Grupo Bimbo forms joint venture with Food Town in Kazakhstan

MEXICO – Grupo Bimbo, through its subsidiary Bimbo QSR has formed a joint venture with Food Town, the exclusive buns supplier and franchisee of McDonald’s in Kazakhstan. Grupo Bimbo said that the joint venture, in […]

Azelis acquires Megafarma to expand operations into Latin America

MEXICO – Global food ingredients supplier, Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire Megafarma, a Mexican specialty distributor for food, pharma as well as veterinary industries. According to Azelis the integration of Megafarma will provide […]

Mauricio Leyva steps down as CEO of Mexican dairy giant Grupo Lala

MEXICO – Grupo Lala, Mexico’s leading dairy company has announced that Mauricio Leyva will be stepping down as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2019. Grupo Lala has appointed former CEO and current […]

Nestlé invests in Latin American venture capital firm Angel Ventures

MEXICO – Nestlé is investing in Angel Ventures, a Latin American venture capital firm that seeks to raise US$100 million by the end of second quarter 2020, to support startups across Mexico, Colombia, Peru and […]

Heineken opens US$440m production facility in Mexico

MEXICO – World’s second largest brewer, Heineken has opened its largest production facility in Meoqui, Nothern Mexico as the Dutch brewer seeks to further increase its footprint in the dynamic and promising market. The US$440 […]

Kenya halts maize imports plans from Mexico, turns to regional market

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya has halted importation of 11.1 million bags of maize from Mexico and will instead be importing the commodity from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) […]

Corona beer unveils interlocking cans to reduce plastic packaging

MEXICO – Beer group, Grupo Modelo has unveiled interlocking cans for its Corona brand to replace six-pack rings in an innovative approach to tackle the problem and impact of plastic waste on the environment. The […]

FDA investigates Salmonella outbreak linked to Papayas from Mexico

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration other partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Uganda and have potentially linked the outbreak to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. FDA, which […]

Arca Continental launches new hydrating coconut water beverage

MEXICO – Arca Continental has launched a new hydrating beverage containing coconut water and electrolytes designed to offer a more dehydrating category in the market. Called Isolite, the new beverage was produced in Mexico using […]

Ghana partners with Mexican government in technology to combat aflatoxin

GHANA – The Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) is partnering with the Mexican Government to introduce the Nixtamalisation technology in Ghana that aims at combating aflatoxin contamination in maize. The technology, which has been successfully utilised […]