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Cuervo 2017 - results data 28 Feb 2018

In late-February, Cuervo released its results for the 12 months of 2017. Sales in the year came in 6.4% up compared to 2016, on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks breaks down Cuervo's figures for the full-year by region and by category.


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.

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Edrington lines up in-house Mexico distribution company 12 Jul 2018

Macallan-owner Edrington is to set up its own distribution company in Mexico.


Soft drinks bottler follows Coca-Cola FEMSA in closing Mexico plant amid security fears 13 Jun 2018

A PespiCo bottler in Mexico has shut down a distribution plant two months after Coca-Cola FEMSA shuttered its factory in the area, amid concerns over employee intimidation.


Diageo lines up Pierde Almas mezcal acquisition 3 May 2018

Diageo has moved further into the mezcal category with the purchase of an "ultra-premium" brand.


Coca-Cola FEMSA shutters Ciudad Altamirano site amid security concerns 3 Apr 2018

Coca-Cola FEMSA has announced the indefinite closure of one of its Mexican plants as it looks to protect employees. 


Constellation Brands invests US$900m in Obregon Brewery capacity upgrade 21 Mar 2018

Constellation Brands is to increase capacity at the Obregon Brewery in Mexico with a near US$1bn investment.


Fifth Generation drops VinoTeca for BLN in push for Mexican gains 2 Mar 2018

Fifth Generation has switched distributors for Tito’s Handmade Vodka in the "very important" market of Mexico.


Second-half sales leap rescues Cuervo in FY 2017 - results 28 Feb 2018

A strong end to the year has helped Cuervo deliver a mid-single-digit lift in its top-line in 2017.


Heineken opens seventh Mexico brewery 28 Feb 2018

Heineken has opened a seventh brewery in Mexico, this time in Meoqui, Chihuahua.


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. 

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.