Gruma Group consolidates its operations in Central America
Even with the high raw material prices hitting Central America, the Gruma Group continues to consolidate its presence and expects to invest some $20 million in 2009.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Roberto Gonzalez, director general of Gruma Central America, confirmed that the Group has huge expectations for growth.
Promoted as healthy food, dried meat snacks are gaining more market as consumption grows among US citizens.
Innovative flavors, everything that is natural and healthy as well as "clean labels" and low prices are some of the factors driving the demand for snacks.
Dried fruits flakes in boxes containing combinations of pineapple, mango, strawberry, apple and orange, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
Manufacturers of snacks and bakery products in the coming years will see growth in emerging markets such as the Asia – Pacific one.
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