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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.

Latest News

Mexico confirms tariffs on US pork 6 Jun 2018

Mexico has slapped tariffs on pork from the US in response to President Trump's tariffs on steel from the country.


Mexico 'set to impose 20% tariff on US pork' 5 Jun 2018

In a tit-for-tat move following the US decision to impose trade tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminium entering the country, Mexico is set to impose a 20% tax on US pork imports, reports news agency Reuters.


Food products to fore as EU and Mexico tie up new trade deal 23 Apr 2018

The European Union and Mexico have reached a new agreement on trade which means the flow of goods between them will now be largely duty-free.


NAFTA deal may be reached next month 12 Apr 2018

An agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached by the first week of May, Mexico's Economy Minister has said, with that optimism corroborated by US President Donald Trump.


Grupo Bimbo's Eleva accelerator returns 2 Mar 2018

Mexico-based bakery behemoth Grupo Bimbo has opened the second edition of its accelerator programme.


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.


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.

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.