FOOD, HBC IMPORTS ARE GAINING

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Imported products, especially food and health and beauty items, are gaining market share from locally produced products in Mexico, according to an industry survey of the market.Imported food represented 14.4% of all food sales in Mexico last year, a substantial increase from the 9.9% share imports had in 1991, according to the National Retailers Association of Mexico, or ANTAD.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Imported products, especially food and health and beauty items, are gaining market share from locally produced products in Mexico, according to an industry survey of the market.

Imported food represented 14.4% of all food sales in Mexico last year, a substantial increase from the 9.9% share imports had in 1991, according to the National Retailers Association of Mexico, or ANTAD. Imported HBC products represented 12.4% of the category in 1993, compared with 7.6%

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