Shareholders of Brazil’s BRF SA elected Pedro Parente as chairman on Thursday, part of a broad board overhaul targeting a turnaround at the food company in the wake of a food safety probe that caused plant closures, an export ban and a fierce boardroom rift.
Parente, who is currently chief executive of oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said if confirmed on Thursday he would stay on at Petrobras but resign from the board of stock exchange operator B3 SA Brasil Bolsa Balcão.
By Ana Mano and Marcelo Teixeira
A report from ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has warned that cocoa price increases of 15-20% for the first half of 2024 might continue into the second half of the year. Despite growth in global cocoa supply in 2021, unfavourable weather conditions and demand from emerging markets have led to supply deficits.
By carving out the ANH business, DSM-Firmenich would focus fully on its Perfumery & Beauty; Taste, Texture & Health; and Health, Nutrition & Care divisions. Full focus on these businesses is expected to enhance commercial potential and synergies, supporting “consistent growth outlook alongside robust margins”.
Cargill and Enough are expanding their partnership to further develop nutritious and sustainable alternative meat and dairy solutions. Cargill has signed a commercial agreement to use and market Enough’s Abunda protein and has also invested in the company’s Series C growth funding round.