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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

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

Earnings summary - Arca Continental's sales surge; Grupo Nutresa ahead on strong overseas sales; Profits sag at bread giant Bimbo; BRF books FY loss, back in red in Q4 23 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Nestle set to launch first organic products in Brazil  22 Feb 2018

Andy Coyne

Global food giant Nestle will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks.

Nestle to buy majority of Ecuador's Terrafertil 11 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Nestle has moved to acquire a majority stake in Ecuador-based business Terrafertil, a company selling organic and plant-based foods.

Arla Foods to buy out SanCor's stake in ingredients joint venture 9 Feb 2018

Simon Harvey

Arla Foods is set to gain full control of an ingredients joint venture formed in 2001 with Argentinian dairy cooperative SanCor as the Denmark-based company seeks to expand its presence in South America.

Nestle cancels Guatemalan palm oil contract following corruption probe 7 Feb 2018

Andy Coyne

Global food and beverage giant Nestle has cancelled a palm oil contract with a Guatemalan company accused of corruption.

Brazil's JBS creates 400 Mato Grosso jobs as plant expands 6 Feb 2018

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS plans to expand slaughtering capacity at its Barra do Garcas cattle facility in the state of Mato Grosso.

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