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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...

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm 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.


Interview: How BRF plans growth in stagnant Europe 20 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Brazilian food group BRF is working to an ambitious agenda. The company is bent on expanding as a global food manufacturer operating in the protein space. However, eking out growth in stagnant developed markets such as Europe can prove somewhat problematic. At this year's SIAL trade show in Paris, Katy Askew spoke to Europe CEO Roberto Banfi to find out how the company plans to meet this challenge.

Latest News

US halts Brazil's fresh beef imports 23 Jun 2017

Dean Best

The US has suspended imports from fresh beef from Brazil, with Washington citing "recurring concerns" over product safety.


Court halts JBS plan to sell assets to Minerva 22 Jun 2017

Dean Best

A court in Brazil has suspended JBS's plan to sell a clutch of assets in South America to meat processing rival Minerva.


Moy Park among assets on block at meat giant JBS 20 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Under-fire Brazilian meat giant JBS said today (20 June) it is looking to offload more assets in a bid to beef up its finances.


J&F denies hiring banks to sell dairy firm Vigor 14 Jun 2017

Dean Best

J&F Investimentos, the Brazilian holding company behind local meat giant JBS, has refuted a report claiming it has hired banks to advise on the possible sale of another asset, dairy company Vigor.


JBS names Marcelo Proença head of compliance 14 Jun 2017

Katy Askew

Embattled Brazilian meat group JBS has appointed Dr Marcelo Proença to the post of global head of compliance in a bid to strengthen its corporate governance structure.


Cargill confirms investment plan for Colombia 13 Jun 2017

Dean Best

US agribusiness giant Cargill has confirmed plans to follow up its recent move into Colombia through M&A with investment of up to US$500m.

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