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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.


On the move: Marfrig stresses continuity as CEO Rial departs 16 Jan 2015

Brazilian protein group Marfrig surprised the market yesterday (15 January) with the announcement CEO Sergio Rial will stand down. Rial was a chief architect behind Marfrig's "focus to win" strategy, which has left the group on the cusp of a return to earnings stability. With internal successor Martin Secco Arias to replace Rial, the company was keen to emphasise coherence as it calmed initial investor jitters. Katy Askew reports.

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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.


Two former BRF executives referred to prosecutors in connection with fraud probe 16 Oct 2018

Two former executives of Brazilian meat giant BRF have been referred to federal prosecutors by police in connection with an investigation into alleged fraud in 2017.


Brazilian confectioner Florestal Alimentos buys local peer Chocolates Planalto 10 Oct 2018

Brazil-based confectioner Florestal Alimentos has snapped up local peer Chocolates Planalto.


BRF CEO Pedro Parente to step down next year 9 Oct 2018

Pedro Parente, the CEO of Brazilian meat giant BRF, is to step down from the role next year.

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.