Beer Battle Begins in Mexico as Heineken Buys Brewer

January 12, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The attractive and highly profitable beer market in Mexico draws a new customer south of the border as Dutch brewer Heineken announced it was acquiring the beer unit of Mexico’s number-two brewer, FEMSA.

Between Heineken and Belgian brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, the two companies now own almost all of Mexico’s brewing industry. The purchase leaves the world’s second-largest brewer, SABMiller, on the outside looking in at the lucrative Latin market. The purchase puts such brands as Dos Equis, Tecate and Sol into Heineken’s portfolio.

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