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Arca Continental 2016 by region - results data 27 Feb 2017

Late last week, Arca Continental reported its full-year results, revealing a strong rise in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Mexico-based company's performance in the 12-month period by region and sector.

Constellation Brands' beer boom, second brewery in the pipeline - Analysis 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.

just On Call - Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as Mexico 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.

just On Call - Mexico's 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.

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Pernod Ricard takes full control of Avion Spirits Tequila venture 17 Jan 2018

The US division of Pernod Ricard has sucked up the outstanding 16% of Avion Spirits, completing the buyout of its partner in the Tequila venture.

Pernod Ricard's Altos and Olmeca distillery - The just-drinks Tour - video 22 Dec 2017

Earlier this year, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner visited Pernod Ricard's Tequila facility in Arandas, which is in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. 

Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up US$800m brewery in Mexico 28 Nov 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Mexican unit has announced plans to build an eighth brewery in the country. 

Jose Cuervo battles against third-party agave pressures - CFO 31 Oct 2017

The rising cost of agave is set to continue in the short-to-medium term, Jose Cuervo has warned, as the company looks to distance itself from third-party providers.

Jose Cuervo owner Becle posts H1 2017 volumes drop after price increase - results 26 Jul 2017

Becle, the owner of Jose Cuervo Tequila has said it remains confident for the full year despite a first-half volumes drop that hit the top and bottom lines.

Increased US presence sees Arca Continental sales soar in H1 - results 21 Jul 2017

Arca Continental has seen its recent US footprint boost give a lift to sales in both the second quarter of 2017 and the year-to-date.

Diageo lines up expansion of Tequila operations 31 May 2017

Diageo's Mexican unit has announced expansion plans for its Tequila business, as well as a new logistics facility in the country.

Coca-Cola FEMSA steps away from US bottling deal 17 May 2017

Coca-Cola FEMSA has decided not to pursue the acquisition of certain bottler territories in the US market. 

Jose Cuervo owner Becle posts Q1 2017 profits drop after IPO - results 28 Apr 2017

Becle, the holding company of Jose Cuervo, has reported a fall in profits for the three months to the end of March, in its first full quarter as a publicly-listed firm.

Arca Continental ups investment as US unit kicks off operations 28 Apr 2017

Arca Continental has lined up a sizeable increase in its annual investment plan as the bottler kicks off its US operations.

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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.