Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Food industry mergers and acquisitions will continue to be shaped by rapidly-changing consumer tastes and an increasing focus on the health and environmental aspects of food, according to Rabobank analysts.
Local demand fed by a recovery in tourism and the wider economy has inspired Cargill to spend $50m upgrading its poultry processing capabilities in Thailand in order to work with local smallholder farms.