Grupo LaLa building presence in Costa Rica

by Eric Schroeder
Share This:
Search for similar articles by keyword: [Dairy]

Grupo LaLa in Costa Rica
Grupo LaLa has signed a strategic agreement with Florida Bebidas for the production, distribution and sale of LaLa products in Costa Rica.

MEXICO CITY — Grupo LaLa S.A.B. de C.V., a producer and marketer of dairy products in Mexico and Latin America, has signed a strategic agreement with the Costa Rican company Florida Bebidas, S.A. for the production, distribution and sale of LaLa products in Costa Rica.

LaLa said the agreement will provide it with access to a platform to strengthen its regional presence. Additional synergies will include distribution capacity, through Florida’s logistics network to serve points of sale in the Costa Rican traditional trade channel; raw milk supply assurance, with the support of the Regional Farming Cooperative of Dairy Farmers (Coopeleche R.L.), which will enable LaLa to manufacture its products under high-quality standards; and production capacity, through the acquisition of a dairy production facility, located at San Ramón Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Founded in 1908, Florida Bebidas produces and markets food and beverages in Costa Rica, Central America and the United States. The company has real estate operations in Costa Rica and several investments in Central America, and it has a solid beverage portfolio.

Founded in 1976, Coopeleche R.L. is a regional farming cooperative with social purposes. Its associates are found at dairy areas such as San Ramón (where its headquarters is located), Zarcero, San Carlos, Guatuso, Miramar, Esparza, Guayabo de Bagaces and Tilarán, Costa Rica.

In late May, Grupo LaLa entered into an agreement to acquire certain U.S. branded business assets from Laguna Dairy, S. de R.L. de C.V. for $246 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition includes three production plants and five brands, and it is in line with Grupo LaLa’s strategy of expanding in value-added branded categories in high-growth markets in the Americas.
Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Food Business News do not reflect those of Food Business News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.


By PATRICK ESTIME 10/19/2016 4:31:03 PM
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Grant application for opening a health center to help victims of the hurricane in Haiti. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Haitelmex Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organizations. (All contributions are tax deductible) we work for developmental aid Education, Health, Sports, Culture, Social Justice and Agriculture. This program has the goals of strengthening young talents and future leaders of tomorrow from 14 to 39 years to play a productive role in the community: View of the critical situation we encountered in Haiti after the Hurricane Mathews, over than more than 800 people were killed, thousands of cattle killed by this natural phenomenon and generate a serious infection, all over in southern area including les Cayes, and St Louis of Southern region.we decided to follow a program within a plan of great goals lacking,afterwhat was happened back in January 2010 when a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country and caused the death of 316,000 people. These figures have been presented by the official Haitian government members on October 08, 2016. As a civil society and Humanitarians organization. The Haitelmex Foundation) has the honor to inform you about different actions and activities plan these actions and activities plans are food distributions, primary health care, financial, materials, Kits, waters and others aids that can help all Haitians people who have affected by the Hurricane Matthews in Haiti. We have members and stuffs in Haiti already are ready to help as employees and benevolent through the cause. This is an opportunity we have taken to ask your institutions please for material, financial and / or technical help in order to continue the program of primary health and food assistant that we have started since the earthquake in Haiti 2010> today Haitian people need your help again to carry out in the project. " Nutrition Health Care: Social: A positive change" program: health promotion: a new culture.