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Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

Imminent Hostess Brands sale would be surprise

The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are, according to reports, mulling a sale, just a year after buying the US snacks business. Ther...

Paula Krizanovic | 4 Aug 2014

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last year, legislation was passed for a tax on high-calorie foods. Now, food manufacturers operating in Mexico have had restrictions placed on their advertising. Paula Krizanovic reports.

Dean Best | 24 Jul 2014

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo, after seeing underlying sales volumes in the US come under pressure during the first six months of the year, has predicted improvement in the second half.

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2014

Grupo Bimbo's acquisition of Canada Bread builds on a number of recent deals aimed at strengthening the Mexican baker's hand in North America, consolidates the group's position as the world's largest baked goods provider and increases its exposure to higher margin premium branded sales. Katy Askew reports.

Michelle Russell | 17 May 2013

US baker Flowers Foods has said it is "confident" its snack cake business will continue to thrive even as the new-look Hostess Brands returns to the market, with products including Twinkies.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 31 Jan 2013

Since selling its consumer units over the last few years, business-to-business chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has been treading a new path focused on its "core" business with industrial and artisanal customers. Michelle Russell caught up with Barry Callebaut marketing director for Western Europe, Sofie De Lathouwer at this year's ISM confectionery show in Cologne to find out more about its strategy for growth.

Dean Best | 15 Mar 2012

As the world's largest business-to-business cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, Barry Callebaut is at the forefront of innovation in the sector. In this month's just-food interview, R&D chief Hans Vriens spoke to Dean Best on the future of the chocolate market.

Latest News

John Shepherd | 26 May 2016

Canada Bread, a subsidiary of Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo, is to close its bakery in North Bay, in Canada's Ontario province.

Hannah Abdulla | 17 May 2016

Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Apr 2016

Profits have risen at Grupo Bimbo for the first quarter of the year on the back of lower restructuring expenses and higher sales.

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Apr 2016

Grupo Bimbo has launched mini snack bars for children under its Entenmann's brand in the US.

Katy Askew | 26 Apr 2016

Spanish food maker Adam Foods has reached an agreement to acquire certain Panrico assets in Spain, Portugal and Andorra from Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo. 

Katy Askew | 20 Apr 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baker, has entered into an agreement to acquire General Mills' frozen bakery and foodservice business in Argentina. 

Katy Askew | 8 Apr 2016

Bimbo Bakeries USA, the US business of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, has announced plans to install a solar energy project at its bakery in Escondido, California, this summer. 

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2016

Grupo Bimbo's US arm has launched a bread range under its Sara Lee brand centred on the exclusion of artificial flavours, colours and high-fructose corn syrup.

Dean Best | 26 Feb 2016

Grupo Bimbo saw sales and earnings rise in 2015, with the Mexico-based bakery giant reporting higher organic sales at home and in Latin America more broadly.

Hannah Abdulla | 22 Jan 2016

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo has announced the launch of a sourdough-based bread range which uses "natural ingredients".

Katy Askew | 8 Jan 2016

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has accused Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of reducing the weight of certain products without cutting packaging size or alerting consumers to the change. 

Katy Askew | 10 Nov 2015

Grupo Bimbo is launching a Minions-themed cake range in Iberia. 

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Oct 2015

Mexican bakery group Grupo Bimbo has reported a jump in profits for the first nine months of the year.

Katy Askew | 18 Sep 2015

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has revealed that its Bony branded cake will return to the Spanish market after a social media campaign - #VuelveBony – was launched this summer.

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Sep 2015

This week, the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference took place in Boston with presentations from Mondelez International and Tyson Foods. Nomad Foods also presented and indicated plans to focus on cost-cutting with funds re-invested in the business for growth. Elsewhere, Flowers Foods announced its second acquisition in under a month in organic bread and McCormick & Co. pledged to increase the number of organic and Non-GMO products it sells in the US over the next year. Here is the week in quotes. 

Dean Best | 11 Sep 2015

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has outlined fresh plans to source palm oil "responsibly".

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Sep 2015

Grupo Bimbo is adding a pretzel range to its New York Bakery Co. portfolio in the UK.

Hannah Abdulla | 24 Jul 2015

Unilever was among the companies issuing second-quarter results this week - and, after a period of higher food revenues, said it is making targeted efforts to grow the business. Elsewhere Hain Celestial acquired Europe plant-based food and beverage maker Mona Group. just-food also interviewed Seabrook Crisps CEO Jonathan Bye about the management buy-out at the UK crisp firm and to US start-up Flapjacked's co-founder David Bacon about its ambitions.

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Jul 2015

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo is banking on last month's acquisition of a clutch of assets from Spanish bakery group Panrico to propel its growth in Europe over the next three years.

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Jul 2015

Grupo Bimbo has acquired Canadian bakery group Italian Home Bakery, the Mexican giant's latest purchase in the market.

Hannah Abdulla | 22 Jul 2015

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has reported an increase in half-year sales and earnings.

Katy Askew | 26 Jun 2015

This week has been bumper for food sector M&A. Ferrero announced that it is gobbling up UK chocolate maker Thorntons. JBS is taking control of Moy Park from heavily indebted Brazilian meat group Marfrig. Grupo Bimbo also announced it has purchased parts of Spanish baker Panrico. Meanwhile, in the world of retail, Delhaize and Ahold revealed plans to combine. Here is just-food's top news and insight coverage from this week.

Latest blogs

Hannah Abdulla | 2 May 2014

Ahead of its sale to Mexican bakery firm Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread has reported a rise in profits for its first quarter of 2014, although sales came under pressire.

Dean Best | 11 Sep 2013

Premier Foods' shares were buoyed last week by talk Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo could be interested in the UK firm's Hovis unit. But not everyone in the City thinks a move from Mexico could be in the offing.

Company research

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BIMBOA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BIMBOA) - Financial and Strateg

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Gum in Mexico

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