Bimbo suspends delivery routes in Acapulco

Violence in Acapulco is pushing companies to shut down operations, leaving hundreds of people unemployed

Bimbo suspends delivery routes in Acapulco
Bimbo has temporarily ceased deliveries in Acapulco - Photo: Edgar Garrido/REUTERS
English 23/07/2018 12:47 Reuters Mexico City Anthony Esposito Actualizada 13:18
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On Saturday, Mexican bread-maker Bimbo announced that it has suspended certain delivery routes in the State of Guerrero, which has gone through a wave of violence in recent years.

To guarantee their employees' safety, Bimbo was issued a temporary suspension on 9 routes in Acapulco. These routes represent less than 1% of the company's product distribution in Guerrero, said a spokesperson.

After two of their trucks were burned, Bimbo made the decision and later informed the authorities about the attacks.

Acapulco, once a favorite spot for Hollywood stars, has now sunk into gang violence and has become one of the deadliest cities in the world.

Guerrero is the main opium poppy producer, and its consequences have taken a toll on the local economy.

In March, Coca-Cola Femsa, the world’s largest Coke bottler, announced that it would cease their operations in a distribution center in Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, indefinitely.

Grupo GEPP, PepsiCo’s bottler in Mexico, announced that it would shut down its distribution center in Guerrero temporarily, starting in June.


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