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Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The World Health Organization's REPLACE initiative aims to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. M...

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...

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...

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

Savencia subsidiary Polenghi buys Brazilian dairy plant 14 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

Polenghi, the Brazilian cheese-making subsidiary of France's Savencia Fromage & Dairy, has bought a plant in the South American country from local agricultural cooperative Calu.


Brazil's Minerva Foods plans IPO for Chilean arm Athena 8 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat giant Minerva Foods has revealed its Chilean unit Athena Foods is to undertake an initial public offering (IPO). 


Chile's Agrosuper nets salmon group AquaChile 7 Aug 2018

Dean Best

Agrosuper, the Chile-based meat, seafood and processed food manufacturer, has swooped to buy local salmon producer Empresas AquaChile.


Marfrig forges deal in attempt to move Brazilian beef up the value chain 3 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

Meat giant Marfrig has linked up with the local Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa) in an attempt to try and add some value to its beef products.


Grupo Lala brings in former Anheuser-Busch InBev man Mauricio Leyva as CEO 2 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

Mexican dairy business Grupo Lala has appointed former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Mauricio Leyva as its new CEO.


Brazil meat giant BRF planning domestic market push as export bans bite 2 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

BRF, the Brazilian meat giant which has been hit by a series of export bans, is hoping to boost profits by launching a higher value 'bio' chicken line in its domestic market.



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