The Brazilian government must back-track on tax compensation reductions in the Manaus Free Trade Zone because if not, businesses will start pulling out of the region, says the president of Brazil's Association for Soft Drinks and Non-Alcoholic Beverages...
Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.
After years of talking, Latin America must move to create a single free trade market if it wants to remain globally competitive because doing so could drive upwards of $11bn in annual trade flow, says the chief economist at Inter-American Development...
Countries across Latin America and the Caribbean are already among the global leaders in initiating demand‐related solutions, but more needs to be done to incentivize the food industry to offer more healthier products.
As Brazil slowly emerges from its four-year economic recession – the worst in the country’s history, economists say – there is a fundamental and intrinsic growth opportunity in most food and beverage categories but it remains a challenging environment...
Corona leads the throng of beer brands that dominate the 2018 BrandZ Top 50 most valuable Latin American Brands list, and with only three food companies ranked it begs the question: what can industry learn from the likes of Corona and Skol?
Following a year blighted by corruption, Brazil's beef sector needs to work hard to market its produce better, and sustainable messaging could be key to unlocking expansion, says a Rabobank Brazil analyst.
Latin America consumes large amounts of unpackaged artisanal dairy products but brands can innovate and sophisticate consumption to grasp new business, and the success of cheese is a good point of inspiration, according to Euromonitor International.
Denmark-based Novozymes is seeing significant opportunity in a number of sectors in Latin America, with significant opportunities in low-lactose applications and artisanal-baked goods in Brazil, says the company’s VP for food and beverages, Americas.
Continuing its expansion across Latin America, Barentz International has established a joint venture with Sao Paulo-based Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients. The JV marks Barentz’s first real entrance into the Brazilian market.
Peruvian beverage manufacturer Industrias San Miguel (ISM) has been able to significantly reduce energy usage due to new lines producing PET bottles, with the company hailing the impact of equipment supplied by Sidel.
A new project from the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming is aiming to create a huge organic food production hub around Rio de Janeiro by enabling smallholder farmers to adopt a 100% chemical-free agriculture.
Polyphenol extracts from four Myrtaceae species native to Brazil may exert potential anti-obesity effects and protect against obesity-related complications, according to scientists at the University of São Paulo.
Brazil’s fast growth in the past 20 years makes it an ideal target for exporting US crops and products, and with values that closely align to those of the US it also is an ideal strategic partner to help open new markets in third countries, according...
Flavor giant Firmenich recently inaugurated a manufacturing plant for encapsulated flavors in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will serve as a center of excellence for encapsulated technologies in Latin America.