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Grupo Lala has been setting its sights on more premium products, like Promised Land's high-protein and high-calcium milk.

Grupo Lala’s Q2 shows growth in US premium products

By Beth Newhart

Mexican dairy producer Grupo Lala's 2019 second quarter sales netted 14,467m pesos ($758m) in Mexico, a 3.9% increase from Q2 2018. The company cited “innovation and an improved mix” of its ‘value-added dairy’ offerings as reason for the jump.

Grupo Bimbo Net posted flat sales year-over-year, mainly due to a stronger Mexican peso, volume pressure in North America and weaker consumption in Mexico, offset by sales growth in EAA. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo posts soft sales

By Gill Hyslop

The world’s biggest bread maker reported higher prices and growing revenue headwinds in the US and Mexico contributed to flat net sales for its second quarter ended June 30.

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian confectionery and bakery decoration business Mavalério has been acquired by German food group Dr Oetker, a move they say will help drive sales in Brazil.

Paraguayan women sorting stevia leaves after the harvest. © GettyImages/Norberto Duarte,AFP

Paraguay cracks down on misleading stevia labels

By Niamh Michail

Six manufacturers that marketed blends of artificial sweeteners and stevia as 'stevia' only are misleading and must change their packaging, said Paraguayan regulatory authority, INAN.

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Clean label additive can replace sulfites in prawns

By Niamh Michail

Argentinian supplier DPAustral has developed an additive that prevents melanosis in prawns and other crustaceans, allowing manufacturers to tap into the global trend for sulfite-free products, it says.

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ConMéxico: Anemia continues to be 'serious public health problem'

By Kacey Culliney

Mexico has a number of programs in place targeting malnutrition, including mandatory flour fortification and premium milk distribution, but actions must be strengthened, says the Mexican Council of the Consumer Products Industry ConMéxico.

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