Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

  • lime demand and supply

    Why Might Salsa Prices Soar?

    Apr 4, 14 • 1562 Views • No Comments

    During the 1970s we did not eat many limes, maybe less than 1/2 a pound each year, and most were from Florida. Now our consumption has tripled and the lime has gone global. Faced with cheap Mexican limes, devastation from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and a more...  [read more]

  • Emerging Markets demand More MIlk

    More Expensive Ice Cream?

    Mar 13, 14 • 269 Views • No Comments

    Milk prices are going up. And yet, in the US, we are drinking less milk. According to Corey Geiger, managing editor of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine, one reason is oil. Countries in the Middle East with massive oil reserves have to import 90% of their...  [read more]

  • Globalization Panama Canal Transportation Infrastructure

    B(T)FF… Best Trading Friends Forever

    Feb 27, 14 • 352 Views • No Comments

    We can say that Mexico believes her top trading partner is the United States because the value of her exports to the US (2013: $370,826,831) added to the value of her imports from the US (2013: $370,746,056) is exceeded by none of her other trading...  [read more]

  • For cost and calories, Coca-Cola thinking at the margin

    Is “MexiCoke” Making a Mistake?

    Nov 8, 13 • 1413 Views • No Comments

    In Nevada convenience store coolers, at Wal-Mart or Costco, people empty the shelves the minute the Mexican Coca-Cola arrives. Coke says the glass bottle is the reason. Coca-Cola drinkers say they prefer “MexiCoke” because it is made with sugar...  [read more]

  • McDonald's Delivers in Many Developing Nations.

    Purchasing Power

    Feb 22, 13 • 354 Views • 1 Comment

    The Big Mac Index is out again and not much has changed. Norway’s Big Macs are expensive and Chinese Big Macs are cheap. What do Big Mac prices tell us about purchasing power? Starting with an average U.S. price of $4.37, we can determine whether other...  [read more]