Processed Food News

Refresco Group acquires Cott’s bottling operations, including a Puebla facility
Netherlands-based Refresco Group N.V., an independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices, announced that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of Cott's bottling activities for US$ 1.25 billion. The deal includes a facility in Puebla, Mexico. The operation will make of Refresco the wo...
NewStar Fresh Foods to add new equipment at Mexicali facility
NewStar Fresh Foods, a grower, harvester and processor of a variety of vegetables, announced plans to enhance operations at its facility in Mexicali, Baja California, to reduce food waste, simplify their supply chain and ensure consistent portion control. Though no specific amount of investment was...
Heineken’s new brewery on schedule to open by the end of year
A Heineken’s brewery under construction in Meoqui, Chihuahua, is currently 60% complete and on schedule to start operations by the end of year, company officials revealed today in a statement. It’s been a year already since 2,000 workers started building the US$ 390 million facility, the sevent...
Sigma Alimentos acquires remaining shares of Romanian firm Caroli Foods Group
Romania-based Caroli Foods Group, ranked at the top of the 10 biggest companies in the European meat industry, was taken over by Mexican multinational Sigma Alimentos, which acquired 51% of shares, after already owning the other 49%. The financial terms were not disclosed. The Romanian company was ...
Mondelez invests US$ 133 million over 3 years at Puebla facility
New Jersey-based confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate Mondelez announced it has invested US$ 133 million over the last three years at its production facility in Puebla. The company in recent days offered a tour around the premises dedicated to the production of candy snacks, chewing gum an...