Latest food news & analysis in Latin America

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?


Filter this region by country

Latest Insights

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

NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid US frustration 20 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


US completes import risk assessment on Paraguay beef 20 Oct 2017

Simon Harvey

The US has completed a risk assessment on Paraguay beef, the first among a series of measures to approve imports from the South American nation.


Danone bids to revive ailing Brazil dairy business 19 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Danone is reviewing all facets of its dairy business in Brazil in a bid to try to improve its performance, CFO Cécile Cabanis has said, after the Activia maker saw a double-digit decline in its sales in the country during the third quarter.


Brazil's JBS temporarily shuts beef plants due to "legal action" 19 Oct 2017

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS has temporarily suspended operations at its beef plants in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul due to "recent legal action taken against the company''.


Brazilian meat giant JBS pulls plan for international IPO 17 Oct 2017

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS is withdrawing proposals for a public sale of shares in its international operation, five months after talk re-emerged that the offering planned for this year might be pulled.


Private-equity firm Abraaj invests in Colombia's QBCo 16 Oct 2017

Dean Best

Private-equity firm The Abraaj Group has acquired a majority stake in Colombia-based own-label food manufacturer QBCo.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?