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Arla Foods offloads stake in recently-sold Brazilian dairy Vigor

3 Nov 2017

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has sold its 8% stake in Brazil's Vigor Alimentos, insisting the shareholding "no longer serves our strategic purpose''.

Grupo Lala agrees deal to buy Brazilian dairy Vigor

4 Aug 2017

Mexico-based dairy company Grupo Lala has struck a deal to buy Vigor Alimentos in a deal that values its Brazilian peer at just under BRL5.28bn (US$1.7bn).

Grupo Lala set to buy Brazilian dairy peer Vigor

2 Aug 2017

Mexico's Grupo Lala is nearing a deal to buy Brazilian dairy peer Vigor.

Moy Park among assets up for sale at meat giant JBS

20 Jun 2017

Under-fire Brazilian meat giant JBS said today (20 June) it is looking to offload more assets in a bid to beef up its finances.

J&F Investimentos denies hiring banks to sell Brazilian dairy Vigor

14 Jun 2017

J&F Investimentos, the Brazilian holding company behind local meat giant JBS, has refuted a report claiming it has hired banks to advise on the possible sale of another asset, dairy company Vigor.

PepsiCo 'in talks to buy Brazilian dairy firm Vigor'

8 Mar 2017

PepsiCo is reportedly in talks to acquire Brazil-based dairy group Vigor Alimentos.

Vigor 2015 growth boosted by grocery, spreads

16 Mar 2016

Vigor, the Brazil-based food group, saw sales and profits rise in 2015, with the company seeing revenues from its grocery and spreads business more than double.

Vigor sees market-beating sales growth 

12 Nov 2015

Brazilian dairy group Vigor said it expanded its market share of the Brazilian dairy category when it booked a jump in third-quarter sales. 

Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why "added-value" key in growing yoghurt market

28 May 2015

Rising incomes in Latin America have led to a burgeoning yoghurt sector in a number of markets, attracting the likes of Danone, Fonterra and Nestle. However, with competition intensifying, with the macro-economic landscape mixed and with consumers showing an interest in moving to "better for you" options and different ways of consuming yoghurt, innovation will be key to help manufacturers stay ahead. Hannah Abdulla explores.

Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects

26 May 2015

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.

Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Optimism in Brazil despite slowdown

18 May 2015

Brazil's economy slowed sharply in 2014 and is forecast to fall into recession this year. What impact could this have on dairy consumption in the country? Paula Krizanovic investigates.

Food industry results in brief: Bakkavor, Weston, Duc

15 May 2015

This week's result round-up includes a positive start to the year for UK own-label group Bakkavor, better sales but pressure on profits for Canada's Weston Foods and a slide in revenue at French poultry group Duc.

Vigor books higher 2014 sales, profits

11 Mar 2015

Brazilian dairy group Vigor has booked higher reported and underlying sales and profits for 2014.

Value-added focus lifts Vigor earnings

12 Nov 2014

Brazilian dairy group Vigor Alimentos benefited from its strategy to focus on value-added dairy and spread products in the third quarter of the year, with EBITDA rising by almost one half.

Vigor plans dairy plant in Rio de Janeiro state

5 Nov 2014

Brazilian dairy Vigor is planning to set up a plant in the state of Rio de Janeiro as it looks to continue its expansion within the country.

Machado to join Brazilian dairy Vigor as CFO

28 Oct 2014

Brazilian dairy Vigor has named Victor Machado as its new CFO.

Vigor CFO exits, CEO Xando to temporarily take on role

8 Oct 2014

Vigor Alimentos CEO Gilberto Xandó is to temporarily take on the position of CFO and investor relations officer as Mauricio Hasson exits the Brazilian dairy group.

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

22 Sep 2014

After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.

UPDATE: BRAZIL: Arla: New Vigor tie-up will boost our presence

19 Sep 2014

Arla Foods' move to change its business relationship with Brazilian dairy group Vigor opens up access to 40,000 retailers in the country.

BRAZIL: Arla takes stake in dairy group Vigor

19 Sep 2014

Arla Foods has acquired a stake in Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos.

BRAZIL: H1 sales, profits up at dairy group Vigor

14 Aug 2014

Brazilian dairy group Vigor saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 as it benefited from the acquisition of 50% of local peer Itambe and continued to push "value-added" products.

BRAZIL: BRF: 14 companies lodge interest in dairy arm

27 Jun 2014

Fourteen companies have expressed interest in BRF's dairy business, the Brazilian food group has revealed.

BRAZIL: Vigor to attain BRF dairy factory

26 Jun 2014

Brazilian firm Vigor will attain a dairy plant local food giant BRF was building in Rio de Janeiro state, a source said today.

BRAZIL: Dairy firm Vigor upbeat after "challenging" period

19 Aug 2013

The chief executive of Brazilian dairy company Vigor has insisted "the main challenges are behind us" after lower growth in the sector weighed on earnings.

BRAZIL: Mixed Q1 results at dairy firm Vigor

15 May 2013

Brazilian dairy processor Vigor has recorded a set of mixed first-quarter results, with sales up but EBITDA and net income lower year-on-year.

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

8 Apr 2013

China dominated our headlines in the first part of the week. Swiss firm Hero Group was forced to defend the safety of its infant formula in the country after allegations a local distributor mislabelled products. Wal-Mart, meanwhile, issued a statement to reiterate its expansion plans in China after it emerged it would close three stores there. Emerging markets continued to feature heavily, with news Qatar had bought a majority stake in Indian group Bush Foods Overseas. And we interviewed the CEO of ambitious Brazilian dairy group Vigor.

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

8 Apr 2013

This week saw just-food speak with a number of company executives including the chief marketing officer of Burton's Biscuit Co. about the firm's plans and Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó about the Brazilian dairy group's ambitions. Meanwhile, just-food published an in-depth analysis of our recent confidence survey, which brought together the opinion of food industry professionals from across the world.

BRICs and beyond: Vigor eyes dairy top spot in Brazil

3 Apr 2013

Brazil's Vigor, created when meat giant JBS listed the business last year, wants to be the largest dairy company in the country. Two months ago, Vigor invested in rival Itambé, a deal that enabled it to take the number three spot in the Brazilian dairy sector. However, as Paula Krizanovic discovers, Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó has grander ambitions for the business.

BRAZIL: Value-added push boosts dairy group Vigor

7 Mar 2013

A focus on selling more yoghurt and cheese has boosted annual earnings at Brazilian dairy processor Vigor.

BRAZIL: Dairy group Vigor buys 50% stake in rival Itambe

22 Feb 2013

Brazilian dairy group Vigor has acquired a 50% stake in local co-operative rival Itambe.

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