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How Covid has shaped Brazil frozen-food market

Brazilian consumers have shown greater interest in frozen food over the last year and demand for healthier options has grown....

The plant-based potential in beef-loving Brazil

Plant-based alternatives to meat are even starting to carve out a foothold in Brazil and, while the market is a long way from mainstream, th...

Argentina's economic plan and the impact on food

just-food's Latin America correspondent Paula Krizanovic analyses how Argentina's recent packaged of emergency economic measures could impac...

Mixed reaction as meat giants seek more muscle

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sec...

Latest Interviews

"We want to replicate the taste of meat in the healthiest way" – Brazilian plant-based protein firm The New wants to stand apart as market builds 7 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The New is a fledgling plant-based protein business based in beef-loving Brazil. We hear from co-founder Bruno Fonseca about the company's ambitions domestically and overseas.


Minerva CFO Edison Ticle on meat giant's new VC arm, e-commerce ambitions and use of AI to drive profits – the just-food interview 10 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Minerva Foods in Brazil has just rolled out a venture-capital fund and is poised to complete its first investment. Simon Harvey speaks with CFO Edison Ticle.

Latest News

UK meatpackers threaten Brazilian boycott over Amazon land reform bill 5 May 2021

Andy Coyne

UK meat processors have joined forces with major supermarket chains to respond to Brazilian government plans to introduce land reform in the Amazon rainforest area.


Nueva Pescanova expands in Peru with new seafood factory 30 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Spanish seafood processor Nueva Pescanova is expanding in South America through a local subsidiary created in 1995.


Brazil's JBS earmarks investment for seven domestic plants 21 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat major JBS has announced it plans to invest in a number of domestic plants over the next three years.


Mexico's Sigma invests in plant-based start-up The Live Green Co. 20 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Mexico-based food group Sigma Alimentos has acquired a minority stake in a Chile-headquartered, plant-based start-up for an undisclosed sum.


Lactalis buys milk assets in Brazil from Cativa 8 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

French dairy major Lactalis has acquired milk assets in Latin America and has also signed a supply agreement with the local partner.


Brazil meat-free firm The New gets investment 29 Mar 2021

Dean Best

The New, a Brazil-based supplier of meat-alternative products, has announced more investment amid "heavy demand" for its products.



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