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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...

How might Brazil's president affect food sector?

Latin America correspondent Ivan Castano looks at how the administration of Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro could impac...

Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The WHO wants industrially-produced trans fats removed from food by 2023. Major manufacturers have set the pace but the challenge ...

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...

Latest Interviews

"The opportunity is so big" - Nestle and new asset Terrafertil eye Latin America's fledgling markets for plant-based foods 7 Nov 2018

Dean Best

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spoke to both companies to ask what lies ahead.

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.

Latest News

JBS still open to US share offering as earnings gain traction 16 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

A US share offering is still on the cards for Brazilian meat giant JBS as a "driver for accelerated growth".

BRF's list of CFO changes stack up as Carlos Alberto Bezerra de Moura installed 14 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

BRF has announced a new finance chief to replace Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr., who has been filling the role on an interim basis since April after the previous CFO left the business.

Brazil's Marfrig joins meat-free burger ranks in partnership with Archer Daniels 6 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig is joining the growing ranks of food firms entering the plant-based category.

Minerva eyes further growth in Asia on back of swine fever outbreak 26 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne

Brazilian beef giant Minerva has outlined the impact the outbreak of African swine fever in Asia has had on its sales in the region.

BRF 'still interested in global meat merger' 24 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat giant BRF has spoken about the possibility of finding a partner to help increase its global reach, following the collapse of merger talks with local peer Marfrig.

Dr Oetker acquires Brazilian baking decoration firm Mavalerio 22 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne

German food business Dr Oetker has increased the size of its footprint in South America through a new acquisition in Brazil.

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