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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.


'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.

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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.


Constellation ramps up Mexico beer investment 17 Jun 2015

Constellation Brands has upped its reported investment in Mexico to US$2bn as the company continues to strengthen its beer business.


Patron Spirits appoints Mexico advisor 11 Jun 2015

Patron Spirits has appointed the former head of Mexico's Tequila trade body to advise on public affairs and legal issues.


Coca-Cola FEMSA's Q1 sales, profits fall 29 Apr 2015

Coca-Cola Femsa has taken a hit in Q1 sales and profits as the company switches its Venezuelan unit to a new government-regulated currency exchange rate.


Arca posts strong Q1 as soda tax fears fade 28 Apr 2015

Arca Continental has reported a jump in first-quarter sales and profits as it laps the introduction of Mexico's soda tax.


Ball Corp lines up new can plant in Mexico 21 Apr 2015

Ball Corp has announced plans to build a new two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico.


Pernod Ricard seals Caribe Cooler sale 1 Apr 2015

Pernod Ricard has completed the sale of ready-to-drink brand Caribe Cooler to Mexican conglomerate Grupo Bepensa for an undisclosed sum.


Heineken to spend US$470m on new Mexico site 11 Mar 2015

Heineken has confirmed plans to invest MXN7.35bn (US$470m) in building its seventh brewery in Mexico as its eyes further growth.

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.