Coca-Cola, Bimbo, Alpura, Lala, Jumex, and Malboro are raising prices

The National Alliance of Small Businesses (Anpec), disclosed that soft drinks, bread, dairy products, cigarettes, and other products presented a price increase attributed to higher costs in the supply chain for different businesses
Convenience store in Mexico - Photo: Ernestina Hernández/EL UNIVERSAL
11/01/2018
13:35
Miguel Pallares
Mexico City
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Coca-Cola, Bimbo, Alpura, Lala, Jumex, and Marlboro raised the prices of their products between MXN$1 and MXN$3 at the beginning of this year as a result of the adjustments derived from inflation and the rising energy prices.

According to a survey conducted by EL UNIVERSAL, some of the products affected by the price increases are packaged bread, soft drinks, dairy products, juices, and cigars.

On an individual basis, white, integral, and multigrain Bimbo bread have had increases between MXN$1 and MXN$2, while hot dog buns and hamburger buns have had price increases as well.

Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican multinational bakery product manufacturing company, reported that the price increase "corresponds to an adjustment as a result of inflation."

Marlboro, a leading brand of cigarettes made by Philip Morris sells each pack with 20 cigarettes at MXN$52, which represents MXN$2 increase compared to last year.

Montana cigarette brand, owned by British American Tobacco, sells each pack with 24 units at MXN$44 representing MXN$2 price increase.

Alpura, a Mexican dairy products company made adjustments in sour cream prices, both in quarter package with MXN$2 increase and half liter packages with MXN$3 increase.

Grupo Lala, a Mexican dairy company, made adjustments in sour cream prices as well, particularly MXN$3 price increase in the half liter package.

Coca-Cola raised its prices between MXN$1 and MXN$3 according to each product as a result of inflation and an update in the Special Tax on Production and Services (IEPS).

Cuauhtémoc Rivera, President of the National Alliance of Small Businesses (Anpec), disclosed that soft drinks, bread, dairy products, cigarettes, and other products presented a price increase that has been attributed to higher costs in the supply chain for different businesses.

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