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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.

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Mexico sees volumes fall in soda tax first year 8 Jan 2016

Mexico's soda tax has pushed volumes in the country down by 6%, according to a new health study released two years after the duty was brought in.

Constellation readies second Mexican brewery 7 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands has confirmed its intention to construct a second brewery in Mexico, as well as to raise the capacity further at its other facility in the country.

Heineken Mexico redesigns Carta Blanca 15 Dec 2015

The Mexican division of Heineken has redesigned its Carta Blanca beer brand to appeal to younger consumers in the country.

Coca-Cola Co apologies for Mexico Christmas ad 4 Dec 2015

The Coca-Cola Co's Mexican unit has withdrawn a Christmas advert in the country and issued an apology.

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.

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.