Restaurant Sales Up in Guatemala

Companies in the sector reported sales of $1.8 billion to the close of 2009, 20% higher than for 2008.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

According to the market study carried out by an association of restaurant owners the increase in sales is the result of strategies to offer more products and diverse offers to encourage customers to eat out.

"The study reports that according to the Guatemalan central bank, Banguat, the restaurants sub-sector makes up 2.1% of the country's GDP," reports

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Guatemala: Preference for Fast Food Restaurants

July 2015

Fast food consumption has been reported to be worth more than $2.3 billion a year, and is the preferred choice for 7 out of 10 Guatemalans.

One factor that explains the preference for fast food restaurants in Guatemala is the price, which tends to be lower in these outlets than in traditional restaurants.

Growing Preference for Organic Products

September 2011

Organic food consumption has become a growing trend in Panama.

Organic products are obtained from sustainable production systems, rational use of natural resources and non-use of synthetic chemical products among other things.

"Supermarket chains, restaurants, specialty shops and farmers have been amazed by this trend of eating healthy foods and those grown using environmentally friendly practices", reported

Sales in Salvadoran Restaurants Down

February 2009

The average sales have dropped between 10 and 15%. A drop of up to 40% was registered according to a report by the Restaurant Association.

Jorge Dalmau, president of the Restaurant Association of El Salvador (ARES) told "Consumer habits have changed. Now, diners share their meals and drinks, and they do not ask for appetizers or desserts.

How and What do Panamanians consume?

January 2009

A study by Urban & Associates details the profile of the Panamanian consumer.

The Martes Financiero weekly reported the most interesting results of the study, which was carried out based on a national survey of more than 1,800 consumers.

The article says that: "The data, according to Christine Urban, are interesting, because in addition to mentioning brands and specific products, it reveals the structure of the entire market.

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