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Belarus was the main exporter of dairy to Russia in 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Russian dairy imports drop by 10%

By Jim Cornall

In January 2021, Russian imports of dairy products were 10% lower compared to their level in 2020 for the same period and practically corresponded to the volume of imports in 2019.

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'Cachaça is far more than the Caipirinha!'

By Rachel Arthur

For those who know Cachaça, it is usually associated with a Caipirinha cocktail. But the drink has far more to offer: and promoting the diversity and versality of the Brazilian spirit to bartenders, distributors and consumers can help it achieve its potential...

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Conquering the challenges: AB InBev's Brazil business

By Rachel Arthur

AB InBev’s Brazilian beer business delivered strong performance in 2020, despite the challenges of the year. A combination of speedy innovation, premium brand strength and digital developments have been the key to success in the country, says the company....

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JBS hits back at deforestation claims

By Oliver Morrison

JBS has defended its efforts to eliminate deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest after criticism from environmental campaigners led the UK’s largest supermarket Tesco to attempt to cut links with the meat giant.

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Latin American start-up innovation amid coronavirus chaos

By Niamh Michail

From the Mexican bakery delivering cook-it-yourself experiences to nutrition apps advising the healthiest meal plans during quarantine, Latin American start-ups and SMEs are adapting their business models to survive the coronavirus crisis.

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Oleopalma first RSPO-certified company in Mexico

By Asia Sherman

Oleopalma is setting the standard for palm oil production in Mexico as the first company in the country to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.

Coronavirus: Pivoting in a pandemic… and is Big Food set for a comeback?

Pivoting in a pandemic… and is Big Food set for a comeback?

By Elaine Watson

Businesses across the country are adapting with lightning speed to adjust business plans, and in some cases, change their business model overnight, in order to adapt and survive as large swathes of the population go into lockdown.

Grupo Bimbo is upping the ante on its electrically powered delivery fleet. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo goes electric in Mexico

By Gill Hyslop

The Mexican bakery giant has invested $146m into its initiative to grow its electrically powered fleet to make emissions-free deliveries in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

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Brazil's Fazenda Futuro launches plant-based sausages

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian plant-based startup Fazenda Futuro, recently valued at US$100 million, will launch vegan sausages made with a seaweed skin for crispiness next month. “We came to revolutionize this outdated, animal meat market," says its founder.

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Judge suspends Mexico's nutrition label

By Niamh Michail

A judge has temporarily suspended Mexico’s front-of-pack warning label following a request lodged by business lobbies on the grounds it was not widely consulted or based on scientific evidence.

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