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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

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.


Dr Oetker acquires Mexico's Grupo Rexal 2 Jun 2017

German food group Dr Oetker is expanding its presence in the Mexican market, through the acquisition of baking company Grupo Rexal.


Industrias Bachoco benefits from poultry demand in Q1 28 Apr 2017

Mexico-based poultry processor Industrias Bachoco has booked improved sales and profits for the first quarter of the year.


Grupo Bimbo sees mixed Q1 27 Apr 2017

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


Gruma sees sales lifted by volumes, forex 27 Apr 2017

Increased sales volumes and the depreciation of the Mexican peso lifted Gruma's first quarter revenues, which rose 12% year-on-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.