Best Corporates: Charting the course

Jun 28, 2013

Arca Continental plans further growth in Mexico and abroad through acquisitions in a consolidating sector

Created through the merger of Embotelladoras Arca and Grupo Continental in 2011, Arca Continental is Latin America’s second-largest Coca-Cola bottler and one of the largest in the world.

Its strategy is straightforward: to be the leader in the food and beverage markets in which it operates.

Last year, it bought snack food companies US-based Wise Foods and Industrias Alimenticias Ecuatorianas (Inalesca) in Ecuador. Its most recent acquisitions are expected to generate net sales of close to $400 million. The salty snack producers complement the soft drink business, and will expand Arca...

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