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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

CHILE: Rum on the slide - video 24 Sep 2014

Euromonitor International

The rum category has had a torrid time in Chile over the past three years, with volumes plunging and international brands exiting.


Hafil Group eyes US launch with Edge energy drink 4 Sep 2014

Vladimir Pekic

Brazil’s Hafil Group is in “advanced negotiations with a large US distributor” to enter the American market with Edge, its flagship energy drink brand.


Mexico's H1 Tequila exports up 16% - report 4 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Mexico's Tequila exports jumped 16% to US$568m in the first half of this year, local media has reported.


Santa Rita Estates switches CEO 2 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Chilean wine group Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has appointed a new CEO as the current incumbent has left after nearly four years in the role.


Coca-Cola Andina H1 sales up 2 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Coca-Cola Andina has reported a double-digit lift in first-half sales, helped by the acquisition of Brazilian drinks firm Ipiranga, but has warned of slowing consumption levels in its four markets.


Heineken agrees Empaque sale to Crown Holdings 1 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Heineken is to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown Holdings, in a deal valued at US$1.23bn.

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