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FEMSA is the parent company of Coca-Cola FEMSAMEXICO: FEMSA approves annual dividend

10 December 2013

Shareholders at Fomento Economico Mexicano (FEMSA) have approved the Mexican company's annual dividend payment.

Analysis - Mexico on track for Heineken

6 December 2013

Mexico is a “good story” for Heineken as it continues to integrate FEMSA Cerveza, an analyst has said.

MEXICO: Coca-Cola FEMSA completes US$2.15bn notes issue

20 November 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA, the world's largest Coca-Cola bottler, has completed the placement of US$2.15bn worth of senior notes, in three tranches, in the international capital markets.

In the Spotlight - Drinks Firms Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

15 November 2013

The final death count of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines last week, is still a long way from being known. The relief effort is well underway, however, and drinks companies are among those that have moved to support those affected by the disaster.

MEXICO: Soft drinks tax plan passes Senate hurdle - report

1 November 2013

Mexico's proposed tax on sugary drinks is close to becoming law after it won approval from the country's Senate, according to reports.

UK: Soft drinks group hits back at tax claim over obesity

1 November 2013

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has criticised new research calling for a soft drinks tax, saying higher levies will not curb obesity.

just On Call - Mexico's sugar tax will cost Coca-Cola FEMSA jobs - CFO

25 October 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA's CFO has said a proposed tax on sugary beverages in its domestic market of Mexico will reduce volumes and lead to job losses at the bottler's plants.

MEXICO: Coca-Cola FEMSA lines up new CEO

25 October 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA has appointed a new CEO after the current incumbent was appointed head of the Mexican bottler's parent company.

MEXICO: Coca-Cola FEMSA YTD profits fall as costs hit Q3

25 October 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA has blamed higher marketing and staff costs for a weak Q3 that saw year-to-date profits fall.

just The Preview - Heineken Q3 & YTD

21 October 2013

Heineken will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (23 October). Here just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of September.

BRAZIL: Coca-Cola FEMSA tells Heineken to improve distribution deal

5 September 2013

The head of Coca-Cola FEMSA has called on Heineken to boost the bottler's margins in Brazil as it continues to expand distribution coverage for the Dutch brewer.

BRAZIL: Coca-Cola FEMSA to buy bottler Spaipa Industria Brasileira de Bebidas

2 September 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA is set to boost its volumes in Brazil by around 40% with the takeover of independent bottler Spaipa Industria Brasileira de Bebidas.

Round-Up - NPD: Will Summer Diet Soft Drink Swoon Jump Start CSD Innovation?

27 August 2013

Struggling sales for diet soft drinks should see a new wave of innovation break over the category. Tom Vierhile reports.

MEXICO: Q1 struggles continue in H1 for Coca-Cola FEMSA

25 July 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen its Q1 headache continue through the half-year, with profits dipping on flat sales.

Analysis - Group Modelo to fare worse than Heineken after Mexico probe

12 July 2013

Grupo Modelo is likely to be worse affected than its rival Heineken by the opening up of Mexico's beer market, according to an analyst.

MEXICO: Regulator welcomes anti-trust commitments from Heineken, Grupo Modelo

11 July 2013

Mexico's competition watchdog has handed down its resolution to SABMiller's charges of monopolistic practices in the country's brewing sector.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

5 July 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

BRAZIL: Coca-Cola FEMSA set for US$448m Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes buy

1 July 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA has agreed its sixth acquisition in two years with the purchase of Brazilian beverage maker Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes for US$448m.

Analysis - SABMiller's Mexican standoff "not life threatening" for Heineken

10 June 2013

SABMiller's long-running bid to end Mexico's exclusivity agreements is "not life threatening” for Heineken's local brewer, but could cut its volumes by about 5%, an analyst has warned.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

31 May 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

MEXICO: Coca-Cola FEMSA seals Grupo Yoli buy

28 May 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed its takeover of Mexican bottler Grupo Yoli in a deal valued at US$700m.

Comment - Wehring's Way - Brazil: A(nother) Headache from the BRIC Wall

30 April 2013

I can't remember precisely when I first saw the BRIC acronym. Indeed, with only ten years' experience of the drinks industry, it seems to be have been around longer than I have. I can remember, however, how the four markets were heralded as the next big things for the global drinks industry.

just Five Years Ago: Carlsberg, Heineken seal Scottish & Newcastle purchase

25 April 2013

It was five years ago this week that the brewing industry said its final farewell to Scottish & Newcastle. The UK-based company saw its shares cease trading on 25 April, 2008, after Carlsberg and Heineken teamed up to buy and then split up the firm.

MEXICO/US: Heineken launches Hispanic Tecate push in Mexico, US

24 April 2013

Heineken has readied a Spanish advertising campaign for its Tecate beer brand in the US and Mexico.

MEXICO: Coca-Cola FEMSA Q1 profits hit by higher costs

24 April 2013

Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a drop in Q1 profits and flat sales as higher costs dampened its performance.

MEXICO: Arca Continental lines up fresh investment

22 April 2013

Arca Continental, Latin America's second-largest Coca-Cola bottler after Coca-Cola FEMSA, is to invest MXN4bn (US$325.3m) in its business over the next year.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

19 April 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Analysis - Coca-Cola Co's foreign bottlers in line for US entry

18 April 2013

The Coca-Cola Co's refranchising moves could lead to foreign bottlers such as Coca-Cola FEMSA and Arca entering the US market, an analyst has said.

just On Call - The Coca-Cola Co chases "agile" bottler model - CEO

16 April 2013

The Coca-Cola Co's US bottler restructuring will create a “coast-to-coast” system managed from one point, company CEO Muhtar Kent has said.

PHILIPPINES: Cosmos Bottling Corp to exit stock exchange

5 April 2013

Cosmos Bottling Corporation, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, is leaving the Philippine bourse seven years after it last traded.

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