Processed Food News

Coca-Cola acquires Topo Chico brand for US$ 220 million
Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V., the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, announced that it finalized the transfer of rights to Topo Chico brand mineral water in the U.S. to The Coca-Cola Company for US$ 220 million in order to expand and strengthen the national presence of these prod...
Gruma, on schedule to open US$ 55 million plant in Puebla this year
Gruma, S.A.B. de C.V., a Nuevo Leon-based corn flour and tortillas manufacturing company, announced it’s on schedule to open a third production site for its Mission brand at the municipality of Huejotzingo, Puebla, before this year is ended. The facility will have a capacity to produce 50,000 ton...
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...