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Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The World Health Organization's REPLACE initiative aims to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. M...

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...

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

Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative 17 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Two former BRF executives referred to prosecutors in connection with fraud probe 16 Oct 2018

Simon Harvey

Two former executives of Brazilian meat giant BRF have been referred to federal prosecutors by police in connection with an investigation into alleged fraud in 2017.


Brazilian confectioner Florestal Alimentos buys local peer Chocolates Planalto 10 Oct 2018

Dean Best

Brazil-based confectioner Florestal Alimentos has snapped up local peer Chocolates Planalto.


BRF CEO Pedro Parente to step down next year 9 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Pedro Parente, the CEO of Brazilian meat giant BRF, is to step down from the role next year.


JBS to 'expand beef production to meet demand from China' 9 Oct 2018

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS is reportedly expanding capacity at two of its manufacturing plants in the state of Minas Gerais amid increasing demand for beef products from China.


Grupo Bimbo commits to 100% renewable energy target 25 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, reputedly the world's largest bakery business, has committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its electricity by 2025.



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