Exportable supply of food and beverages from Guatemala exceeds expectations in Mexico
The exportable offer of the Guatemalan food and beverage industry was announced on one of the most important platforms of the sector: Expo ANTAD & Alimentaria 2022 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
This is an international platform for generating business in the food industry, with a delegation of nine member companies from the AGEXPORT Food and Beverage Commission and with the support of MSMEs and +Competitive Cooperatives Project financed by the European Union.
“On this occasion we participated and promoted the country under the image and export movement Guatemala Beyond Expectations, where we highlight that our country continues to exceed expectations through products such as candies, chocolates, natural snacks, salted snacks, powdered horchata, mix for michelada, healthy food products and fruit and natural preserves among many other products and that were made known to potential international clients that make up 17 department chains, 35 self-service chains and 55 specialized chains, mainly from Mexico”, highlighted Ingrid Gaitán, Head of Project Development at the Department of Market Development and AGEXPORT Commercial Promotion.
From May 17 to 19, 2022, the Guatemalan companies Guandy, ALPROMASA, Universal Foods, Melgees, ¡Ya Está!, Tranex, Ricks´s Calidad Premiada, Mesoamérica Food Corp and AMSA Brands promoted their products to more than 37 thousand visitors, looking for opportunities with professionals from the Retail, Food and Food Service Industry.
“The Food and Beverage Industry of Guatemala exported around US$2,323,899 million as of December 2021 with an increase of 29% compared to 2020. As of February 2022, the industry has confirmed US$ 433,826 million with an increase of 42% compared to same period of 2021. This data, without a doubt, helps us see that the Guatemalan sector has great potential at a national and international level, so we hope that this fair will open up market opportunities for the companies we represent and make Guatemala an export country”, said Julissa Flores, Coordinator of the AGEXPORT Food and Beverage Commission.