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Organic cereals by Kellogg’s have sales worth US$ 1 million in Mexico
Kashi, a brand of organic energy bars and cereals Kellogg's originally from the US, recorded its first million dollars in Mexico sales as of June 2017 one year after having entered the Country, despite its prices doubling those of traditional products. The average price of a Kashi cereal box is 79....
Agri-food exports outperform oil revenues
During the first six months of this year, revenues from agri-food exports outperformed those obtained from oil sales in Mexico, remarked the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Urban Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA). Agri-food exports peaked at US$15 billion during the first six months o...
Agro-industrial park in Queretaro enters second phase expansion
Agropark agro-industrial Park expanded its presence in Colon, Queretaro, with a 178% increase of land availability and 122% increase in its production capacity. The association is adding 528 more surface hectares, a figure far larger than the 295 hectares from its initial phase, built in 2006. The ...
Aware of Trump policies, Mexico seeks to diversify agri-food trade
Mexico’s Agriculture Department (Sagarpa) announced an aggressive plan to diversify its agricultural trade amid uncertainty with largest commercial partner, the United States, under President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Jose Calzada Rovirosa revealed in a conference he’s leading a strin...
Beam Suntory to double production capacity of its Casa Sauza distillery in Jalisco
Beam Suntory, a Chicago-based producer of wines and spirits, plans to invest US$ 60 million in Mexico during the next three years to double production capacity as well to expand its distribution channels to triple its presence in the country. Although Beam Suntory is already the second largest glob...
CarbAmericas opens fresh produce processing plant in Irapuato
Fresh produce importer CarbAmericas inaugurated a new packaging facility in Irapuato, Guanajuato, in partnership with grower-shipper CarGoldMex, according to a press release. CarGoldMex will pack broccoli at the new facility and various other vegetables and fruits including asparagus, bell peppers ...
Cargill reasserts its commitment to invest in Mexico
The president of multinational Corporation Cargill, Marcelo Martins, assured that this U.S.-based firm is maintaining its plans to invest in Mexico. He said that even though there are some topics to discuss for the modernization of the NAFTA, the company's relation with Mexico continues as   plann...
Constellation Brands on final stage to boost capacity at Coahuila brewery
Constellation Brands, which imports the Corona brand and others from Grupo Modelo into the United States, is in the final phase to reach 27.5 million hectoliters of capacity at its Nava, Coahuila brewery. "From the operational point of view, our expansion projects in Mexico continue to advance on a...
Constellation Brands to double capacity in Sonora brewery with US$ 900 million investment
Less than a year after Constellation Brands announced an investment to increase the production of its brewery in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora to 3.5 million hectoliters, the company has announced that it is preparing another expansion with which the capacity of said plant will become more than double, wit...
DB Schenker opens facility to support Tequila Sauza exports
DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics supplier, opened a 60,000 square-feet logistics facility in Guadalajara, Mexico, to support distribution of Tequila Sauza, a Beam Suntory brand. At this dedicated facility, the producer of distilled beverages will be using DB Schenker’s full scop...
Dulce Vida expands its craft tequila brand
Dulce Vida Spirits have announced they are expanding the lineup of their craft tequila brand, the company revealed in a press release. Milestone Brands LLC recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequilas and have announced the introduction of 70-proof Dulce Vida lime tequila and Dulce Vida grapefruit tequila...
Food packaging supplier Sirane LTD opens facility in Guadalajara
UK-based food packaging solutions supplier Sirane LTD opened a new manufacturing facility and offices in Mexico which are now up and running, with manufacturing having begun in earnest within the last month. Absorbent fruit pad production has now begun at the site in Guadalajara after months of pla...
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...
Grupo Bimbo to set solar panels in 80% of its Mexican facilities
Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company, announced the start-up of a photovoltaic system, which will prevent the annual emission of more than 2,500 tons of CO2. Called "Bimbo Solar Self-Supply System", it will integrate 33 systems that will generate 3.7 MW altogether, in order to reduce ...
Grupo Bimbo to use 100% renewable energy in US operations by 2020
Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company, announced that it has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) to receive 100 megawatts of wind energy from Invenergy, North America’s largest independent renewable energy company. The deal is part of a Grupo Bimbo initiative to...
Grupo Fiesta Charra opens US$ 18 million production facility in Guanajuato
Grupo Fiesta Charra, producer of Tostadas Charras, earlier this month opened a new production plant located in the municipality of San Jose Iturbide, in Guanajuato, Mexico, with a US$ 18.1 million investment. The facility, which was built on a 6.4 acres site, will double the capacity from 1,300 to ...
Grupo Minsa sells US subsidiary in US$ 75 million deal
Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited, announced that it has purchased Minsa Corporation, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Mexican corn miller Grupo Minsa S.A.B. de C.V., valued at US$ 75 million. The acquisition includes corn flour mills in Red Oak, Iowa and Mulesh...
Grupo Pinsa invests US$ 30 million to process sardine in Sonora
Mexican firm Grupo Pinsa, owner of Dolores canned tuna brand, will invest US$ 30 million in a new canning and freezing plant at the port of Guaymas, Sonora, on its first bet to enter the sardine market. The plant will have a production of 750,000 boxes a year to eventually reach 3 million and a fre...
Grupomar plans to invest US$ 48 million, create 500 jobs
Grupo Marítimo Industrial (Grupomar) announced plans to invest around US$ 48 million on several projects including a new sardine canning plant, a cold storage facility, two boats, and expansions at a shipyard and a packaging site. Half of resources will be invested on a sardine canning plant in En...
Guanajuato opens state of the art cooling plant for berries
Authorities of the state of Guanajuato recently opened a cooling plant for berries, which will allow producers in the area to store and preserve fruits and vegetables in their natural state, local media announced. This plant will directly benefit 39 farmers, 6 agricultural industries and more tha...

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