Brazil 2014 is expected to kick off a £271M boost to food and drink sales

World Cup to boost British food and drink sales

By Michael Stones

The Brazil 2014 football World Cup is set to kick off a £271M boost to Britain’s food and drink industry, according to research from e-marketing firm Webloyalty.

It's a goal – the FIFA World Cup and other sporting events will boost demand for international food, drink and grocery products, predicts Mintel

Top four shopping trends for 2014 named by Mintel

By Michael Stones

The top shopping trend for food, drinks and other grocery items next year will be towards products with international links, predicts market research organisation Mintel.

Tesco denied sourcing canned beef from JBS - a source Greenpeace claimed was

Tesco ends JBS meat contract over deforestation

By Sarah Hills

Retail giant Tesco and other supermarkets have stopped sourcing beef from meat exporter JBS following claims that its supply was linked to illegal deforestation in the Amazon.

Diageo has acquired Brazil’s leading premium cachaca brand, Ypica

Diageo acquires Brazil’s top premium cachaca brand

By Lorraine Mullaney

British drinks giant Diageo has acquired Brazil’s leading premium cachaca brand, Ypioca, as part of its continuing strategy to expand in the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China).

The balance of power in global farm production will gradually shift east

Food production power to shift east

By Mike Stones

The EU could lose out as the power in global agricultural production increasingly shifts east, according to a new report from the SAC’s (Scottish Agricultural Centre's) Rural Policy Centre. In the second of our two-part series, we examine the growing...

Brazil's chicken run

Brazil's chicken run

By Rick Pendrous

Brazil's poultry processors face misrepresentation, bird flu, political issues and trade disputes, but are still managing to expand and grow, as Rick Pendrous discovers


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