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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

EU bans meat from 20 Brazilian plants 20 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

The European Union has acted to ban meat from a number of Brazilian producers in a move that was widely anticipated.


Brazil's M. Dias Branco sets up internal investigation after police raid 20 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Brazilian pasta and biscuits maker M. Dias Branco has created an internal investigation committee after being targeted by the country's Federal Police (FP).


BRF board backs Pedro Parente for chairman 20 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Agreement on the make-up of BRF's board - and the position of chairman - moved closer in the last 24 hours with a group of major investors and the Brazilian meat giant's existing directors issuing statements ahead of next week's shareholder vote.


BRF chairman Abilio Diniz backs Pedro Parente as successor 19 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Pedro Parente, the CEO of Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras, has been put forward to become the chairman of local meat giant BRF by current incumbent and shareholder Abilio Diniz.


Brazil to appeal to WTO on any EU meat ban as some BRF factories re-open 19 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Brazil's government has said it will appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against European Union pressure on its meat industry that is expected to lead to a ban on imports into the bloc.


Brazil to expand meat exports to China and open new Asian markets 18 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has revealed that meat exports to China are to be increased and negotiations are under way to access the Indonesian and South Korean markets.



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