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On October 4, 2021, the Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) announced that nine brands of instant soup would be temporarily removed from the market due to noncompliance with Mexican labeling laws, namely misleading declarations regarding product content, or because of high levels of ingredients perceived to pose health risks, such as fats, salt, sugar, and calories.
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Brazil: Retail Foods

Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the Brazilian economy, the retail industry registered a positive performance.
On June 11, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) issued a notice soliciting public comments on the “Plant-Based Regulatory Discussion.”
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El Salvador: Retail Foods

The Salvadoran retail sector has remained strong and stable amidst the pandemic of COVID-19.
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Guatemala: Retail Foods

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the retail industry in Guatemala. Although supermarkets remained open during the crisis, the sanitary measures dictated by the government greatly impacted supermarket sales. Walmart Mexico and Central America is the...
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Colombia: Retail Foods

Colombia’s retail sector continues to reinvent itself through a difficult economic period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Caribbean Basin: Retail Foods

Caribbean imports of consumer-oriented products shrunk from $2.3 billion in 2019 to $2.1 billion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet Caribbean retail grocery sales grew by an estimated 6 percent during the same period.
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Mexico: Retail Foods

In 2020, Mexico’s dynamic retail sector delivered a breakout year for retailer and consumer adoption of digital platforms in response to economic and public health challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chile: Retail Foods

In 2020, Chile regained its position as the top market for U.S. consumer-oriented products in South America, followed by Colombia and Peru.
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Canada: Retail Foods

Canada is the largest overseas market for U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented products, with exports reaching nearly $17 billion in 2020 – representing 25 percent of the total value of U.S. consumer-oriented exports worldwide, more than doubling the value of the next largest market.
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Peru: Retail Foods

Peru’s food retail market is adapting to the economic hardships and realities arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Based on a preliminary announcement, Mexico is drafting a proposed official standard for product placement in supermarkets and stores.