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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...

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...

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

Nestle enters UHT liquid milk market in Argentina with new production line 19 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Nestlé is entering the liquid milk market in Argentina with plans to produce value-added products from a new production line.

Brazil meat giant Minerva names Edison Ticle CFO 13 Mar 2019

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat heavyweight Minerva Foods has announced it has a new chief financial officer (CFO) and investor relations officer.

Kellogg defends Mexico cereal range after vitamin claims 8 Mar 2019

Dean Best

Kellogg has stood by the nutritional make-up of its cereals on sale in Mexico after an NGO criticised the range marketed by the US giant in the country.

Jeff Bezos fund backs Chile free-from firm NotCo 1 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

NotCo, a plant-based food manufacturer in Chile, has received a cash injection from a group of investors - including one eye-catching backer- to fund its expansion.

Grupo Lala to supply Blue Diamond Growers' almond milk beverages 26 Feb 2019

Simon Harvey

Mexican dairy business Grupo Lala has struck a distribution agreement with US-based Blue Diamond Growers. 

Grupo Bimbo buys Chile baked-goods firm Nutra Bien 22 Feb 2019

Dean Best

Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the global bakery giant, has closed a deal to buy a business elsewhere in Latin America.

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