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Arca Continental's FY 2016 - Focus 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 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.

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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 profits drop 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 ops begin 28 Apr 2017

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


Luxco lines up new Tequila distillery  13 Apr 2017

US drinks firm Luxco is nearing the completion of a Tequila distillery, located in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. 


FY volumes down but sales rise for Coca-Cola FEMSA 27 Feb 2017

Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a rise in sales for 2016, with volumes dropping back in the period.


Arca 2016 shines, confirms US territory deal 27 Feb 2017

Arca Continental has hailed "outstanding" full-year results as it confirmed plans to take over franchise territory for The Coca-Cola Co in the southern US.


Jose Cuervo plans IPO for next month - report 24 Jan 2017

Jose Cuervo's flotation could be held as early next month, a recent report has claimed.


Coca-Cola FEMSA seals purchase of Brazil's Vonpar 8 Dec 2016

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed its BRL3.58bn (US$1.1bn) acquisition of privately-owned Brazilian bottler Vonpar.


Coca-Cola FEMSA YTD sales jump on Mexico growth 26 Oct 2016

Coca-Cola FEMSA has posted a jump in nine-month sales as it upped prices and found volumes growth in its domestic Mexican market.

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.