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BRICs and beyond: Nestle hopes to milk Chile's role as trade hub 16 Apr 2012

Its plans to create a local powerhouse in Chile's dairy industry may have been dashed a year ago but, 12 months on, Nestle has underlined the importance it places on the sector and on the country.

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Chile's salmon exports to China begin to pick up after coronavirus suspension 21 Feb 2020

Salmon farmers in Chile are starting to kick-start exports to China again after suspending shipments linked to coronavirus.


Fonterra takes control of Chile milk processor Prolesur 19 Dec 2019

New Zealand dairy business Fonterra has sought to "streamline" its operations in Chile by purchasing a further interest in milk processor Prolesur.


Chile's Hortifrut plans frozen export venture with peer Alifrut 18 Oct 2019

Hortifrut, the Chile-based berry producer, and local peer Alifrut, plan to combine their frozen export businesses into a new entity.


Emmi-backed Surlat to merge with Chilean rival 30 Aug 2019

Surlat, the Chile-based dairy business in which Swiss group Emmi owns a majority stake, is to combine with a competitor in the South American country.


Brazil's Minerva pulls IPO for Chilean unit Athena Foods 14 May 2019

Brazilian meat processor Minerva is pulling a debut share offering planned by its Chile-based subsidiary Athena Foods.


Minerva launches IPO for Chilean subsidiary Athena Foods 30 Apr 2019

Brazilian meat giant Minerva announced further details of the initial public offering of its subsidiary Athena Foods in Chile on Monday (29 April)


Chile-listed berry producer Hortifrut to raise additional share capital 12 Apr 2019

Hortifrut plans to raise additional equity as the Chile-listed berry producer seeks to fund acquisitions in overseas markets.


Jeff Bezos fund backs Chile free-from firm NotCo 1 Mar 2019

NotCo, a plant-based food manufacturer in Chile, has received a cash injection from a group of investors - including one eye-catching backer- to fund its expansion.


Grupo Bimbo buys Chile baked-goods firm Nutra Bien 22 Feb 2019

Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the global bakery giant, has closed a deal to buy a business elsewhere in Latin America.


Chile's Agrosuper finalises move for Salmones Friosur 11 Dec 2018

Chile-based food manufacturer Agrosuper has sealed the acquisition of a local salmon business, its latest deal in the sector.