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Mixed reaction as meat giants Marfrig, BRF seek more muscle 3 Jun 2019

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sector. Market reaction, though, has been mixed.


What impact could Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro have on the food industry? 12 Feb 2019

Latin America correspondent Ivan Castano looks at how the administration of Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro could impact the country's food industry.


February sees spike in food M&A - data 2 Mar 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.


What are the risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting? 6 Oct 2016

Zero-based budgeting can reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has also proven popular with investors. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all answer to the challenges facing CPG companies.


General Mills aims to milk demand for yoghurt in Brazil - analysis 14 Jan 2016

General Mills secured its entry into the fledgling but growing Brazilian yoghurt market with the acquisition of local player Carolina just before Christmas. But, with Carolina's tiny market share, will the move pay off in meeting General Mills' wider ambitions for growth in emerging markets?

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JBS adds more production capacity for Friboi unit in Brazil 14 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat behemoth JBS has announced yet another investment for its Friboi unit in Brazil to expand beef processing capacity.


Meat giant JBS opens new beef plant for Friboi unit 10 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has revealed it has built a new beef plant in the state of Mato Grosso that is now open for business.


JBS acquires margarine assets of Bunge Alimentos in Brazil 23 Dec 2019

Brazilian meat processor JBS has entered an agreement to acquire the margarine assets of a local entity, including three production facilities.


Marfrig to introduce meat-free Revolution Burger to Brazilian consumers 10 Dec 2019

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig Global Foods is launching a plant-based 'meat' brand, initially in its home market.


Charges filed against former BRF employees for falsifying documents 5 Dec 2019

Brazilian prosecutors have formally administered charges on mostly former employees of meat processor BRF in connection with a criminal probe. 


JBS snaps up cold-meats business Frigorifico Marba 7 Nov 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a local cold-meats business as it expands into value-added products. 


JBS' business dealings reportedly called into question by US senators 9 Oct 2019

Two US senators have reportedly called for an investigation into business deals struck by Brazilian meat processor JBS.


BRF 'admits to bribing inspectors' as corruption probe continues 2 Oct 2019

Brazilian meat processor BRF has reportedly admitted its part in a corruption scandal which involved bribing government inspectors.


Brazil moves closer to front-of-pack nutrition labels 20 Sep 2019

Brazil's regulatory authority has made a move in relation to front-of-pack nutrition labels on food products.


US ice-cream firm Dippin' Dots continues international push 2 Sep 2019

Dippin' Dots, the US ice-cream supplier, is to set up another manufacturing facility overseas, the company's fourth outside its domestic market.

Latest blogs

Food companies hungry for Suarez spotlight 25 Jun 2014

Brand owners from Mars to Mondelez International were very quick off the mark yesterday after Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez allegedly bit an Italian opponent at the World Cup in Brazil, taking to Twitter to grab a chunk of the spotlight for themselves.