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Constellation beer boom, second brewery planned 8 Oct 2015

Constellation Brands' beer business seems to have given analysts plenty of reasons to be cheerful, following the company’s first-half results, released yesterday.

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

Latest News

Heaven Hill's Lunazul Double Barrel Reposado 24 Nov 2015

Heaven Hill has released a limited edition reposado expression of its Lunazul Tequila brand in the US.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water 30 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Currency woes hamper Coca-Cola FEMSA's Q3 29 Oct 2015

Currency headwinds have hampered Coca-Cola FEMSA’s third quarter and year-to-date performance. 

Arca Continental sees strong Q3, toasts Peru entry 28 Oct 2015

Arca Continental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, has reported a strong third quarter and year-to-date.

Coca-Cola Co welcomes possible sugar tax cut 22 Oct 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has welcomed news that Mexico may cut its sugar tax.

NPD - Patron Spirits' Patrón en Lalique: Serie 1 15 Oct 2015

Patron Spirits has partnered with French crystal manufacturer Lalique to create a high-end limited expression of its namesake Tequila.

Patron launches campaign to track Tequila bottles 9 Oct 2015

The Patrón Spirits Company has launched a website and app that enables consumers to trace a bottle of Tequila back to its origin, in a bid to educate drinkers about the category. 

Grupo Modelo launches digital delivery in Mexico 24 Aug 2015

Grupo Modelo is to roll out its home delivery service in northern Mexico, following a successful trial.

Latin America next for Coke bottler consolidation? 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.

Ten killed in Mexico beer wholesaler attack 22 Jun 2015

Ten people have died following an attack on a beer distribution centre in Mexico, according to reports.

Latest blogs

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.