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Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

13 Aug 2019

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.

Brazil's Marfrig joins meat-free burger ranks in partnership with Archer Daniels

6 Aug 2019

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig is joining the growing ranks of food firms entering the plant-based category.

BRF 'still interested in global meat merger'

24 Jul 2019

Brazilian meat giant BRF has spoken about the possibility of finding a partner to help increase its global reach, following the collapse of merger talks with local peer Marfrig.

Marfrig, BRF merger talks end without deal over "governance" issues

12 Jul 2019

Merger talks between Brazilian meat processors BRF and Marfrig Global Foods have ended without a deal following discussions that started in May.

Brazil lifts temporary suspension of beef exports to China

14 Jun 2019

Brazil has lifted the temporary suspension of beef exports to China imposed in the wake of the discovery of a atypical case of mad cow disease.

Minority on BRF board 'resisted merger talks with Marfrig'

4 Jun 2019

The potential merger between Brazilian meat giants BRF and Marfrig has met some resistance, media reports have suggested.

Mixed reaction as meat giants Marfrig, BRF seek more muscle

3 Jun 2019

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sector. Market reaction, though, has been mixed.

Brazilian meat giants BRF and Marfrig in merger talks

31 May 2019

Brazilian meat packers Marfrig and BRF have made separate announcements to the country's stock exchange about their future plans.

Marfrig acquires majority stake in Iowa Premium

12 Mar 2019

Brazilian meat firm Marfrig Global Foods has taken a majority stake in US-based beef processor Iowa Premium.

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

BRF sells QuickFood arm to Marfrig for $60m in all-Brazilian deal

7 Dec 2018

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF has agreed to sell a processed food business in Argentina to a local peer.

August adds to M&A volume growth in 2018 - data

7 Sep 2018

Tyson Foods' move for US protein supplier Keystone Foods was the pick of the M&A transactions announced in August, which contributed to the rise in activity seen in 2018 so far.

Marfrig appoints Jose Eduardo de Oliveira Miron as chief executive

4 Sep 2018

Brazil's Marfrig Global Foods, the world's second-largest beef processor, has appointed José Eduardo de Oliveira Miron as its new chief executive to succeed Martin Secco Arias.

Tyson Foods taps Asia "high-growth" markets with Keystone Foods deal

20 Aug 2018

US meat giant Tyson Foods emerged as the winner in the bidding for Keystone Foods, a supplier of burgers and chicken nuggets to foodservice and retail outlets with annual revenues of US$2.5bn.

Marfrig confirms Keystone sale to Tyson Foods for $2.4bn

20 Aug 2018

Brazil's Marfrig Global Foods confirmed today (20 August) that US-based Tyson Foods has acquired its subsidiary Keystone Foods for US$2.4bn.

Tyson 'buys Keystone Foods from Marfrig'

17 Aug 2018

Tyson Foods has reportedly won the race to buy Keystone Foods from Brazil-based Marfrig Global Foods.

Marfrig plans $20m investment in Brazil for new beef patty plant

17 Aug 2018

Meat giant Marfrig Global Foods plans to spend BRL80m (US$20.3m) to build a new beef patty plant in its home market of Brazil and predicts the site will be up and running by April 2019.

Tyson Foods reportedly close to securing Keystone Foods deal

30 Jul 2018

US meat heavyweight Tyson Foods is reportedly close to buying Keystone Foods from Brazilian peer Marfrig Global Foods.

Marfrig 'close to decision on Keystone sale' - report

28 Jun 2018

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig is close to concluding the sale of its US-based Keystone Foods subsidiary, according to a report.

Brazil's Marfrig gets approval for National Beef deal despite opposition

7 Jun 2018

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Global Foods has gained the necessary approvals for the purchase of a majority stake in National Beef Packing Company despite opposition from industry groups and US Senators.

New Coller FAIRR food index raises concerns over ''high-risk'' firms

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.

Brazil's beef exporter association counts cost of truckers' strike

30 May 2018

Brazil's beef industry is coming to a standstill as a nine-day-old truckers' strike hits deliveries and disrupts exports for one of the world's biggest meat producers.

Impact of Brazil's truckers' strike mounts as food, animals go to waste

29 May 2018

Brazil is still counting the cost of a truckers' strike on the country's food industry more than a week after drivers started to erect blockades on major highways in protest over high fuel prices.

Five suitors in for Marfrig's Keystone Foods

23 May 2018

Brazil-headquartered meat supplier Marfrig today (23 May) revealed there are five parties in the race to buy US-based subsidiary Keystone Foods.

Marfrig chairman signs deal with prosecutors in corruption probe

23 May 2018

The chairman of Brazilian meat packer Marfrig has signed an agreement with federal prosecutors aimed at covering any potential damages arising from an on-going corruption investigation, the company has revealed.

'Tyson, Cargill eyeing Keystone Foods acquisition'

9 May 2018

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has been linked with a possible acquisition of Marfrig's subsidiary Keystone Foods.

US Senators request review into Marfrig deal for National Beef

18 Apr 2018

US Senators are calling on the country's government to review Marfrig Global Foods' proposed acquisition of a majority stake in National Beef Packing Co on the grounds the deal could potentially threaten safety in North America's food supply.

Marfrig's move for National Beef ruffles hairs in US cattle industry

12 Apr 2018

A grab by Marfrig Global Foods for a controlling stake in National Beef Packing Company is ruffling hairs in the US cattle industry as the deal tightens Brazilian meat producers' stranglehold on the international market. 

Marfrig to buy 51% of National Beef, eyes Keystone Foods sale

9 Apr 2018

Marfrig Global Foods said it is buying a 51% stake in US-based National Beef Packing Company for US$969m in a transaction that will make the Brazil-based firm the world's second-largest beef producer.

Earnings summary - Nestle lowers annual sales figures in earnings restatement; JBS FY profits more than double even as sales falter; 2017 a mixed bag for Vion; Avangardco sales hit by bird flu but annual loss narrows

29 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.

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