Industry & Markets

The move is part of Marfrig's growth plans across South America

Marfrig taps ‘opportunity for growth’ in double BRF deal

By Ashley Williams

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Global Foods is set to strengthen its position in South America with the acquisition of BRF’s Argentina arm QuickFood, as well as taking over meat production at two BRF Brazilian units.

US beef producers will have access to Morocco under the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

US beef wins access to Morocco

By Aidan Fortune

The US beef industry is to have access to the lucrative Moroccan market, in a trade deal worth $80m.

Russian poultry industry in for tough 2019

Russian poultry industry in for tough 2019

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian poultry production may fall by 2% to 3% or 100,000 tonnes (t) in 2019, as the domestic market oversaturated and small-scale poultry farms have to cut production or even stop operation, according to an industry expert.

The US pork industry has faced an array of issues from retaliatory tariffs

Trade disputes cost US pork around $1.5 billion

By Ashley Williams

Retaliatory tariffs imposed on US goods by international markets are estimated to have cost the US pork industry around $1.5 billion this year, according to Iowa State University.

Tomazoni has more than 35 years’ experience in senior positions in the food industry

New JBS chief executive announced

By Aidan Fortune

The board of directors of international meat processor JBS has unanimously elected Gilberto Tomazoni as the company’s new global chief executive officer.

Gradus AD is set to modernise its facility in Bulgaria with new meat processing equipment and vehicles

Bulgarian poultry business invests to expand capacities

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Bulgarian poultry producer and processor Gradus AD has announced its subsidiary Gradus-1 EOOD has invested some BGN1.82 million (€930,500) to acquire new meat processing, storage, vacuum packaging and other equipment, to expand and modernise its capacities....

Substantial business growth prompted the new Marel facility

Marel opens new Dutch site

By Aidan Fortune

Equipment manufacturer Marel has opened its new Dutch facility. Based in Boxmeer, the site includes an extensive two-floor office wing, as well as an expanded production area and the renewed R&D facility.