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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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CPTPP countries sign Pacific trade pact 9 Mar 2018

The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have signed their revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal set to slash tariffs and foster trade in a marketplace worth close to around US$13.5trn.

Chilean fruit company Hortifrut to take over Peruvian rival 4 Oct 2017

Chile-headquartered fruit producer Hortifrut has signed a merger agreement with Peruvian agricultural development company Talsa.

Spanish bakery business Europastry enters South American market through acquisition 15 Sep 2017

Europastry, the Spanish bakery business, has gained entry to the South American market after buying Chilean food group Crandon for an undisclosed sum.

Chilean meat firm Coexca gets Danish investment 24 May 2017

The Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF) has invested US$12m in Chilean pork producer Coexca.

EU, Chile strike deal on trade in beef 9 Mar 2017

Chile is set to re-open its market to imports of beef from the European Union following an agreement on definitions of meat marketing standards, the European Commission said yesterday (8 March).

EU ministers sign Chile organic food deal 7 Mar 2017

The EU's Council of Ministers has approved a deal that will see the trading bloc and Chile recognise each other's rules on organic certification.

Parmalat acquires cheese firms in Chile 2 Mar 2017

Parmalat, the Italian dairy group controlled by France's Lactalis, has acquired "several" cheese-making companies in Chile at a combined enterprise value of around EUR100m (US$105m).

Chile watchdog sues Nestle, Kellogg, Mars over advertising "violations" 24 Nov 2016

Consumer protection chiefs in Chile are suing Kellogg, Nestle and Mars Inc for displaying children's cartoon characters on products high in sugar in alleged breaches of advertising laws to combat obesity.

Dole buys Chilean firm TucFrut 10 Oct 2016

Dole Food Co. has snapped up Chilean fruit producer TucFrut.

Food market news of the week - JBS CEO in spotlight, Danone sells Chile arm, call for 'junk food' tax in France 9 Sep 2016

JBS, one of the world's largest meat processors, found itself in the headlines this week after a court in Brazil reportedly ordered its CEO to temporarily step down from the role. Elsewhere in Latin America, Danone struck a deal to sell its business in Chile to local group Watt's. Further north, US group Hormel Foods named a new CEO, while, across the pond in Europe, Spain-based olive oil business Deoleo also hired a new chief. In France, there were calls for Paris to levy a tax on high-calorie food.