Processed foods, juices and nectars, spices and seasonings, frozen fruits, granola and other cereals, bags, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables, body cream, make-up and other beauty products, as well as pet food were the top 10 products with highest demand as stated by the more than 200 international buyers that attended the 9th edition of AGEXPORT’s fair MANUFEXPORT.
MANUFEXPORT is a unique event in Central America for manufactured retail products. This year, the event registered 125 Guatemalan and Central American expositors, of which more than 40% were small and medium enterprises with innovative products, including pet cookies also eatable by humans, Guatemalan coffee on capsules, frozen bread, chocolates, collagen sugar-free gummies and dairy products; more than 1,000 retail products ready to be exported to the world, said Mr. Francisco Menéndez, president of MANUFEXPORT.
Other products searched by international buyers at the event were plastic bags, decorative balloons, and other products related with plastics, cosmetics, food and beverages, logistics services, among others. Guatemala has nowadays become the perfect platform to supply and export retail products to all Central America. For the first time, participants from the entire Central American region attended the event.
This year’s edition of MANUFEXPORT offered an important innovation: a virtual address book of expositors available for all international buyers. This address book included contact details as well as information of the products offered, available through the website www.manufexport.com said Mr. Menéndez.
International supermarkets and distributors such as Grupo Ramos (Dominican Republic), Distribuidora la Cosecha (USA), Al Super (Mexico), Super Selectos (El Salvador) and Multicongelados attended MANUFEXPORT for the first time.