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Marfrig Group is an international meat processing company. Founded by in 1986, Marfrig Group is a public company, listed on the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange as MRFG3. The head office for Marfrig Group is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Marfrig is also known as Marfrig Global Foods

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Katy Askew | 16 Jan 2015

Brazilian protein group Marfrig surprised the market yesterday (15 January) with the announcement CEO Sergio Rial will stand down. Rial was a chief architect behind Marfrig's "focus to win" strategy, which has left the group on the cusp of a return to earnings stability. With internal successor Martin Secco Arias to replace Rial, the company was keen to emphasise coherence as it calmed initial investor jitters. Katy Askew reports.


Dean Best | 12 Mar 2014

Marfrig CEO Sergio Rial was upbeat about the progress he saw at the Brazil-based meat processor yesterday (11 March), insisting the company was "more stable" than in previous years despite falling into the red in 2013.


Michelle Russell | 22 Jul 2013

Unilever could soon be selling another food brand. The company, which has offloaded a number of food assets in recent years, is understood to be on the look out for a buyer for its Peperami snack brand. While Unilever has declined to comment on the reports, analysts have offered their views as to who might snap up this "animal" of a brand.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 2013

Bernard Matthews Farms has admitted it may look for outside investment and 2 Sisters Food Group is reportedly considering a bid for the business. Industry watchers believe the UK food giant is the prime candidate to acquire the poultry processor. Michelle Russell reports.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 28 May 2010

The creation of Brasil Foods, one of the world's largest meat groups, from Brazil's Perdigao and Sadia, was a rare mega-merger in 2009, when the global crash hit M&A. However, the deal is yet to win complete regulatory approval and, although parts of Perdigao and Sadia are operating together, Brasil Foods is yet to reap the rewards of the merger. In this month's just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to Brasil Foods CFO Leopoldo Saboya about the prospects for the business.

Latest News

Simon Harvey | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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.


Dean Best | 17 Aug 2018

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


Simon Harvey | 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.


Simon Harvey | 30 Jul 2018

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


Andy Coyne | 28 Jun 2018

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


Simon Harvey | 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.


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 | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 9 May 2018

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


Simon Harvey | 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.


Simon Harvey | 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. 


Simon Harvey | 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.


just-food.com | 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.


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.


Andy Coyne | 17 Aug 2017

Brazilian meatpacking firm Marfrig Global Foods is to re-open three slaughterhouses amid a "positive phase" in domestic cattle production.


Dean Best | 16 Aug 2017

Brazil-based meat supplier Marfrig has booked half-year losses of more than BRL400m (US$126.9m) hit by exchange rates and a near-12% drop in revenues.


Dean Best | 4 Jul 2017

Marfrig, the Brazil-based meat processor, is to up its domestic production capacity for beef amid an increase in the availability of cattle to slaughter.


John Shepherd | 12 May 2017

Brazilian meat group Marfrig has booked an increase in its first-quarter losses amid lower sales and the impact on the wider industry of a probe into allegations of corruption that rocked the country's meat sector.



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