Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mexican retailers moving away from junk food

According to ANTAD (Mexican association of retailers), retailers are moving away from junk food and offering consumers healthier snacks. This move comes as no surprise as Mexico is leading the world in obesity and has a rapidly increasing rate of diabetes.

In a recent article in El Universal, it was reported that Mexicans spend an estimated $1.93 billion pesos on soft drinks every year. That amounts to over 300 million 12 packs!!!
Soft drink companies in Mexico have not been hurt by the financial downturn, in fact, sales last year rose over 11%.

Mexico is behind the US and Europe in its move to offer healthier, more natural food items, but it won't be long before they catch up. One Mexican company has even developed a vending machine that sells cut up fruits and vegetables.

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