Mexico

Mexico is the world's largest exporter of beer, but craft brewers have yet to catch up. Pic: Cerveza Mexico

Mexican craft beer looks to mimic big-brand success with exports

By Beth Newhart

At the recent Cerveza México 2019 event, it was revealed that the country’s craft beer market is nearly up to 1,400 independent breweries with a 29 million litre output. The industry relies heavily on exports to the US and Europe to keep up with annual...

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Meth found in 7up bottles in Mexican city

By Joseph James Whitworth

Some bottles of 7up in Mexicali, Mexico were contaminated with methamphetamine and have been linked to one death and seven illnesses, according to officials.

R&J Estancia Distillery has teamed up with Proof Drinks to bring Estancia Raicilla into the European and Australian markets.

Agave spirit Raicilla coming to UK

By Jim Cornall

UK wholesaler and retailer Amathus Drinks has teamed up with distributor Proof Drinks for the launch of Mexican company Estancia Distillery’s agave spirit Raicilla. 

Constantia Flexibles makes lids for yogurt.

Gondi to buy Constantia Flexibles folding carton business

‘Mexico experiencing growth in high value-added packaging market’

By Jenny Eagle

Constantia Flexibles Group, which makes flexible packaging and labels for the food, beverage, dairy and confectionery market, is selling its non-core folding carton business in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Grupo Gondi for an undisclosed amount.

“We think there could be bigger impacts from getting a handle on promotions and (...) the deep, consistent advertising our children are exposed to on unhealthy foods,” Tedstone said.

Public Health England tells UK government: Sugar taxes do work

By Niamh Michail

All the evidence shows that sugar taxes decrease purchases and curb obesity– but restricting price promotions and junkfood advertising could have an even bigger impact, concludes Public Health England's report to the UK government.

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