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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...

Arca takes a larger bite out of the snacks market

Arca Continental's decision to acquire US-based Wise Foods and Ecuadorian snacks firm Inalecsa could come as a surprise, given that the Coca...

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Dean Best | 15 Sep 2014

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.

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Simon Harvey | 22 Aug 2018

Arca Continental has announced Francisco Garza Egloff will retire as chief executive of the Mexican food and beverage company in January after 16 years. | 23 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Simon Harvey | 30 Nov 2017

Mexican food and beverage company Arca Continental, the parent of Wise Snacks of the US, has agreed to acquire Deep River Snacks for an undisclosed amount.

Helen Arnold | 30 Jun 2017

Coca-Cola Co. and its Mexican soft drinks bottling partner Arca Continental have officially inaugurated a new dairy production plant in Ecuador under the Tonicorp business, which the two companies own and operate in partnership.

John Shepherd | 19 Jan 2017

Mexican food and beverage firm Arca Continental has unveiled plans to invest almost MXN300m (US$13.7m) in building its third snacks production plant in the country's Queretaro state.

Katy Askew | 22 Feb 2016

Arca Continental booked a jump in full year earnings after sales increased by almost one-quarter year-on-year. 

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Oct 2015

Arca Continental, the Mexico-based food and drinks group, has announced the opening of a snack R&D plant in the US.

Dean Best | 24 Apr 2015

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.

Dean Best | 23 Apr 2015

Mexican food and drinks group Arca Continental is eyeing growth at home and in export markets after investment at its domestic Bokados snacks plant.

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2015

Mexico-based food and beverage group Arca Continental has confirmed it will look to expand production at its snacks plant in Texas in a bid to build on growing sales in the US.

Dean Best | 18 Dec 2014

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.

Dean Best | 22 Sep 2014

After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.

Dean Best | 22 Sep 2014

US food groups General Mills and ConAgra Foods were under scrutiny this week with both reporting first-quarter results. WhiteWave Foods, the US natural and organic specialist, struck a deal to buy dairy-free brand So Delicious, while Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen Products made its second acquisition in Europe in a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, we spoke to the CEO of Wise Foods about his plans to grow the US snacks business.

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