JBS, one of the largest meat producers in the world, is a company headquartered in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, which owns and markets leading meat brands such as Friboi and Seara. In 2018, JBS was the country’s leading food and beverage company based on sales revenue, whereas BRF, another major food manufacturer that markets brands such as Sadia and Perdigão, also ranked amongst the first ten highest grossing food companies.
Regarding consumption, poultry is by far the favorite meat type amongst Brazilians, with an estimated 40 kilograms per capita consumed in 2018. Contrary to the global trend where pork ranks as the second most popular kind of meat, in Brazil beef and veal are more widely consumed. Aside from meat, although the combination of rice and beans has historically been the basis of the traditional Brazilian diet, mainly because of its high nutritional value and limited cost, the famous duo has been losing space in the age of fast-pace: in the past two decades, per capita consumption of beans in the country has decreased by approximately 50 percent. The consumption of dairy products, in turn, is expected to slightly increase in the following years.
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