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2017 - the year in food industry M&A

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector du...

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...


Liz Newmark | 14 Jun 2016

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a source of fierce debate, with supporters seeking to emphasise the economic benefits of a deal but critics claiming it would favour big business, endanger food safety and the environment - and even undermine democracy. In recent weeks, opposition has emerged in political circles, with France's President Hollande insisting he would veto the agreement in its current form. Food and agriculture is at the centre of Hollande's concerns and the sector is among the main points of contention. But what could be the impact of TTIP on food manufacturers? Liz Newmark reports.


Ben Cooper | 26 Jun 2015

The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across a number of countries. Ben Cooper examines recent events in the context of the widespread concern over antimicrobial resistance.


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.

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Andy Coyne | 4 Jul 2018

New price fixing claims have been brought against US meat giants including Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride.


Dean Best | 12 Jun 2018

UK-based meat processor Moy Park is investing in allergen-free production amid growing domestic demand.


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.


just-food.com | 16 Feb 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.


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.


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 | 4 Dec 2017

Irish meat processor and Rustlers brand owner Kepak has bought a facility from chicken giant Pilgrim's Pride's UK subsidiary Moy park for an undisclosed sum.


Andy Coyne | 25 Oct 2017

Pilgrim's Pride, the US chicken giant, has announced it is to close its poultry processing facility in Lucerne, Minnesota, which employs around 200 people.


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.


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.


John Shepherd | 8 Jun 2017

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has reportedly said its majority stake in US poultry arm Pilgrim's Pride is not for sale.


John Shepherd | 5 May 2017

Pilgrim's Pride, the US poultry arm of Brazilian meat giant JBS, has booked a drop in its first-quarter profits, despite improved sales.


Hannah Abdulla | 9 Feb 2017

US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride has booked lower sales and profits for 2016.


Dean Best | 29 Nov 2016

Pilgrim's Pride has struck a deal to buy fellow US poultry processor GNP for US$350m.


John Shepherd | 27 Oct 2016

US chicken group Pilgrim's Pride has posted lower sales and profits for the third quarter of the year.


Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

A number of the largest poultry processors in the US, including Tyson Foods, Sanderson Farms and Pilgrim's Pride, have been named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices.


Dean Best | 11 Aug 2016

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, saw pressure on margins on the company's added-value Seara unit and on its US-based beef and chicken businesses in its second quarter.


John Shepherd | 28 Jul 2016

US chicken group Pilgrim's Pride has reported a 37.5% fall in operating income for the second quarter of 2016 – down to US$237m from US$378m in the same period a year ago.


Katy Askew | 6 Jun 2016

US chicken group Pilgrim's Pride has received approval for a US$24m expansion project that will expand production for retail channels at its poultry processing complex in Mayfield, Kentucky. 


Katy Askew | 12 May 2016

JBS, the Brazilian meat group, reported lower first quarter earnings due to margin pressure at the group's US chicken and beef businesses. 


Hannah Abdulla | 28 Apr 2016

First-quarter sales and profits at Pilgrim's Pride, the US poultry processor, have fallen. 


Katy Askew | 16 Feb 2016

Pilgrim's Pride today (16 February) announced a capital investment programme of US$190m to grow its brands. 


Hannah Abdulla | 11 Feb 2016

Pilgrim's Pride has blamed export market challenges and commodity issues for a fall in full-year sales and profits.


Hannah Abdulla | 12 Nov 2015

Meat processor JBS has posted an increase in third-quarter profits and sales despite weakness in its US market.



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