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Tech and traditional, global and national – how Coca-Cola finds the perfect combination in LatAm

Selman Careaga, VP Marketing for Coca Cola Mexico discusses the company’s marketing strategy in Latin America.

Changes in the Role of the CFO: the view from Mexico

LBC spoke with two CFOs at our CFO Forum in Mexico City to get their insight on this topic.

2014 Corporate Outlook

LBC provides the profit and revenue forecasts of 50 large Latin American companies.

Latin America’s Top 10 CFOs of 2013

The names on our list head some of the best-performing companies in Latin America.

Multilatina Index: Food & Beverage rule the roost

Meanwhile, industrial and oil companies continued to see declines.

Managing a complex region while maintaining quality

Starbucks CFO for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos Mario Estefan highlights the importance of relationships in doing business.

A sweet future

Mars, makers of M&Ms, Snickers and Milky Way, launches astrategy to raiseconsumption of its products in the region,while supporting cocoa producers.

Colombia: A rural dilemma

The Colombian government is in a bind. It will have to decide if it supports large agricultural enterprises, small family farms, or find a reasonable way to make them coexist.

Latin America’s Best 100 Companies 2013

The 100 companies on our list come from six countries, largely dominated by the Pacific economies.

Starbucks brings their coffee to Colombia

The chain plans to open 50 stores in five years.

Coca Cola the Most Chosen Brand in Latin America

The U.S. beverage company places highly in the nine surveyed countries of Latin America – with Peru an interesting exception.

Autos and energy lead 2Q13 MNC Index

Nokia continues to see steep declines in revenues.

Captain Enéas

An interview with the CEO of Pão de AçucarEneasPestana

Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

LBC publishes its annual list of the top business women – this year expanded to include 50 names.

2013 Revenue Forecast for the Top Companies in Latin America

While firms in industries related to massive consumption and commodities will generally have a favorable performance, those in activities, such as telecoms and oil production will probably underperform. Important downside risks to our projections prevail.

A record-breaking year for M&A deals

Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.

Nobis to invest in Peru's sugar industry

Isabel Noboa, head of Consorcio Nobis, highlights the group's domestic and international expansion plans. Nobis is one of Ecuador's most important business conglomerates.

LBC Multilatina Index for 3Q12

The index fell 2.1 percent from 3Q11. Nevertheless Bimbo increased its revenue by 40 percent, Cencosud by 30 percent and Femsa by 23 percent. The fastest growing companies relied on their domestic markets and not on international markets.

Behring Gets Bravo

Latin Trade Recognizes Burger King’s Alex Behring as Investor of the Year

Multilatinas: Marfrig Leads Growth

Marfrig and Vale lead growth among multilatinas, the Multilatina Index shows.

Brazil: Food Industry Boom

A growing consumer class in Brazil is spurring strong growth for multinational food companies.

Peru: Exotic Ingredients Re-Shape Food 

Traditional Peruvian products become mainstream in modern packaged food.

Cafe Britt Eyes Europe, IPO

How Costa Rica's Cafe Britt has become the country's most international company. Now it's eyeing Europe and an IPO.

Chocolates Eyes Asia and Africa

How Compania Nacional de Chocolates became Colombia’s most international company.

Arcos Dorados: Golden Success

How the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee is setting new records n Latin America.

Peru's Pisco Boom

Peru pisco exports have grown an impressive 215 percent over the past six years.

Kraft Gains in Latin America

How Kraft's purchase of Cadbury will boost its Latin American business.

Latin America Beer: What Are Next Targets?

Heineken's acquisition of FEMSA means the best chance to gain scale in Latin America has gone.

Latin America: McCafe Grows 

McDonald’s strategy to expand through McCafé pays off in Latin America.

Brazil's Bottled Water Boom

The huge untapped potential of Brazil has international water companies rushing to invest.

Wal-Mart's Next Conquest: Latin America

The current recession represents an opportunity for Wal-Mart in Latin America, experts say.

Exito Prepares for Slowdown

Solid fundamentals help Colombia’s largest retailer face the growing slowdown.

Juan Valdez Expands

If Juan Valdez has his way, more Americans and people worldwide will be drinking his coffee this year.

Latin America's Whiskey Boom  

Whiskey sales in Latin America have grown 60 percent the last five years and today drives world growth, along with Asia Pacific.

Latin American M&A's Set Record

The value of Latin America's mergers and acquisitions grew strongly last year thanks to a doubling in Brazil.

McDonald's: Latin Sales Record

McDonald's is bullish on Latin America thanks to strong growth so far and a 100 percent franchise model.

Packaged Foods Goes Healthy

Packaged food manufacturers that can hold the line on price increases in Latin America are best placed.

Alicorp Eyes Latin Expansion

Peru's fast-growing food manufacturer Alicorp eyes growth in Latin America.

Latin America: Solid Third Quarter

Latin America helps boost the bottom line for U.S. and European multinationals in the third quarter.

Burger King Expands in Latin America

Burger King outranks McDonald's in Mexico, Central America and other markets and expects to see even stronger future growth.

Companies: Strong LatAm Quarter

Latin America again outperforms global sales for multinationals, first quarter results show.

Coffee Chains Change Market

The growing presence of international and national coffee shop chains, is starting to change Latin America's coffee consumption.

Latin Beer Market: Strong Growth

Beer producers like InBev and SABMiller report strong growth in Latin America.

Latin Earnings: Solid Quarter

Local and multinational companies report another exceptional quarter in Latin America.

Made in Guatemala: Starbucks Coffee

Guatemala is the top coffee provider to Starbucks and the world's fifth-largest coffee exporter.

Latin Fast Food Growth

Latin America is the fastest- or second-fastest growth market for U.S. fast food companies like McDonald's and Burger King.

Slim Bottle, Fat Profits

How a small business in Argentina learned to compete with juice industry giants.

Coca-Cola: Latin Sales Grow

Latin America posts Coca-Cola's highest net revenue growth worldwide in the second quarter.

Latin Soft Drink Boom

Functional drinks is outpacing cola drinks in Latin America in terms of volume growth.

Latin Beverage Courts Younger Clients

Old stand-bys in alcoholic drinks are increasingly facing challenges from alternative products across Latin America.

Latin Revenues Up at Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola boosted its revenues and profits in Latin America in the third quarter, helping the overall bottom line of the company.

Oi’s Acquisition of Portugal Telecom: Top M&A of 2013

Petrobras also unloaded more than $4 billion in assets.

Argentina, Brazil lead declines in Latin Labor Index

Increased difficulty in hiring new employees was the main factor in the declines.

What’s in store for Paraguay in 2014?

An interview with Gustavo Leite, Paraguay’s Minister for Industry and Commerce

Olam International: a decade of maximizing Latin America’s potential

Trust, cultural understanding and investment in local communities are the strategic factorsfor Asian businesses to succeed in Latin America.

Peru’s agricultural boom

Agricultural exports have grown eightfold in the past decade.

MNC Index: Let’s Go USA!

Amid a landscape of declines, U.S.-based companies generally performed well.

Top 10 Companies to Watch

LBC takes a look at the top 10 companies in Latin America, which offer the best return on investment in the last five years.

What are Brazilians buying this year?

Find out what consumers in Latin America’s largest consumer market will be buying this year.

Latin America: instability at home and abroad

While the Ukraine crisis has made headlines around the world in the past weeks, instability in Venezuela and Argentina also has an impact on Latin America’s economies – starting with Brazil.

The Top 10 Growth Markets In Latin America

What are the hottest products selling in Latin America?

Colombia’s Juan Váldez begins push to U.S. market

In the same week that Starbucks opened in Colombia, Juan Váldez began operations in Miami.

Chedraui CFO Contreras: “The Mexican Retail Sector is Changing”

Contreras spoke to LBC about his industry’s challenges and opportunities at Latin Trade’s CFO event in Mexico City. He was awarded CFO of the Year.

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