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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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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.


Nestle hands over UHT milk production in Brazil to local dairy Laticínios Bela Vista 30 Aug 2019

Nestlé has inked a licensing agreement for UHT milk in Brazil with a local dairy group, it has announced.


Tyson Foods takes stake in Brazilian poultry firm Grupo Vibra 30 Aug 2019

US meat giant Tyson Foods has taken a 40% stake in a Brazilian poultry business for an undisclosed sum.


Nestle to invest $248m in Brazil plants and new technologies 22 Aug 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé said it plans to invest more funds in Brazil over the next three years centred on new production lines and technologies. 


JBS still open to US share offering as earnings gain traction 16 Aug 2019

A US share offering is still on the cards for Brazilian meat giant JBS as a "driver for accelerated growth".


BRF's list of CFO changes stack up as Carlos Alberto Bezerra de Moura installed 14 Aug 2019

BRF has announced a new finance chief to replace Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr., who has been filling the role on an interim basis since April after the previous CFO left the business.


Brazil's Marfrig joins meat-free burger ranks in partnership with Archer Daniels 6 Aug 2019

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig is joining the growing ranks of food firms entering the plant-based category.


Minerva eyes further growth in Asia on back of swine fever outbreak 26 Jul 2019

Brazilian beef giant Minerva has outlined the impact the outbreak of African swine fever in Asia has had on its sales in the region.


BRF 'still interested in global meat merger' 24 Jul 2019

Brazilian meat giant BRF has spoken about the possibility of finding a partner to help increase its global reach, following the collapse of merger talks with local peer Marfrig.


Dr Oetker acquires Brazilian baking decoration firm Mavalerio 22 Jul 2019

German food business Dr Oetker has increased the size of its footprint in South America through a new acquisition in Brazil.

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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.