El Salvador: Retail Foods

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   ES2021-0012

The Salvadoran retail sector has remained strong and stable amidst the pandemic of COVID-19. Despite the long confinement of approximately three months, Salvadorans continued to shop at supermarkets either in person (with some restrictions) or online, as major supermarket chains revamped their online stores. Super Selectos is the largest supermarket chain, followed by Walmart. Imports of U.S. consumer-oriented products reached to $240 million in 2020. Pork meat and products, beef and beef products, apples, cheese, deli meats/sausages and tree nuts were some of the categories showing growth in import value compared with 2019.

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