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Walmart Eyes Guatemala, Costa Rica

Central America’s burgeoning population is proving an attractive target for Walmart, which announced its plans to invest $1.3 billion in Guatemala and Costa Rica in the next five years. Cristina Ronski, who heads up the …

How Avocados From Mexico Strategizes for Success

Avocados From Mexico has made itself into a recognizable brand through things like numerous distribution deals to creative marketing. Join The Food Institute – on the ground at the National Restaurant Association’s 2024 restaurant show …

Tequila is Sweet, Smoky, and Everywhere

For many, what began as a collegiate shot has now transformed into an at-home staple, a favorite party mixer, and a ready-to-drink refrigerated option. Tequila continues to capture consumers wherever and however they drink as …

The Amazon’s Surprising Origin and Insights for the Future

The Amazon rainforest conjures images of pristine, verdant forests, a tropical paradise largely untouched by modern civilization. (At least, in the areas safe from deforestation.) But could this complex tapestry of biodiversity actually be the …

Latin Comfort Foods Winning Over Gen Z Americans

Mac-and-cheese, meatloaf, grilled cheese and tomato soup: quintessential comfort foods. But the U.S. palate is evolving trending toward spicier concoctions, especially those that hail from Latin America, explaining the rising popularity of such items as …

Avocado Growing Destroying Mexican Forests

From avocado toast to tortilla chips and guacamole, Americans love avocados – and that love affair is destroying Mexico’s forests, draining water supplies from traditional crops and creating a new revenue stream for the drug …

Energy Drink Brands Making Inroads in Latin America

According to a Statista report, the global revenue of energy and sports drinks reached approximately $159 billion in 2021 and is estimated to increase to $233 billion by 2027. While the U.S. largely dominates the …

5 Yucatán Dishes Surging in Popularity

Mexican food has gathered steam in America for years, evidenced by the fact that Taco Bell and Chipotle currently rank among the top 10 QSRs in the U.S. in terms of systemwide sales. Now, a …

Peru Filling Gap in Grape Demand

Extreme weather in California this year has had a negative impact on the grape crop, forcing buyers to shift their attention to growing regions in South America, affecting stocks left for that market. “California, a …

Cocina Sabrosa Trade Expo Live – Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Cocina Sabrosa Food & Beverage Trade Show in Dallas, Texas! Cocina Sabrosa's livestream coverage of their very first trade show in the U.S. was brought to you by The ...

Cocina Sabrosa Trade Expo Live – Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Cocina Sabrosa Food & Beverage Trade Show in Dallas, Texas! Cocina Sabrosa's livestream coverage of their very first trade show in the U.S. was brought to you by The ...

Latam Food Week Highlights Region’s Healthy Cuisine

Experts note that Latin foods, which rely mostly on plant-based ingredients, can be quite healthy, playing to many consumers’ current focus on wellness. That was a key point of emphasis earlier this week during Latam …

Analysis: Assessing Modelo Especial’s Ascent in America

For the first time, Mexican beer Modelo Especial recently became the top-selling beer in North America, surpassing Bud Light, which had been the number one beer for two decades. Modelo’s ascent in North America begs …

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4 Movements Impacting Retail in Latin America

Adapting to inflation, changing consumer preferences, and omnichannel has been a challenge for Latin America’s grocery industry. Nevertheless, in the past few years, retailers in Latin America have developed innovative strategies to create resilient products …

3 Key Trends Reshaping Latin Cuisine

Latin America has a large cultural richness which is reflected in its cuisine. Every dish tells a story of the region’s cultural heritage. Latin American cuisine is characterized by diversity of flavors, textures and colors …

Latin America’s Gen Z Consumers Evolving Rapidly

Gen Z consumers in Latin America are evolving rapidly and reshaping the market. And that fact has created a few challenges – as well as opportunities – for companies like those in the food sector. …

3 Key Trends Impacting the Latin American Food Industry

The Latin American food landscape is evolving. The food industry is undergoing significant changes to meet the population´s demand – and to address current challenges. In 2023 the world in general is being affected by …

The Food Institute Launches FI Latam Content Platform

NEW YORK, April 13, 2023/FINewswire/– The Food Institute, the leading source for food industry news, data, and trends, announced today the official launch of “FI Latam” – The Food Institute’s Latin America-focused content platform. Elements …