Costa Rica: Retail Foods
In 2017, the retail industry continued its planned expansion with major retailers increasing their presence in the small store segment, targeting customers who shop in convenience and small stores. Retailers are eager to introduce new products to meet the growing consumer demands of middle to upper income consumers. Many promising export opportunities exist for high-value consumer products. Best prospects for U.S. exports to Costa Rica in 2018 include beef (meat), poultry, pork (chilled/fresh), dairy products, food ingredients, frozen meals, beer/craft beer and spirits, snack foods, pet foods and natural/organic food.