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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 Modelo opens US$756-million brewery to produce foreign brands
Grupo Modelo, a subsidiary of AB InBev, inaugurated in the municipality of Apán, Hidalgo its eighth brewing plant in the country to which the company allocated a US$756-million investment. According to the company, the plant is shaping up to be the second largest in the world by production volume,...
Grupo Modelo US$ 756-million brewery is practically completed and ready to go
Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, expects to increase its production capacity between 8 and 9% during 2019 with the opening of its eighth plant in Mexico, but also expects to increase its domestic sales at double-digit rates. In a recent interview with Notimex, the vi...
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...
Guanajuato seeks to increase mezcal exports
Global demand for spirits such as mezcal is only increasing, and because of this, the state of Guanajuato is looking to expand its production for this year. Nationwide, the goal is to exceed the 3.8 million liters registered in 2015, according to the Maguey-Mezcal and Sotol Product System, a lobby g...
Heineken starts up production of Miller beer in Mexican breweries
Heineken Mexico recently started production of Miller beer in the country due to an agreement it signed in the middle of last year with Molson Coors, El Financiero paper reported in its editorial column. This agreement allows the Dutch brewery to produce all Miller variants in the country, including...
Heineken’s global plans for Tecate: to reach up to 70 countries
Heineken N.V. announced plans to incorporate Mexican beer Tecate to its international portfolio, a measure that will expand the product’s presence from 17 up to more than 70 countries around the world. As part of this strategy Tecate just entered the Colombian market, said Dolf van den Brink, CEO...
Here’s the ad Avocados From Mexico will run during Super Bowl
Avocados From Mexico, the number-one selling avocado brand in the U.S., will run an ad during the game’s first commercial break of Super Bowl action this Sunday on FOX.  Back for its third consecutive ad, the brand will entertain football fans with a healthy message that plays off the cultural i...
Increasing Mexican produce imports creates thousands of jobs for Texas, study reveals
Increasing produce imports from Mexico to the U.S., could lead to an estimated 7,700 Texas jobs and an economic impact of $815.2 million to the Lone Star State. Economists with the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, conducted a study on the economic i...
Israel-based irrigation solutions supplier Rivulis opens manufacturing plant in Guanajuato
Rivulis, an Israel-based designer y manufacturer of micro irrigation solutions, announced today that it is expanding its global footprint with the establishment of a new, state-of-the-art plant in Guanajuato, central Mexico.  Located at the Advance Puerto Interior industrial park, in the municipal...
Jalisco’s avocado plantations grow at 21% rate for 16 years
Jalisco’s avocado plantations have extended from 1,000 hectares in the year 2000 to 22,000 hectares in 2016. Now the state is Mexico's second biggest producer of this product, only after Michoacan, and plans to continue growing based on irrigation technology. In an interview with El Economista, t...
Kellogg continues investment Mexico
In the face of the forthcoming elections in Mexico, Kellogg's cereal company ensures that it will maintain its investment in the country. "The Company is committed to Latin America and more particularly, to Mexico; this is an important market in which we compete and we have total commitment to the m...
La Costeña plans to expand two production facilities in 2018
Conservas La Costeña, Mexico’s leading canned food products company, plans to expand its production facilities in San Luis Potosi and the State of Mexico in order to increase its production capacity by 30% during 2018. "Those are big expansions, because the current production is already falling ...
La Moderna doubles its production capacity
Rodolfo Espinoza Barrientos, General Director, stated that the transfer of the Ramos Arizpe project "...started in 2015 with one line, we added another in 2016, and the third line in 2017, which has allowed us to increase capacity. We doubled it, as we have the capacity to produce today up to 3,000 ...
LaLa will focus on Brazil and Mexico
Grupo Lala, the biggest dairy producer in the country, will focus its resources on the growth of its strategic businesses in Brazil and Mexico, as part of the vision of its new CEO, Mauricio Leyva, who seeks to generate value for their owners in the medium term. Under the new administration, which ...
Marengo Foods opens cold facility in San Juan, Texas
Dallas-based Marengo Foods recently opened its new 52,000-square foot facility in San Juan, Texas. The company was previously using a facility in Hidalgo, Texas, but had been outgrowing that building for years, Marengo CEO Juan Manuel Ibarra said in an e-mail to ThePacker.com. The San Juan facilit...
Mars Inc. gears up to open its second pet food plant in Queretaro
Mars Incorporated gears up for its second pet food manufacturing plant in Queretaro, which is scheduled to start operation in mid-2018. For that end, the company plans to recruit its first 80 employees coming October 10. The new US$ 50 million facility is currently under construction in a green fie...

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