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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?


10 Things to Learn - JBS's acquisition of Moy Park from Marfrig 25 Jun 2015

Brazilian protein giants Marfrig and JBS have reached an agreement that will see the ownership of European poultry processor Moy Park transferred to JBS. The deal, which values Moy Park at US$1.5bn, represents a win-win for both parties. Here is what each stands to gain.

Latest News

Brazil meat giant Minerva names Edison Ticle CFO 13 Mar 2019

Brazilian meat heavyweight Minerva Foods has announced it has a new chief financial officer (CFO) and investor relations officer.


'Ivan Monteiro joins Brazil's BRF as finance chief from Petrobas' 6 Feb 2019

BRF has reportedly installed a new finance chief at the Brazilian meat giant in the latest senior management appointment.


Brazil planning self-regulation for meat sector in wake of scandal 18 Jan 2019

The Brazilian government is planning to change the monitoring system for its key meat industry following a recent scandal which was based around meat plant inspections.


BRF sells QuickFood arm to Marfrig for $60m in all-Brazilian deal 7 Dec 2018

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF has agreed to sell a processed food business in Argentina to a local peer.


JBS elects Gilberto Tomazoni as CEO to replace founder Jose Batista Sobrinho 5 Dec 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS has elected a new chief executive to replace Jose Batista Sobrinho, who assumed the role in September.


JBS names Guilherme Cavalcanti as CFO in wake of CEO change 5 Dec 2018

Brazil's JBS has made a second consecutive senior executive appointment having earlier announced a new chief executive.


Tyson linked with move for BRF international assets 26 Nov 2018

A US-based rival is reportedly a potential buyer for Thai and European assets of Brazilian meat giant BRF.


BRF turnaround will take at least two years - CEO 13 Nov 2018

Brazilian meat giant BRF's CEO Pedro Parente has revealed how long he thinks the company will remain in turnaround mode.


Former JBS executive 'arrested over alleged illegal political funding' 9 Nov 2018

A former executive of a Brazilian meat company has reportedly been arrested on allegations of illegal political funding.


Mondelez takes Cocoa Life programme to Brazil 25 Oct 2018

Cadbury and Milka owner Mondelez International has launched its Cocoa Life sustainability programme in another country.

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.