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Coca-Cola European Partners - just the Facts

Yesterday saw the announcement of a merger of three Coca-Cola bottlers in Western Europe. Here, just-drinks looks at the details behind the...

SABMiller keen on LatAm bunk-up with Coca-Cola

SABMiller has expressed an interest in growing its partnership with The Coca-Cola Co in the Latin America region....


Is LatAm right time, right place for Coke tie-ups?

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

The non-alcoholic bottling landscape in Latin America is ripe for consolidation. Reports out of the region this week, claiming three major Coca-Cola system bottlers have opened talks about a merger, are not surprising, then. What is of note, however, is that of the 25 major players in LatAm's Coke bottling system, the three concerned are the region's largest.


Soft Drinks - Things are Big, Down Mexico Way

Ray Rowlands | 3 Feb 2015

It's to Mexico for Ray Rowlands this month. How have the soft drinks and bottled water categories fared, one year on from the introduction of a tax on full-sugar drinks in the country?


Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as soda tax bites

James Wilmore | 23 Oct 2014

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as predicted, according to its CFO.


Analysis - Mexico on track for Heineken

Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2013

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

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part II

Olly Wehring | 26 May 2011

In part one of my interview with Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, which ran earlier this week, we took a close look at the brewer's purchase of FEMSA Cerveza last year. We also started a world tour of beer markets, discussing Europe, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.


The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part I

Olly Wehring | 24 May 2011

This month, we have decided to run The Wehring Interview over two instalments. After all, having waited so long to speak to Heineken's CEO, I have a lot of questions for him. Luckily, I've been granted plenty of time in which to ask them.

Latest News

Latin America next for Coke bottler consolidation?

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

Three of the four largest Coca-Cola bottlers in Latin and South America have opened initial talks about a possible merger, according to local reports.


On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 12 Aug 2015

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On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 11 Aug 2015

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just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 31 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Coca-Cola FEMSA sees H1 sales, profits rise

Olly Wehring | 27 Jul 2015

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen its half-year and second-quarter volumes flatline, as the decision to move its Venezuelan unit to a new government-regulated currency exchange rate continues to skew its numbers.


just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Coca-Cola FEMSA opens Brazil, Colombia sites

Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

Coca-Cola FEMSA has officially opened two new production facilities, one in Brazil with the other in Colombia.


just a While Ago - On 28 May in...

Olly Wehring | 28 May 2015

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just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 30 April in...

Olly Wehring | 30 Apr 2015

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Coca-Cola FEMSA's Q1 sales, profits fall

Andy Morton | 29 Apr 2015

Coca-Cola Femsa has taken a hit in Q1 sales and profits as the company switches its Venezuelan unit to a new government-regulated currency exchange rate.


Coca-Cola FEMSA FY sales, profits drop

Andy Morton | 26 Feb 2015

Coca-Cola FEMSA has posted a drop in full-year profits and sales after currency fluctuations in Venezuela hit performance.


just a While Ago - On 25 February in...

Olly Wehring | 25 Feb 2015

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Olly Wehring | 17 Feb 2015

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Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 2015

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just a While Ago - On 12 January in...

Olly Wehring | 12 Jan 2015

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Olly Wehring | 17 Dec 2014

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Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 2014

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just a While Ago - On 29 October in...

Olly Wehring | 29 Oct 2014

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just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 24 Oct 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Coca-Cola FEMSA posts nine-month profits lift

James Wilmore | 23 Oct 2014

Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a healthy lift in nine-month sales as the group continued to benefit from its acquisitions in Brazil and Mexico last year.


Mexico's sugary drinks consumption falls - study

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2014

Adults in Mexico claim to be drinking fewer sugary drinks since the introduction of a sugar tax, a new poll has revealed.

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