MEXICAN RETAIL MARKET

Heineken Mexico adds another product to the still underdeveloped "hard seltzer" beverage category in the country. The brewery presented Amstel Ultra Seltzer, a product made from flavored mineral water and alcohol, with which it intends to conquer the "wellness" market.

The purchasing power of retail chains could benefit consumers. For one thing, it offsets the market power of big players in the food and beverage industry. Next, retailers get the best prices, the discounts of which they can then pass on to consumers. Ultimately, the individual product standards and the consistent quality and safety-related norms...

This article identifies regulatory barriers to entry or expansion in the modern retail channel in Mexico, based on the OECD methodology, which consists of identifying whether the selected regulations at the state and municipal levels have any of the following effects on the competition: 1) limit the number of competitors; 2) restrict the capacity...

The remarkable expansion of food and beverage marketing through the modern channel has raised some concerns about competition. The United Nations (2016) has noted that, in most countries, retail markets are concentrated in a few supermarket chains that could have considerable market power, in addition to the presence of significant economic,...

The food and beverage retail trade is made up of economic agents dedicated, totally or partially, to the sale without transformation of food and beverages to final consumers. It does not include restaurants, inns, lunch shops, and other establishments that prepare food and beverage products in Mexico.

The expansion of the so-called 'banking correspondents', has become an important bet of financial institutions to reach more Mexicans. It is also a strategy that goes hand in hand with the program to boost the financial sector proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).