Processed Food News

Fresh Del Monte to build Mexico’s largest avocado packing plant
Fresh Del Monte expects to augment its growing avocado business with a new packing facility in Mexico. In a webcast to coincide with the company’s quarterly results, CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh commented on the development when he was asked about investment plans. Abu-Ghazaleh didn’t provide man...
Mexico's agri-food trade reaches US$ 1.4 billion surplus
Food exports, which include agricultural and agro-industrial products, amounted to US$ 12. billion dollars in the first five months of the year, i.e. 5.1% more than in the same period last year. Meanwhile, agricultural imports decreased by 8.2% and totaled US$ 10.5 billion dollars, showing Mexico...
Industry News Agrofood Altex expands hydroponic fields
Mexican agrofood Altex expanded its crop fields in order to maximize hydroponic lettuce production aimed for US markets, according to company officials. "We're already in Texas through a supermarket chain store, we're doing pretty good", said Luis Miguel Lastra, marketing director. Founded 30 year...
Driving pecan nuts exports to China
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, (SAGARPA), coordinated the visit of a commercial mission of entrepreneurs from the Popular Republic of China, interested in buying pecan nuts in Mexico directly from Laguna Region producers. Raul Urteaga Trani, SAGARPA's ...
Arca looking to operate a Coca-Cola franchise in the U.S.
Arca Continental, the Mexican soft-drink bottling company, which is the second largest producer of Coca Cola in Latin America, has recently signed a letter of intention with The Coca-Coca Company and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, to operate a franchise of this brand of soft drinks in the U....