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The food market in 2017 - the food policy hotspots in Latin America, Asia and Australia 25 Jan 2017

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over the likely developments in Latin America, Asia and Australia this year.


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.


Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects 26 May 2015

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.


BRICs and beyond: How Mexico's obesity fight has turned to advertising 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.


Comment: Food majors eye Mexico as obesity debate looms large 27 Jan 2014

The link between a nation's economic health and the health of its population - "health is wealth" - was a key message coming out of a round table event at the World Economic Forum this weekend.

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Nestle invests in production in Mexico 15 Nov 2017

Nestle has invested in its production network in Mexico with a move to improve efficiency at a dairy plant in the centre of the country.


Emmi becomes majority shareholder of Mexican cheese business Mexideli 25 Oct 2017

Swiss dairy company Emmi has increased its stake in Mexico-based cheese importer Mexideli 2000 Holding from 50% to a controlling 51%.


NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid US frustration 20 Oct 2017

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


Mexico's Sigma sees IPO cancelled by parent company Alfa 28 Sep 2017

Mexican conglomerate Alfa has confirmed that the planned initial public offering (IPO) of its processed food business Sigma Alimentos has been cancelled.


Grupo Alfa's Sigma plans US$1bn share offering after 2013 issue aborted 15 Sep 2017

Mexican food processor Sigma Alimentos is revisiting a plan for an initial public offering of shares, with plans to raise as much as MXN18.5bn (US$1bn) in September.


Grupo Bimbo to build new distribution site in Mexico 5 Sep 2017

Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo is setting up a new distribution site in Mexico City.


Mexico boosts sales but Bimbo H1 profits down 26 Jul 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo saw its sales climb more than 11% in the first half of 2017, helped by growth at home and recent M&A, but said restructuring costs weighed on its earnings.


Grupo Lala buoyed by growth in Mexico, US expansion 25 Jul 2017

Grupo Lala, the Mexican dairy company, reported higher second-quarter sales and earnings on the back of organic growth in Mexico and Central America and expansion in the US.


Tortilla maker Gruma posts higher Q2 profits 20 Jul 2017

Mexico's Gruma remained on track to achieve its long-term targets as the corn flour and tortillas maker posted an increase in second-quarter sales and profits.


Grupo Bimbo latest to launch start-up accelerator 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.

Latest blogs

Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability 5 Jan 2017

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.