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Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

Foodservice, May '17: Pizza Hut, Fiesta, Elior

May saw Yum! Brands set out its plans to boost the performance of its flagging US Pizza Hut chain, investor pressure on US fast-casual opera...

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and servi...

Analysis: Stonyfield race not yet run

Chinese dairy giant Yili has declared its interest in buying Stonyfield but just-food columnist Victor Martino contends there could be more...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ambitious Arla stays patient in Africa 14 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

With the consumption of dairy products in western countries stagnant, the world's largest processors are ramping up investment in emerging markets. European dairy giant Arla Foods is still targeting growth in countries like the UK and Germany through investment in value-added innovation but it is increasingly investing in markets like China and Nigeria. Both feature in Arla's list of priority markets, drawn up in 2015 as part of the cooperative's Strategy 2020 business plan. Arla's executive vice-president of international operations, Tim Orting Jorgensen, talks to John Shepherd about the company's recent moves in Nigeria and how, despite the country's recent economic problems, the market is a springboard for the co-op's ambitions in the wider region.


Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Latest News

Slovakia, EU to hold talks on food standards 20 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

The row over food standards between the EU and four of its member states in the centre and east of the bloc shows no sign of going away, with Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico hitting out at Brussels ahead of talks with the European Commission.


Arlon Group invests in Brazilian dairy Betânia 19 Jul 2017

Katy Askew

Arlon Group, food and agriculture investment firm, has acquired a minority stake in CBL Alimentos (Betânia), the largest dairy in the north eastern region of Brazil.


Argentina citrus group San Miguel buys Peru peer 18 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

Argentinian citrus specialist San Miguel has moved into the Peruvian market with the US$64m acquisition of Agrícola Hoja Redonda.


Egypt's Domty points to profit recovery 18 Jul 2017

Simon Harvey

Arabian Food Industries, Egypt's biggest cheese maker, saw profits slump in the second quarter from a year earlier but rebound from a loss in the first three months of 2017.


MHP sees higher poultry volumes and prices 18 Jul 2017

Katy Askew

MHP, the Ukrainian poultry group, reported an increase in both sales volumes and poultry prices during the second quarter of this year.


JBS sees Brazil court OK asset sale to Minerva 14 Jul 2017

Dean Best

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has said a local appeals court has given the company the green light to sell a clutch of assets to rival Minerva, a deal that had been halted last month by an earlier judgment.

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