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Grupo Bimbo is an international baked-goods company. Founded by Roberto Servitje, José T. Mata, Jaime Jorba, Jaime Sendra, Lorenzo Servitje and Alfonso Velasco in 1945, Grupo Bimbo is a public company, listed in Mexico and on the OTCMKTS financial market in the US as GRBMF. The head office for Grupo Bimbo is located in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

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...


Dean Best | 17 Nov 2014

The private-equity owners of Hostess Brands are, according to reports, mulling a sale, just a year after buying the US snacks business. There is speculation Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos are planning for to sell Hostess early next year. However, that looks unlikely.


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.

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

Katy Askew | 21 Jul 2017

Grupo Bimbo has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based foodservice supplier East Balt Bakeries for a US$650m.


Katy Askew | 17 Jul 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has revealed plans to close a Canada Bread bakery located in the western city of Calgary.


Simon Harvey | 11 Jul 2017

Bimbo Bakeries USA, part of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, plans to end production at two of its outlets in Kentucky and South Dakota in September.


Helen Arnold | 26 Jun 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baked goods manufacturer, has become the latest food multinational to set up an in-house investment arm. launched a start-up accelerator programme to help fledgling companies in the food industry establish themselves.


John Shepherd | 30 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo said a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, has ended after agreeing new pay and conditions terms with union leaders.


Helen Arnold | 25 May 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baked goods manufacturer, has muscled its way into the Indian market with the acquisition of a majority stake in Ready Roti India.


John Shepherd | 22 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has said talks with union leaders, aimed at resolving a dispute that led to a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, are set to resume tomorrow (23 May).


John Shepherd | 2 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo said its Canada Bread subsidiary has reached a deal to end a dispute that saw employees locked out of a distribution centre in Quebec.


John Shepherd | 1 May 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has entered the African market with the purchase of the Adghal group, a Morocco-based producer of baked goods.


Katy Askew | 27 Apr 2017

Grupo Bimbo has booked mixed first-quarter results, with higher sales but pressure on profitability. 


Dean Best | 9 Apr 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has appointed Diego Gaxiola as its new CFO after Guillermo Quiroz decided to retire.


John Shepherd | 3 Apr 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has locked out a number of workers at two sites in Canada following the breakdown of two sets of talks with unions over terms and conditions. 


John Shepherd | 28 Mar 2017

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has taken Entenmann's, one of its US bread brands, into the country's chocolate sector.


Katy Askew | 7 Mar 2017

The Canadian arm of Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread Co., has acquired Toronto-based Stonemill Bakehouse. 


Dean Best | 2 Mar 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based, world's largest, bakery group, has snapped up Colombian frozen bakery products supplier Panattiere.


Dean Best | 24 Feb 2017

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has reported a rise in annual profits, helped by an improvement in sales and lower raw material costs.


Katy Askew | 22 Feb 2017

Grupo Bimbo announced plans to close another facility at its subsidiary Canada Bread. 


John Shepherd | 8 Nov 2016

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has announced plans to close two of its plants in the US as part of a redistribution of its production across the country.


Dean Best | 8 Nov 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based bakery giant, has reported higher nine-month earnings, driven by rising sales across its business and improved profitability from its domestic operations and in North America.


John Shepherd | 31 Aug 2016

Grupo Bimbo has launched a range of gluten-free crackers, Sanissimo Salmas, into Canada's snacks sector.


Dean Best | 27 Jul 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has booked higher first-half earnings, as the company felt the benefit of exchange rates and lower raw material costs in North America and Europe.


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.

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.

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