The new factory. Pic: Nestle

Nestlé opens $340m coffee factory in Mexico

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé has opened a new Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz: creating 1,200 new jobs and making Mexico the company’s main coffee producer globally.

USMCA trade deal progress made

USMCA trade deal progress made

By Aidan Fortune

The deal between the United States of America, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) has made further progress following agreement by the three nations.

New pork campaign pushes for trade agreement

New pork campaign pushes for trade agreement

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance and benefits of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

The trade deal won't take immediate effect and must be ratified by each country's government. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bet_Noire

Dairy industry reacts to North American leaders signing USMCA deal

By Beth Newhart

After months of back-and-forth and a tumultuous summer of trade disputes between the US, Canada and Mexico, the three North American nations have officially signed the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), dismantling the previous North American Free Trade...

Grupo Turin could give Mars a foothold in the international premium chocolate space, but it may need to act faster than usual, says Euromonitor's Jack Skelly

Industry Voices - Euromonitor analyst Jack Skelly

The race to the top: Is chocolate's premiumization wearing thin?

By Jack Skelly, Euromonitor analyst

Mars’ Grupo Turin buy gives it a premium chocolate brand to expand internationally, but consumers are increasingly building loyalty to its competitors as the segment grows saturated, writes Euromontior analyst Jack Skelly.

Evertis De Mexico’s Aprigio Pinto said investment is “crucial” for “continuous growth”

Packaging system stops defects

By Oscar Rousseau

Nordson Corporation has claimed its co-extrusion die system can alleviate packaging instability, resulting in increased layer uniformity and less risk of product defects.

“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.

Picture: Food Tech Expo and Summit

Trendspotting at the Food Tech Expo and Summit in Mexico City

By Steve Osborn, Principal Consultant, Food and Beverage, The Aurora Ceres Partnership, Banamex Mexico City, Mexico

What are the hottest trends in food and beverage in Latin America? Steve Osborn, principal consultant, food and beverage, at The Aurora Ceres Partnership, headed to the Food Tech Expo and Summit in Mexico City to find out...

A University of Arkansas study revealed that consumers prefer meat products labelled from the US

Consumers prefer US-labelled meat products

By Aidan Fortune

Despite an attempt to repeal country-of-origin labelling (COOL) in the USA, a study has found that consumers prefer meat products labelled from the US. 

Beef exports were down 2.6% in February on the previous year

Strong US dollar pushes exports down

By Georgi Gyton

US beef, pork and poultry all saw exports decline during the first two months of 2015, as the strong dollar makes them a less tempting offer for importers.

Thirty percent of the samples tested positive for PEDv

Findings released on PEDv in Mexico

By Georgi Gyton

There have been a total of 83 outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in Mexico since July 2013, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE).

Mexico to invest in poultry industry modernisation

Mexico to invest in poultry infrastructure

By Carina Perkins

Mexico’s poultry sector will invest more than MXN3m (US$232,913) next year in a bid to modernise the country’s production and processing infrastructure.

Mars 2014 launches

Mars Chocolate North America launches nine products for 2014

By Oliver Nieburg

Mars Chocolate North America has announced nine product launches planned for 2014, which it will exhibit at the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta between 12-15 October.

Confectionery production moves to Asia Pacific and Latin America between 2009-13

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

By Oliver Nieburg

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where capacity is moving.

Mexico close to eradicating Newcastle Disease

Mexico close to eradicating Newcastle Disease

By Carina Perkins

Mexico’s food safety officials have announced that the country should soon be declared free of the highly virulent strain of Newcastle Disease, which affects poultry.


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