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.
An interview with the CEO of Pão de AçucarEneasPestana
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
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.
Peru's Pisco Boom
Peru pisco exports have grown an impressive 215 percent over the past six years.
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.
Coffee Chains Change Market
The growing presence of international and national coffee shop chains, is starting to change Latin America's coffee consumption.
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.
Latin Soft Drink Boom
Functional drinks is outpacing cola drinks in Latin America in terms of volume growth.
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.
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.
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.