We began operations in 1890 with the founding of our brewery in Monterrey, Mexico. Today, over a century later, we have grown from a brewer into a leading company with soft drink, juices, water and retail operations.
Our core businesses are soft drinks and our fast-growing chain of small-format stores, OXXO.
On April 30, 2010, FEMSA announced the closing of the transaction pursuant to which FEMSA agreed to exchange 100% of its beer operations for a 20% economic interest in the Heineken Group, through this transaction we will increase our scale and geographic reach competing effectively.
The combination of our production, distribution, and sales infrastructure creates a strong platform for growth in Latin America.
We are among the largest beverage companies in our market territories. The total population in our territories exceeds 216 million.
Our differentiated portfolio of beverages comprises more than 165 soft-drinks including brand Coca-Cola, one of the most widely recognized brands in the world, bottled water, juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas, isotonics and Andatti, our premium coffee brand.
We sell our beverages at more than 1.5 million points of sale throughout Latin America.
We have made significant investments in information-gathering and processing systems that enable us to improve the efficiency and efficacy of our production, marketing, and distribution processes.
From 2002 to 2012, our total revenues and income from operations have increased at annual compound growth rates of 22% and 19% respectively.