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.

What were Gruma Group's earnings last year?

Gruma Central America has operations in the region from Guatemala up to Costa Rica and also has plants and exports to other countries in the Caribbean and Panama. 2007 was an excellent year for business, growth was at 55%.

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Meat Snacks Market in USA

September 2016

Promoted as healthy food, dried meat snacks are gaining more market as consumption grows among US citizens.

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

As the price of cattle decreases in the US meat processors are seeing a positive context for their products.

The Global Market of Healthy Snacks

May 2013

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.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The event Snaxpo 2013, a trade show specializing in the snack industry, held in March, was the stage for industry leading companies such as Kerry Ingredients & Flavors (KIF) to raise major challenges facing manufacturers of snacks and the ingredients for them.

Market for Healthy Snacks

September 2012

Dried fruits flakes in boxes containing combinations of pineapple, mango, strawberry, apple and orange, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

A statement from the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

The British company Nim's has found a favorable reaction among British consumers to a new product, dehydrated fruit made via a process which removes a greater amount of moisture resulting in fruit flakes. According Nimisha Raja, founder of the company, "this new presentation is more convenient for consumers because it eliminating the traditional stickiness and mess of dried fruit which you used to get with some packages", said Raja.

Growth in Snacks and Fine Bakery Market

August 2012

Manufacturers of snacks and bakery products in the coming years will see growth in emerging markets such as the Asia – Pacific one.

This was revealed by the latest report "Bakery and Snacks - Market Assessment 2012", published by Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, or PMMI.

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