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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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Arca Continental joins US Coca-Cola bottling ops 26 May 2016

Latin American Coca-Cola bottler Arca Continental is to set up a joint venture with US-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co United as the Coca-Cola Co continues its refranchising operations. 

'One Brand' boosts zero calorie drinks - Coca-Cola 21 Apr 2016

The chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Co has said the company's new 'One Brand' marketing strategy has helped drive sales of the company's zero calorie Coca-Cola variants in Mexico.

Arca Continental readies US$400m investment 18 Apr 2016

Arca Continental has lined up a healthy investment spend as it looks to break MXN100bn in annual sales.

Jose Cuervo silent on IPO report 16 Mar 2016

Jose Cuervo has declined to comment on reports it is considering an IPO in Mexico.

Coca-Cola FEMSA toasts Mexico in Q4 recovery 25 Feb 2016

Mexico's recovering consumer landscape helped drive a sales, volumes and profits increase for Coca-Cola FEMSA's fourth quarter, though net profits were down for the full year.

Arca Continental toasts profits, sales leap 19 Feb 2016

Arca Continental has hailed a strong 2015 as the integration of Corporacion Lindley boosted sales and profits. 

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.

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.