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Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 v...

Brazil Price Hikes Set to Tax Brewers

How much will Brazil's beer industry be affected by the surprise tax increase announced last week?...

Coca-Cola FEMSA warns of price jump on tax change

A tax change on soft drinks in Brazil will force Coca-Cola FEMSA to raise prices in the country by up to 2%, according to the group's CFO....

Analysis - Mexico on track for Heineken

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

Latest Interviews

Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean 28 May 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (28 May), Diageo announced that it will buy the Ypióca cachaça brand in Brazil from Ypióca Agroindustrial Limitada for BRL900m (US$453.9m). As part of its press material, the company issued a short interview with the president of its Latin America and Caribbean operations, Randy Millian, in which he discussed the purchase.

just the Answer - Casa Pedro Domecq 6 Sep 2010

Olly Wehring

This month's just the Answer sees us interview the international marketing director, Pernod Ricard's Mexico unit, Casa Pedro Domecq, Michael Kaller, and the executive director of Casa Pedro Domecq International, Olivier Fages.

Latest News

Coca-Cola FEMSA sees purchases lead in H1 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen sales in its half-year receive a boost from last year's purchases in Brazil and Mexico.

Arca Continental's H1 volumes slip, but profits up 17 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Arca Continental, Latin America’s second largest Coca-Cola bottler, has seen its first-half volumes slip as a new sugary drinks tax in Mexico took its toll, but the group’s profits rose.

Coca-Cola lays down US$8.2bn Mexico investment 17 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has pledged to invest US$8.2bn in Mexico over the next six years despite the country's government having introduced a sugar tax.

Alcohol tax hikes loom for Chile 14 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

A senior figure at Wines of Chile has told just-drinks that wine is not to blame for drink-related issues in the country, as Chile's alcohol industry faces down controversial tax reforms.

Coca-Cola Brazil's Leão Fuze 30 Jun 2014

Vladimir Pekic

Coca-Cola Brazil has launched its new line of ready-to-drink sugar-free teas in two green tea flavours

Coca-Cola plans Mexican school water fountains 27 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to supply drinking water fountains to Mexican schools in a joint investment worth MXN26m (US$2m).

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