Colin Bennett

Reporting from Santiago, Chile

Colin Bennett is an Iowa native now based in Santiago, Chile. Over the last 10 years Colin has covered a variety of topics in Chile and other Latin American countries. Food and the industry behind it has emerged as one of his favorite subject matters, from seafood to fruit, farming to retail. Colin enjoys examining the details which make the difference for these global industries that call Chile and its neighbors home.

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Published on
August 9, 2018

Chilean animal protein giant Agrosuper will halt plans to list Chile’s largest national salmon farmer AquaChile on the Oslo Bors exchange, and is strengthening its salmon business to grow its global exports. 

Agrosuper announced on 4 August it had reached an USD 850 million (EUR 736.4 million) agreement to buy 67 percent of AquaChile from Holding Salmones Ltd. and Inversiones Patagonia Ltd., Agrosuper will pay USD 0.73 (EUR 0.63) per

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Published on
August 6, 2018

The consolidation of Chile’s salmon sector continues with news that the majority shareholders of AquaChile have agreed to sell 67 percent of the company to Chilean food giant Agrosuper in a deal worth USD 850 million (EUR 736.4 million).

Agrosuper is a leading domestic supplier of chicken, beef, and pork. According to the company’s 2017 annual report, the firm had approximately USD 2.5 billion (EUR 2.14 billion) in total sales of

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