Peru sees US$81 million in deals at U.S. food fair

13:22 | New York (U.S.), Jul. 10.

Peruvian products exhibited at Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 were well received by international buyers, thus leading to sale commitments worth US$81 million for the next 12-month period, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) reported Tuesday.

It must be noted said figure is 15.7% higher than previous projections.

The most demanded products were fruit pulps, canned artichokes, peppers, asparagus, quinoa in various ready-to-eat and precooked presentations, chocolates, olives, and sacha inchi.

Most buyers —who visited the Peruvian stand— had arrived from cities in the United States and Canada (60%), Asia (21%), and Europe (18%), with whom 900 business meetings were held.

The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest fair in North America focused on special and gourmet foods. It took place in New York City from June 30 to July 2.

This event saw the presence of more than 2,600 exhibitors from 57 countries and 16,000 professional visitors.

The Inca delegation was composed of 24 companies that showcased more than 100 innovative added-value products —under the SuperFoods Peru brand.

Said initiative is expected to contribute to the dissemination of products aimed at the North American market, as well as at segments that appreciate this line for its high levels of quality and nutritional values.

The national participation was supported by Peru's Trade Office based in New York (OCEX).


Published: 7/10/2018