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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

Change at top of Mexican dairy Grupo Lala 13 Dec 2019

Dean Best

Mexico-based dairy business Grupo Lala has announced its chief executive is to step down at the end of the year.


Marfrig to introduce meat-free Revolution Burger to Brazilian consumers 10 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig Global Foods is launching a plant-based 'meat' brand, initially in its home market.


Nestle invests in Mexico venture-capital firm 9 Dec 2019

Dean Best

Nestle has invested in a venture-capital firm based in Mexico backing start-ups operating in the countries of the Pacific Alliance.


Charges filed against former BRF employees for falsifying documents 5 Dec 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian prosecutors have formally administered charges on mostly former employees of meat processor BRF in connection with a criminal probe. 


Bachoco invests in Mexican meat peer Sonora Agropecuaria 2 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne

Industrias Bachoco, the Mexico-based poultry group, has announced it is investing in a local pork processor and distributor.


JBS snaps up cold-meats business Frigorifico Marba 7 Nov 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a local cold-meats business as it expands into value-added products. 



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