Mexican soft drinks bottler Embotelladoras Arca said yesterday (20 July) that it had posted a 40.9% gain in second-quarter net profit, helped by a 10% increase in volumes.

The bottler reported net profit of MXN716.6m (US$65.8m), compared with MXN508.7m a year earlier.

Sales rose 12.1% to MXN4.45bn, with the number of unit cases increasing to 127.5m from 116.1m, Arca said.

Arca, based in Monterrey, bottles Coca-Cola Co. products among others.