Latest Insights

Can the food industry eliminate trans fats by 2023? 5 Jul 2018

The WHO wants industrially-produced trans fats removed from food by 2023. Major manufacturers have set the pace but the challenge is how to bring all food companies in all countries up to speed.


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.

Latest News

Mexican hot sauce business Cholula bought by US PE firm L Catterton 12 Dec 2018

Cholula, the Mexican hot sauce brand, has been acquired by a US private-equity business for an undisclosed amount.


Canada's Organto Foods sets up Mexico division 4 Dec 2018

Canada-based organic fresh produce supplier Organto Foods has set up a new division in Mexico to boost its supply network.


Saputo signs deal for F&A Dairy Products 26 Oct 2018

Canadian dairy business Saputo has signed an agreement to make another acquisition, snapping up a business supplying the US and Mexico.


Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative 17 Oct 2018

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Grupo Bimbo commits to 100% renewable energy target 25 Sep 2018

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, reputedly the world's largest bakery business, has committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its electricity by 2025.


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.  


Grupo Lala brings in former Anheuser-Busch InBev man Mauricio Leyva as CEO 2 Aug 2018

Mexican dairy business Grupo Lala has appointed former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Mauricio Leyva as its new CEO.


Pladis plans Mexico push 5 Jul 2018

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking at plans to significantly build its business in Mexico.


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.

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.