Centrolac from Nicaragua looking for opportunities in Central America

Lacteos Centroamericanos is seeking to expand its operations in the region via Honduras and Costa Rica, both markets which they will enter this year.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports: "The announce was made yesterday by the general manager of Centrolac, Alfredo Lacayo, who also said that they will take advantage of the commercial opportunities offered by the Venezuelan market, which is a destination that we "have to guard and develop."

Lacayo also mentioned that from last September to January this year, Centrolac has sent at least 15% of its milk production to Venezuela.

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