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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

Argentina food processor Molino Canuelas postpones IPO on market volatility 20 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Food processor Molino Canuelas said in a stock exchange filing it is postponing an initial public offering of shares because of recent market volatility in Argentina.


Peruvian fruit firm Camposol plans $345m dual share listing 15 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Peruvian fruit company Camposol Holding is planning a US$345m initial public offering of shares to be listed on both the New York and Lima stock exchanges.


Nestle invests in production in Mexico 15 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Nestle has invested in its production network in Mexico with a move to improve efficiency at a dairy plant in the centre of the country.


Confectionery maker Arcor said to be open to strategic partnership 9 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Argentinian confectionery group Arcor is said to be open to entering a strategic partnership to expand beyond Latin America.


Arla Foods offloads stake in recently-sold Brazilian dairy Vigor 3 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has sold its 8% stake in Brazil's Vigor Alimentos, insisting the shareholding "no longer serves our strategic purpose''.


Brazil mulls 'traffic lights' system for food labelling 30 Oct 2017

Paula Krizanovic

Brazil's food industry association is proposing a new food labelling system to better highlight the content of sugar, salt and fats.

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