Grupo Bimbo invests US$20.1m into new production lines in San Fernando plant

MEXICO – Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican multinational bakery product manufacturing company, has invested US$20.1 million in four new production lines in its San Fernando plant to allow expansion. According to the company, it will elaborate its handmade bakery products, adding to the production lines that already make white bread, integral, bran, and multi-cereal. In addition,…

PepsiCo Mexico cuts down on sugar and salt by 24% in snacks

MEXICO - PepsiCo Mexico has cut down on sugar and salt across its snacks portfolio by 24% as part of a long-term reformulation strategy designed to reduce added sugars and sodium across products. According to FoodingredientsFirst, Mexico was a pioneer in implementing a sugar tax on sugary soft drinks in a bid to cut alarming…

Grupo Lala appoints former AB InBev executive Mauricio Leyva Arboleda as new CEO

MEXICO - Mexico’s dairy company Grupo Lala has named former AB InBev executive Mauricio Leyva Arboleda as its new CEO, replacing current chief executive Scot Rank as of 1 September 2018. According to FoodBev, Mauricio Leyva worked for more than 13 years at AB InBev, was president of its middle Americas zone and has been…

tna opens new office and training centre in Mexico to expand business growth

MEXICO – tna, a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions, has announced the opening of a new office and training facility in Mexico. According to the company, the new facility will provide local food manufacturers with a range of new services and enhanced technical support. Located in Santiago de Querétaro, the…

Bunge opens new wheat milling facility in Mexico

MEXICO - Bunge North America has opened a new wheat milling facility in Del Mayab, Mexico, expanding its reach to customers in Southeast Mexico who account for about 10% of Mexico’s population, reported World Grain. Bunge said the facility’s proximity to the nearby port, Puerto Progresso enhance efficient wheat delivery from the port for processing…

Arca Continental to build US$250m Coca-Cola bottling facility

MEXICO – Arca Continental, a Mexican beverage manufacturing and distribution company, has made plans to invest US$250 million to build a new distribution and production facility in Houston through its subsidiary Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB). According to FoodBev, the company said that the 1 million-square-foot facility will be the first dedicated Coca-Cola production facility built…

Heineken opens the seventh brewery in Mexico

MEXICO - Heineken N.V. has opened a new brewery in Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico for US$500 million, the largest greenfield investment in the company’s history. The brewery, the company's seventh in Mexico, has a production capacity of 6 million hectolitres per year and will produce leading brands such as Tecate, Dos Equis and Heineken for the…

Mexican brand Corona overtakes Brazil’s Skol after impressive value growth

MEXICO - Corona, the most valuable brand in Latin America, has overtaken Brazil's Skol, which has held the title for the past two years, according to the sixth-annual BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Latin American Brands. Corona took the top spot in the ranking after seeing an 8% brand value growth to US$8.3 billion, edging…

Tate & Lyle expands food application lab to meet growing demand in Mexico

MEXICO - Tate & Lyle has expanded its food application laboratory and customer-facing facilities in Mexico as the market in Latin America has seen growing demand for healthier food options. The facility has been equipped with additional food application labs, ultra-high processing (UHT) equipment for sterilisation, physico-chemical analysis technology and access to Tate & Lyle…

Heineken opens its ‘greenest’ brewery in Mexico

MEXICO – Leading brewing company Heineken has opened a new brewery in Mexico that it says will be the most water efficient in the World, with unique circular economy principles that drive its sustainability agenda. Made using the latest technology, the brewery is constructed following circular economy principles, focusing on renewable energy and efficient water…