More Gourmet Cheese in Costa Rica

Both consumption and supply of these types of cheese has increased in recent years.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Adrian Alonso, director of operations for the Auto Mercado supermarket chain shares the vision of gourmet cheese producers, like Maritza Solano of Santa Cruz de Turrialba and Miguel Coronado Guard on the increased consumption of specialty cheese by Costa Ricans.

"Adrian Alonso, attributes it to new trends in consumption, such as with wines, where there is a desire to 'find the perfect marriage between food and wine'", reported

A drop in prices of imported cheeses, a product of trade agreements is another factor that has influenced the increase in consumption.

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The Vortex of Consumption in Panama

December 2013

Every dollar changes hands 28 times a month, compared to the 6 times that it does in other Latin American countries.

An article in reports that the voracious consumption rate is primarily caused by Panamanians "free markets, open trade policies and the environment of doing business that allow prices to be affordable and quality good."

Consumption of Seafood in U.S.

August 2013

Consumption of sea products has grown by 14.6% over the past five years, with new food trends in America and cultural aspects motivating the increase.

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

According to a study by Mintel, the consumption of fish and seafood in the U.S.

The Global Trend for Bottled Water

May 2013

Within the category of soft drinks, bottled water sales worldwide will excee those of carbonated beverages in the next two years.

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

Research by the consultancy company Canadean has revealed that within the category of soft drinks, bottled water sales worldwide will excee carbonated beverages in the next two years.

Increased Milk Consumption in Panama

July 2011

This decade demand is expected to increase by 18%.

According to Dairy Index, a study conducted globally by the company Tetra Pak, the consumption of liquid milk in Panama will grow significantly.

One of the main reasons behind the 18% rise forecast by the study is the free trade agreement, which will boost imports of the product.

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