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The plant-based potential in beef-loving Brazil

Plant-based alternatives to meat are even starting to carve out a foothold in Brazil and, while the market is a long way from mainstream, th...

Argentina's economic plan and the impact on food

just-food's Latin America correspondent Paula Krizanovic analyses how Argentina's recent packaged of emergency economic measures could impac...

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...

Latest Interviews

Minerva CFO Edison Ticle on meat giant's new VC arm, e-commerce ambitions and use of AI to drive profits – the just-food interview 10 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Minerva Foods in Brazil has just rolled out a venture-capital fund and is poised to complete its first investment. Simon Harvey speaks with CFO Edison Ticle.

"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.

Latest News

Mexico's Grupo Lala to exit Costa Rica 2 Dec 2020

Simon Harvey

Mexican dairy business Grupo Lala plans to exit a market in Central America later this month to focus on more profitable areas.

Meat group Marfrig invests in capacity expansion 23 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Marfrig Global Foods, a meat processor based in Brazil, is expanding capacity across two plants in one of its South American markets.

Cargill sells Venezuela assets 13 Nov 2020

Dean Best

The US agri-food behemoth has decided to offload its business in a Latin American market that has proven problematic for international FMCG companies in recent years.

Continental Grain invests in co-manufacturer Multifoods 4 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Continental Grain Company, a private investor in New York, has taken a financial interest in a South American food and beverages business.

Minerva ditches plan to sell Athena Foods stake to investment vehicle 9 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat processor Minerva's has updated the market on its plan to sell a stake in its Chile-based subsidiary Athena Foods to a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Brazil meat giant Marfrig expands in Argentina with Campo del Tesoro deal 6 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig has moved to acquire a burger patty manufacturer in neighbouring Argentina.

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