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BRICs and beyond: Brasil Foods merger approved

The announcement that Brazil's competition watchdog had given its blessing to the merger that formed Brasil Foods eased ongoing shareholder...

Best bits: Brasil Foods and Premier look to future

The largest food manufacturers in Brazil and the UK can look ahead with more certainty than they could a week ago, Dean Best writes, but dou...

Dean Best | 18 Jun 2010

The humble chicken nugget grabbed the M&A headlines in the food industry this week after Brazilian food group Marfrig

Dean Best | 1 Jun 2010

The BRICs are keeping the world's economic house in order. Last week, the OECD lifted its forecast for global economic growth in 2010, on the back of growing world trade, which is being driven by surging demand in emerging markets. | 24 Aug 2009

Demand for "value-added" convenience food is set to be a central factor in the buoyant growth forecast for the Brazilian food sector from industry analysts BMI.

Katy Askew | 20 May 2009

After months of speculation and a previous failed attempt to combine their operations, the announcement of the merger between Perdigao and Sadia came as little surprise to the market. While the rationale behind the merger is compelling, Katy Humphries contends that, in many respects, it is a deal born out of necessity.

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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.

Dean Best | 29 May 2009

After a turbulent 18 months in France's poultry industry, the future is looking brighter for some in the sector. LDC, France's largest poultry processor is one of the most upbeat. This week, the company revealed plans to buy smaller rival Groupe Arrivé and forecast a successful 12 months for the business. In this month's just-food interview, LDC chief executive Denis Lambert outlines his grounds for optimism.

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Simon Harvey | 4 Sep 2017

Brazil's loss-making food company BRF is to see the departure of CEO Pedro de Andrade Faria by year-end, with the announcement coming just a week after the appointment of a new chief financial officer.

Dean Best | 25 Jun 2013

Brazilian food group BRF has opened a new innovation centre as part of plans to double its R&D spend by 2015.

Katy Askew | 13 Nov 2012

Brasil Foods has booked a 75% drop in third-quarter profits as higher feed costs more than offset sales gains in the period.

Dean Best | 14 Aug 2012

A fall in the Brazilian real and a spike in soybean costs were key factors in the fall in half-year profits at Brasil Foods, the company has reported.

Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 2012

Brazilian meat group Brasil Foods ended 2011 on a sour note after seeing its profits plunge in the last three months of the year.

Sam Webb | 8 Dec 2011

Brasil Foods plans to swap assets with rival Marfrig to meet a watchdog competition ruling on the merger that created the company.

Sam Webb | 30 Nov 2011

Brazilian meat giant Brasil Foods has announced plans to close its plants in Japan and the UK.

Katie Smith | 8 Nov 2011

Brasil Foods is reportedly set to sell some of its assets to beef producer Marfrig Alimentos.

Katie Smith | 28 Oct 2011

Brasil Foods has posted an increase in third-quarter profits, on the back of an improved performance in its meat business and cost savings from the merger that created the company.

Petah Marian | 14 Jul 2011

Brazil's antitrust regulators have confirmed they will support the merger that created Brasil Foods, the world's largest poultry exporter.

Michelle Russell | 30 Jun 2011

Brazil's antitrust watchdog has once again postponed a vote on the merger that created meat giant Brasil Foods.

Petah Marian | 9 Jun 2011

Shares in Brasil Foods have fallen this morning (9 June) after a member of Brazil's antitrust watchdog voted against the merger that created the meat giant.

James Jordan | 16 May 2011

Brasil Foods, the Brazilian meat processor, has booked a leap in first-quarter profits on the back of a "significant recovery" in export markets. | 25 Mar 2011

Brazilian poultry processor Brasil Foods has booked a jump in profits for the last three months of 2010, amid better sales at home and abroad. | 16 Aug 2010

Brasil Foods, the company created through the 2009 merger between Brazilian food makers Perdigao and Sadia, has posted higher second-quarter profits on the back of rising sales. | 30 Jun 2010

Brasil Foods has said it expects to receive approval from anti-trust council Cade for last year's merger between Perdigao and Sadia set up to form the Brazilian food group. | 13 May 2010

Brazilian food group Brasil Foods booked an “important recovery” in its operating performance yesterday (12 May) when it announced that it returned to profitability in the first quarter. | 24 Mar 2010

Minerva, the Brazilian beef exporter, has been handed a 'buy' rating on its shares as Goldman Sachs kicks off coverage of the country's largest meat processors. | 1 Mar 2010

Brasil Foods has swung to a 2009 net profit but saw its exports drop 14% for the year as an “adverse international scenario” triggered a decline in prices and volume. | 30 Nov 2009

Brazilian food group Sadia is to join a UN programme that will allow the business to sell carbon credits from next year. | 13 Nov 2009

Brasil Foods yesterday (12 November) posted a jump in third-quarter profit after a strengthening local currency helped cut debt costs. | 6 Nov 2009

Brazilian food processor Brasil Foods has approved the delisting of the shares of its subsidiary Sadia.

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