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Unilever Expands in Brazil

Unilever Expands in Brazil
October 04
10:10 2017

Unilever has agreed to acquire Brazilian natural and organic food business Mãe Terra. Mãe Terra is a fast-growing and well-loved brand in Brazil and operates in several categories with a portfolio that includes organic cereals, cookies, snacks and culinary products. The main Mãe Terra categories represent a Brazilian market worth more than €8 billion (Euromonitor).

Globally, the healthy foods trend is gaining relevance fast. Brazil is the fifth largest market in the world for healthy food and beverages, with 79% of consumers regarding health and nutrition as priorities.

Fernando Fernandez, President of Unilever Brazil, says: “Mãe Terra has a great following in Brazil and strengthens our food portfolio, allowing us to accelerate our expansion in the high-growth naturals and organic segment. With Unilever’s expertise and distribution channels, we can both grow and scale Mãe Terra, helping to realise its mission of bringing healthy and nutritious food to even more people. This is perfectly aligned to Unilever’s commitment to sustainable nutrition and to provide consumers with food that tastes good, does good and doesn’t cost the Earth.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

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