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The IFPA analyzes consumer trends with executive leaders in Chile

Published May 27, 2024

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The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) held an Executive Leadership Summit in Santiago de Chili, bringing together 150 global supply chain leaders to discuss industry trends. The summit highlighted a NielsenIQ analysis showing a rise in global fresh food consumption. In Chile, supermarkets have leveraged the digital market, with avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce being the top purchases. The IFPA is negotiating to exempt the food industry from the EU Parliament's Plastic Packaging Waste Reduction Regulation. The summit concluded with discussions on boosting fruit and vegetable consumption, new cultivation techniques, attracting top talent, and balancing packaging costs with food safety and sustainability. The next advocacy event is the Washington Conference in June.
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Fresh fruit and vegetable consumption trends, global packaging and access to resources and organizational networks were some of the topics discussed during the Executive Leadership Summit of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) held on May 14 in Santiago de Chili. This event brought together 150 Chilean and global supply chain leaders and covered global industry and consumer trends, focus groups on key topics and packaging. Key points of this invitation-only program included: NielsenIQ analysis of consumer purchasing behaviors revealed that global fresh foods moved from sixth to fourth place in global fast-moving consumer goods. Specifically in Chile, supermarkets have capitalized on the digital market with fruits and vegetables as a prominent food group, and there has been steady growth in traditional physical supermarkets. Avocados, tomatoes and lettuce are the top three products purchased, with potatoes showing an upward growth trajectory. In Europe, the EU ...
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