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Kraft Heinz invests in cashier-less technology start-up Zippin

12 Dec 2019

Food major Kraft Heinz has invested in a US-based start-up in the emerging cashier-less technology sector.  

Arca Continental says Arturo Gutierrez to succeed Francisco Garza Egloff as CEO

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.  

Earnings summary - Arca Continental's sales surge; Grupo Nutresa ahead on strong overseas sales; Profits sag at bread giant Bimbo; BRF books FY loss, back in red in Q4

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.

Arca Continental buys Deep River Snacks via Wise unit in US

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.

Coca-Cola, Arca inaugurate Ecuador dairy plant

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.

Arca Continental to open third Mexico snacks plant

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.

Arca Continental FY sales, earnings jump 

22 Feb 2016

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

Arca Continental opens snacks R&D facility in Atlanta

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.

How soda is drawing fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

24 Aug 2015

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 at the effect the parallel tax on calorie-dense foods has had on consumers and on food companies.

Food industry results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma

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.

Arca Continental adds to Bokados snacks plant

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.

Arca Continental to add production at Texas snacks plant

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.

2014 in review: the year's most-read interviews on just-food

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

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.

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO of US snacks group Wise Foods

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.

In the spotlight - Arca takes bigger bite of snacks market with double-deal

4 Jan 2013

Arca Continental's decision to acquire US-based Wise Foods and Ecuadorian snacks firm Inalecsa could come as a surprise, given that the Coca-Cola bottler's interests are primarily in the beverage sector. However, Michelle Russell suggests, the Mexican firm is likely to use the acquisitions to take its Mexican brands into new markets while also leveraging the capabilities of Wise and Inalecsa to boost its Mexican snacks presence.

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