Trade possibilities look very promising between Atlanta food distributors and suppliers of coffee, honey products, fruit drinks, snack foods and hot sauces from the Mexican state of Yucatan after they met at the Consulate General of Mexico’s offices last week.

“The Yucatan companies will initially be targeting Mexican markets in Atlanta, but I think there’s eventually going to be a very open market for these Yucatan products. Supermarkets are beginning to have products from Mexico that we never thought they would have,” Silvia Barrón, president of the Mexican American Business Chamber-Atlanta, told GlobalFax at the meeting.

Atlanta companies in attendance included Tropical Imports Inc., an importer of Yucatan foods, and National Provision Company, meat and poultry distributors. The Yucatan representatives met earlier that day with Diaz Foods Inc., a prominent Mexican food distributor in Georgia, and were very pleased with their reception.

“We are very interested in these companies’ products because there is not a lot of competition here for Yucatan products like pepitas (pumpkin seeds), for example, and we think they will be very popular,” said Fernando Caceres of Tropical Imports Inc. “The Yucatecan population here is growing, so this is a good prospect for the future.”

The Yucatan delegation, led by Eduardo Cámara, foreign commerce director for the Yucatan state government, was in Atlanta for one day before going to Miami for a food and beverage trade show.

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