El Paso-based confectionery Mount Franklin Foods builds new plant nearby Juarez
Mount Franklin Foods, an El Paso-based manufacturer of branded, contract and private label confectionery, nuts, snacks and foodservice products, unveiled plans to build a new production plant in Mexico. In order to ensure continued success in meeting and exceeding production demand for the company'...
Nuts as a key trend in 2019
Nuts continue being primordial for the tendency of vegetables-based food. Data published last year by Asociación de Alimentos de Base Vegetal show sales of products formulated to replace animal origin products that reached US$ 3.3 billion in 2017 based on data from Nielsen Co. With almost half sa...
Employees from Coca-Cola bottling company went on strike
Employees from Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, declared themselves on work stoppage in Matamoros on Thursday to demand a 20% increase on in their salary and an annual bonus of US$1,675 pesos.   The bottler’s employees joined workers from 48 maquiladora p...
Chocolate industry seeks to be reactivated in Mexico
Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Chocolates, Dulces y Similares, A.C. (ASCHOCO) and its associates continue working to raise awareness about the importance of reactivating the cultivation of cocoa in the Mexican countryside. The production of this ancestral seed in Mexico is concentrated mai...
Sader works on rice production recovering
Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (Sader) and rice producers agreed to initiate a work plan which aims to recover and boost grain production as well as gradually reduce imports. Among the first actions to follow is the development of meetings between Sader and the minister of Economy (S...

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