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Analysis - Mexico on track for Heineken 6 Dec 2013

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

Sugar tax will cost Coca-Cola FEMSA jobs - CFO 25 Oct 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.

'Modelo, Heineken to lose share to Mexico craft' 17 Jul 2013

Grupo Modelo and Heineken are likely to lose “modest” volumes to craft brewers in Mexico after the opening up of the country's beer market, but the two global brewers will see some “net positive”, according to an analyst.

'Modelo to fare worse after Mexico probe' 12 Jul 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.

just the Facts - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Modelo buy 6 Jun 2013

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced it had completed its US$20.1bn acquisition of Corona brewer Groupo Modelo. Here we take a look at some of the facts and figures as a result of the deal:

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Heineken's Tecate agrees Barcelona FC tie-up 12 Aug 2014

Heineken has agreed a five-year deal to make its Tecate brand the official beer of FC Barcelona in Mexico.

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

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

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

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.

Coca-Cola plans Mexican school water fountains 27 Jun 2014

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

SWA to work with Tequila industry 2 Jun 2014

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is set to sign a "cooperation agreement" with Mexico's Tequila Regulatory Council this week to help boost protection of both spirits globally and encourage "fair" competition.

Tequila FY export volumes up 3% 23 May 2014

Tequila exports rose 3% by volume in 2013, with orders from the biggest customer, the US, rising by more than 5m litres.

Arca Continental Q1 volumes slide as Mexico bites 30 Apr 2014

Arca Continental has reported a drop in first-quarter volumes as Mexico's soft drinks tax began to bite, but the group's profits were up.

Coca-Cola FEMSA Q1 profits slide, but sales up 30 Apr 2014

Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a drop in first-quarter net profits, but sales were boosted by the integration of acquisitions.

Heineken's Dos Equis Radler 7 Apr 2014

Heineken’s Mexican subsidiary, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, has launched a radler variant of its Dos Equis beer brand in Mexico.

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Mexico's uncomfortable truth - soda before toilet paper 2 May 2014

Before the government introduced a new sugar tax this year, Mexico's soft drinks industry was one of the world's biggest. Despite the rise, it's still pretty huge, largely because - no matter the price - Mexican's won't give up their soda.

Mexico's beer market under the spotlight 3 Jan 2014

How are things shaping up in the beer battleground that is Mexico? CNN took a closer look at one of the world's biggest beer markets, by volume, where Anheuser-Busch InBev, through Grupo Modelo, and Heineken, through its 2010 acquisition FEMSA Cerveza, are dominant.

Does A-B InBev have a different goal for Grupo Modelo? 12 Aug 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sold the stake in Mexican football team Santos Laguna that it inherited through its US$20.1bn acquisition of Grupo Modelo.