Tyson Foods, the US-based meat giant and one of the world's largest food makers, this week announced two more steps in its strategy to focus on value-added protein, including a US$4.2bn deal to buy US burgers-to-sandwiches supplier AdvancePierre Foods Holdings. Nestle announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs in the UK, provoking the anger of unions. And Switzerland-based dairy business Emmi announced a move to boost its presence in Brazil with the acquisition of a minority stake in local group Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio.