Reports for Agribusiness in 2017

In August 2018, businessman Flavio Maluf reported on the agribusiness numbers and trends from the past 12 months. Overall, the numbers went down 0.7%. Maluf explains that the reason for this decrease in revenue was caused by the balance of trade between Brazilian agribusiness companies and its counterparts. The total number shows that the 0.7% decreases equals 8.17 billion U.S. dollars.

The products that traded the most included soy (53.5%), forest products such as wood and plants (14.4%), meat (8.3%), sugar alcohol (7%), and coffee (3.9%). The reports show that China was the largest land contributor to trade with Brazil last year for all of these products. The European Union came in second place for trading. Follow Flavio Maluf on Twitter.

Flavio Maluf is able to provide the agribusiness insights due to the fact that he is the owner and CEO of Eucatex, a business which provides sustainable products made from the eucalyptus plant. Eucatex produces paint, building supplies, furniture, and flooring all under an economical mission.

Maluf is also a philanthropist and gives back to the Brazilian community through Eucatex. Maluf works as a business adviser for new entrepreneurs who need direction to build their own multi-million dollar company. He writes for entrepreneurship blogs and mentors business men all around the world.

Because he grew up under the roof of a businessman, Flavio Maluf learned the keys to being successful in his own businesses. He did not become CEO of Eucatex overnight, but rather worked his way up to the the top, working the lowest jobs at first. Maluf knows the feeling of being less than and strives to bring hope to those who want to succeed in business, just like him. Not only does he own Eucatex, he also owns a well knows food business in Brazil called Grandfood center, where all his agricultural knowledge is put to use once again.

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Technological Innovations Meets sustainability Strategies in OSI Industries

Since its conception in 1909, OSI Industries, worldwide food solutions and products provider, has maintained its rising growth trajectory, thanks to their innovative approach and sustainability efforts. They have always tried new innovative ways, taking advantage of the advancing technology, to make sure its operations and those of their suppliers are sustainable. They take a risk trying a new technology in order to come up with a cutting edge technology which streamlines their operations.

When it was still called Otto $ Sons, it was forced to look for ways to come up with products which were affordable, consistent as well as consumer driven to remain in the market. Just in time, there was a technological breakthrough called flash freezing. This technology made it easy for the company to expand its products as well as reduce the product cost. The company’s management has focused on robust research as well as development efforts to come up with sustainability strategies.

OSI Industries has 2 Culinary Innovation Centers located in the US and China. Apart from the facilities helping to come up with technologies to stream  operations, they also come up with technologies that enable the company to maintain environmental friendly practices. The company has invested significantly in creating an efficient supply chain as well as product lines that are consumer friendly. This is a core aspect of the company’s operations. The OSI Industries, the largest food provider with extensive experience, has focused resources and investments in coming up with good practices that are shared across the supply chain.

The company is committed to sustainability and in that line, it has created a chief sustainability officer office and made it among the core leadership positions in OSI. The company’s sustainability commitments cuts across all the company’s operations. Today, it is not only the global provider of processed meat products, but it also supplies vegetables as well as fruits. It has expanded its client base considerably.

The sustainability strategies are among the many strategies that the company has used to register a substantial growth over the years and gain worldwide recognition. The company has been ranked number 58 by Forbes in its 2016 Forbes list of largest private companies which have registered at least $6.1 billion worth of sales.

OSI Industries was built in a series of expansions, extensions and joint ventures. It spread out its operations to Brazil, Austria, Mexico, Poland, Hungary as well as Pacific Rim between 1980 and 2000. The company ventured into Asia-Pacific market when it entered into a joint venture with K&K Foods in 1987.