Seven municipalities of Aguascalientes have been green-lighted to produce mezcal
The governor of Aguascalientes, Martin Orozco Sandoval, announced that the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI) included the state in the General Declaration of the Mezcal Origin Protection. As a consequence of the inclusion of the state of Aguascalientes, the economy of the municip...
Taxes on junk food increase in the first half of 2018
Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP) reported that the recollection of the Special Tax on Production and Services (IEPS) on food with high caloric density (junk food), increased more than 30% during the first six months of 2018. From January to June 2018, US$672.73 million were collec...
Beer production will grow in Mexico
It is expected that by the end of 2018, domestic beer production will be higher than the 110 million hectoliters reported in 2017. "We certainly expect to exceed last year's production. Mexico has become a brewing power, we’ve been  the first beer exporters for many years and we are also the fou...
Mondelēz plans to bring Oreo Chocolate to Mexico
The snack company Mondelēz will bring Oreo Chocolate to Mexico in October, which will open up doors in the national chocolate market. "Oreo Chocolate will consist of four products that will be available to the consumer as of October," Mondelēz informed. Likewise, the launch will be supported by a...
Mexico’s sweets industry is worth US$87.9 billion as of 2018
The sweets and confectionery industry has a value in Jalisco that amounts to US$87.9 billion, said Jesus Luevano Ibarra, president of the Seccion de Confiteria de la Camara de la Industria Alimenticia de Jalisco (CIAJ). Luevano Ibarra explained that Jalisco is the most important entity in the produ...

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