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February sees spike in food M&A - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

A growing body of food makers are adopting zero-based budgeting as a tool to reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has al...

General Mills aims to milk Brazil yoghurt demand

General Mills secured its entry into the fledgling but growing Brazilian yoghurt market with the acquisition of local player Carolina just b...

Latest Interviews

Colombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 2017

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.

Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.

Latest News

Brazil's BRF confirms turkey production line closure 15 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

Embattled Brazilian meat giant BRF has said that it is to shut down its turkey meat production line in Mineiros, Goiás, next month.

BRF confirms Pedro Pullen Parente as CEO, creates new COO role filled by Lorival Nogueira 15 Jun 2018

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant BRF has confirmed the appointment of Pedro Pullen Parente to fill the vacant seat of global chief executive and at the same time has created a new chief operating officer role.

BRF chairman Pedro Parente linked to CEO role 14 Jun 2018

Andy Coyne

A new chief executive officer is reportedly being lined up for embattled Brazilian meat giant BRF in the shape of recently-installed chairman Pedro Parente.

Fruit groups San Miguel, La Calera in North America tie-up 11 Jun 2018

Dean Best

Argentina-headquartered fresh fruit supplier San Miguel and Peruvian peer La Calera are to work together to target sales in North America.

Brazil meat giants BRF and Minerva deny media reports they plan to merge 6 Jun 2018

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processors BRF and Minerva have both denied reports in local media that the two firms plan to merge.

Mexico confirms tariffs on US pork 6 Jun 2018

Dean Best

Mexico has slapped tariffs on pork from the US in response to President Trump's tariffs on steel from the country.

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