Food Companies Colombia
Food companies in Colombia offer a variety of products for local and international consumers. The country is strong in the agro-industrial sector, and food distributors have strengthened their outreach in recent years. Colombia has a strategic location, where its diverse climate and arable land produces high-quality agricultural products.
There has been a new tendency for healthier habits and the consumption of healthy alternatives and home-cooked meals. The food industry has adapted to the new demands of the market. Suppliers of food products in Colombia have included healthy snacks and healthy alternative cooking products in their offer. Some options are linseed, chickpea flour, quinoa flour, and quinoa snacks, among others. The demand for cereals and grains has steadily risen over the last years. They are sources of energy, carbohydrates, fats, oils, protein, and fiber. They also contain micronutrients such as vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. Oats, granola bars, and other cereals are highly produced and consumed in the country. Snacks such as vegetable chips, nuts, and protein bars that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium have had a rising demand in recent years.
In 2018, the food and beverage sector in Colombia generated profits of COP 21.32 billion. The sector had an economic growth of 3%, representing 2.83% of the national GDP, according to the National Department of Statistics (DANE).
In Colombia, food companies strive to offer quality products to consumers. To increase the outreach to international markets, new flavorful and nutritious goods have been produced to satisfy the demands of their consumers.