Recyclable and biodegradable bottles and packaging with a "second life" are some of the packaging trends arising in the food industry.
From a report by PROCOMER:
In the food sectorpackagingas a conceptis becoming increasingly present and brands are targeting their strategies towards green and practical practices. Experts believe that this is a crucial part of brand perception as it is a major point of contact with the consumer.Specialistshave detailed upcoming trends in packagingwhich are being backed by the food sector:
The structure of the packaging, the role of "online" packaging, the trend of smart packaging and packaging experience, are some of the factors that will drive the industry this year.
From a report by PROCOMER:
Five trends will drive the market of packaging and bottling, announcedthe Mintelin its report "Global Packaging Trends 2017". The points, which the firm inidcates must be taken into consideration by manufacturers, consumers, retailers and industrialists in order to achieve better results and be at the forefront are:
In 2015 55,000 motorbikes were sold and importing companies plan to increase sales by 11% during 2016 to reach 62,000 units.
An article on Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "... Sales of these vehicles in the Nicaraguan market reached a volume of 55,000 units in 2015, representing the best commercial result since 2008 and an increase of 23% compared to 2014, according to the Nicaraguan Association of dealers of Motor Vehicles (Andiva). Another piece of data that confirms the dynamism of the motocycle sector is the Survey Measuring Living Standards 2014, which revealed that motorcycle ownership increased from 2% in 2005 to 11% in 2014, achieving growth of 513% between those years."
The IMF highlighted the progress made in the fiscal area and projects low inflation and economic growth of 3.6% for 2016.
From a press release issued by the IMF:
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Roberto Garcia-Saltos, visited Tegucigalpa on September 24 to October 6 to conduct the second review of Honduras’ Fund-supported program. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Garcia-Saltos issued the following statement in Tegucigalpa today:
Reports indicate that for the first time in months, commodities such as cotton, corn and wheat are showing an upward trend, while others such as coffee, sugar and copper have still not recovered.
The downward trend shown by the international price of coffee and other commodities such as sugar, gold and copper, could continue a while longer on the same trajectory, since there are not any factors that would justify a change in the trend, reports Blackbox at, CABI. However, "... They have been on the floor for the last seven years, having reached the bottom during the 2009 crisis, therefore no further declines are expected in general terms, while at the same time there are commodities that have started going into a bull market. "
Every day more and more retail companies are selling their products through their own websites, climbing up the wave of change already being felt in traditional sales formats.
In Costa Rica, even though statistics show a slight decrease in total purchases made by online consumers, trading companies are optimistic and predict a growth in the long-term trend, as is happening in other markets . For this reason, companies such as Britt, Gollo and Automercado have invested in improving their platforms to facilitate the sale of their products electronically.
In advanced economies employment is becoming less stable while those in developing economies are focusing on public policies, which stimulates the growth of informality and, paradoxically, unemployment.
"It's the economy, stupid."
We will use the now famous phrase coined during Bill Clinton campaign against George Bush, to highlight the paternalistic voluntarism which is fashionable in most of the countries of the region, the only effect it has is to marginalize the formal production economy for more and more people, with an impoverishing final effect. Globalization requires more and more competition, which can only be achieved with maximum flexibility using all resources, including human ones. This, which in itself is inhumane, is a reality that should not be overlooked in the definition and implementation of public employment policies, if they are to be successful and sustainable.
Sustained growth has been projected in "wellness" tourism in the region, which still needs to make efforts to differentiate promotion of this type of tourism from medical tourism.
In Guatemala, the category of wellness tourism is included under medical tourism, but authorities intend to identify separate specific promotion mechanisms for each of the segments. In Costa Rica, figures from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute indicate that "... According to the aerial survey of foreigners in 2014, which is conducted quarterly at international airports in the country, about 38% of tourists said they had taken part in wellness activities during their stay. "
Consumers in Japan and China are beginning to replace traditional milk chocolate with dark chocolate, attracted by the health benefits of cocoa polyphenols.
From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):
In the Asia Choco Cocoa Congress, held from 21 to 23 April in Singapore, experts discussed a change that is occurring in the Japanese consumers, who are turning away from the popular milk chocolate in favor of dark chocolate, due to the growing interest that has arisen in cocoa polyphenols and their effect on health.
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