Acapulco, Guerrero — Mexico’s largest bakery company, Bimbo, says they have suspended several routes in the city of Acapulco due to violence.
After two delivery trucks belonging to Grupo Bimbo were burned in Acapulco, the bakery company confirmed the temporary suspension of nine of its routes in the city. They say that these particular routes represent less than one percent of its distribution throughout the state.
The temporary route suspension was confirmed by Karina Foguel Kaplan of Grupo Bimbo who said, “Grupo Bimbo confirms that to guarantee the safety of its collaborators it has decided to temporarily suspend the distribution only in nine of its routes in the municipality of Acapulco, Guerrero.
“The suspension was decided after two company distribution trucks were burned. In view of these acts, the company has filed complaints with local authorities.”
The Secretary of Development and Economic Development of Guerrero, Álvaro Burgos Barrera, had previously announced that Bimbo had decided to suspend the distribution of Marinela products on at least seven routes in the municipality of Acapulco.
Burgos Barrera ruled out a risk of total closure of the company as occurred in the Tierra Caliente region with Coca Cola and Pepsi.