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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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Domestic JBS plant 'again ordered to close by Brazil court' 30 Jun 2020

JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, has reportedly been ordered to close one of its domestic factories amid concerns about Covid-19 – a plant that was also closed recently. 


Meat processor Marfrig forms PlantPlus Foods joint venture with ADM 27 May 2020

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Global Foods has entered a new joint venture with a US agri-food business.


Covid-19 - JBS 'to take legal action' to re-open plant in Brazil  19 May 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS is reportedly planning to take legal measures to reverse an order to shutter one of its plants to stop the spread of coronavirus.


BRF re-opens Brazil plant hit by Covid-19 19 May 2020

BRF, the Brazil-based supplier of meat products and prepared foods, has re-opened a factory closed amid concerns over Covid-19.


Covid-19 - Court orders meat giant BRF to shut plant 13 May 2020

BRF, the Brazil-based meat and prepared foods giant, has been ordered to close one of its factories in its domestic market.


Water supply issues force BRF to close facility 29 Apr 2020

Brazilian meat giant BRF is to temporarily close its domestic Rio Verde plant, it has said in a statement.


Brazil's Ultracheese snaps up Bufalo Dourado 14 Apr 2020

Brazilian firm Ultracheese, which is backed by a local investment fund, has expanded its portfolio into a new cheese category through M&A.


Meat processor BRF hires thousands to maintain production during Covid-19 2 Apr 2020

Brazilian meat giant BRF has announced a measure to help it maintain production and supply during the coronavirus outbreak.


Brazil's M. Dias Branco sets up coronavirus crisis committee, announces new hires 30 Mar 2020

Brazilian pasta and biscuits maker M. Dias Branco has announced measures to help it steer a path through the coronavirus crisis.


Marfrig elects a new CEO, finance chief 17 Mar 2020

Marfrig Global Foods has elected a new chief executive and a new finance chief for the Brazil-based meat processor.

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.