazil as part of a five-part briefing. Here is a selection of quotes from this week's news and insight.

Navigating Brazil's slowdown: Growth prospects for Brazil remain strong

30 Aug 2013

Earlier this week, Brazil's finance minister, Guido Mantega, admitted the country's economy was going through a "mini crisis" but said it remained "strong". GDP growth has slowed and inflation is a problem but, for all the immediate challenges, the FMCG sector and industry watchers are largely bullish about the country's prospects.

Navigating Brazil's slowdown: Interview: Geraldo Luciano Mattos, M. Dias Branco

30 Aug 2013

As Brazil's largest producer of biscuits and pasta, M. Dias Branco is the type of company that can provide notable insight into trading conditions in the country. just-food spoke to senior executive Geraldo Luciano Mattos about the group's recent performance and outlook for the economy.

BRAZIL: Biscuit firm M. Dias Branco buys rival Pelagio

5 Jan 2012

Brazilian biscuits market leader M. Dias Branco (MDB) has acquired local rival Pelágio Participações for BRL240m (US$130.2m).

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

12 Dec 2011

There would have been weary sighs in retail boardrooms this week after India's government suspended plans to open up its retail sector to more overseas investment. It was, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee claimed, a "missed opportunity" for India. McIlwee, meanwhile, also faced questions about Tesco's UK operations, which reported another quarter of falling sales. Elsewhere, Wal-Mart, another retailer that could benefit from reform in India, raised eyebrows when it admitted it had opened an investigation into bribery allegations within its international operations.

Category crunch: Brazilian biscuit firms look to M&A, NPD to drive growth

6 Dec 2011

In part two of just-food's Category crunch on Brazil's biscuit sector, Paula Krizanovic argues that, with volumes slowing, acquisitions and product innovation will be key ways for local and multinational players to drive growth in a competitive market.

Category crunch: Brazil's biscuit makers jostle as growth eases

5 Dec 2011

Biscuit sales in Brazil jumped by almost 40% between 2005 and 2010 but, in a fragmented market, competition has proven tough and there are signs that growth - while still healthy - is slowing. In just-food's latest Category crunch article, we look at how the industry's largest players are reacting.

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