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Industry Report Card: Satisfactory Performance Continues For Latin American Food And Beverage Companies Oct 06
Standard & Poors, October 2006
The performance of Latin American food & beverage companies remains satisfactory, propelled by modest or strong economic growth rates (varying by country), growing export capabilities, and good consumption fundamentals globally. In Argentina, while the sustained recovery of the economy has supported a gradual recuperation of credit quality, price controls and export restrictions continue to negatively affect the market environment for certain food companies. In Brazil, many issuers have benefited from a positive credit environment since the beginning of the year, and managed to issue bonds both in the local and international capital markets, significantly reducing their exposure to short-term debt maturities. The Chilean market continues to present positive growth prospects and relative stability, which has supported the generally good performance...
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- Empresas Iansa S.A.
- Embotelladora Andina S.A.
- Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V.
- Panamerican Beverages, Inc.
- Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (CCU)
- Sadia S.A.
- Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V.
- GRUMA S.A.B. de C.V.
- Mastellone Hermanos S.A.
- AmBev - Companhia de Bebidas das Americas
- Panamco Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
- Sigma Alimentos S.A. de C.V.
- FEMSA Cerveza, S.A. de C.V.
- Grupo Gepp S.A.P.I. de C. V.
- ARCA Continental S.A.B. de C.V.
- SanCor Cooperativas Unidas Ltda
- Impulsora Azucarera del Noreste, S.A. de C.V. (ZUCARMEX)
- Grupo Viz S.A. de C.V.
- Fomento Economico Mexicano S. A. B. de C. V.
- Bracol Holding Ltda.
- JBS S.A.
- Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio