Food Industry
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The factors that determine to a greater extent the demand of the Food Sector are closely linked to new lifestyles and work; as well as the growing need for a healthier and more balanced diet, and success in this sector depends largely on satisfying 100% (and even anticipating) the needs of the final consumer. Changes in consumption habits in developed countries and, increasingly, in developing countries, have driven the growth of new segments such as what we broadly call Food Plus, which includes differentiated fresh products (by varieties, characteristics, among others). ); plus fresh and/or prepared "ready-to-eat", "ready-to-cook" and "snack" foods.
FOOD INDUSTRY
High Potential Sectors
Growth projections
Fresh – Fresh Processed (Fruits, Vegetables and Fish) – Billions
2020: $1,469
2025: $1,669.3
(CAGR 2.59%)

Convenient Processed (Canned, Frozen and Dehydrated) – Billions
2020: $402
2025: $474.3
(CAGR 3.36%)

Fresh Food Packaging (Billions)
2020: $79.8
2025: $95.2 (CAGR 3.5%)

Food and Beverage e-commerce (Billions)
2020: $240.15
2025: $379.65
(CAGR 10.5%)

T+5: Business with an estimated value of US$2.6 trillion with a growth projection of 4.8% (CAGR 2020 – 2025)
Fresh – Fresh Processed (Fruits, Vegetables and Fish) – Billions

2020: $1,469
2025: $1,669.3

(CAGR 2.59%)
Fresh Food Packaging (Billions)

2020: $79.8
2025: $95.2

(CAGR 3.5%)
Convenient Processed (Canned, Frozen and Dehydrated) – Billions

2020: $402
2025: $474.3

(CAGR 3.36%)
Food and Beverage e-commerce (Billions)

2020: $240.15
2025: $379.65

(CAGR 10.5%)
Smart Packaging (Billions)

2020: $38.16
2026: $48.72

(CAGR 4.15%)

Competing in the Food Plus Segment means developing a complex value chain that presents numerous technological and relationship challenges between companies (capture of market intelligence, development of highly differentiated concepts/products, strategic alliances with new players, flexible production, development of specialized channels, etc.). However, these challenges can be translated into opportunities for the diversification and deepening of the agro-industrial sector in the Soconusco Region through investment in activities within this Segment, taking advantage of the growth opportunity of the 6 Prioritized Activities:
Opportunities in the Food Sector
1. Activity Agricultural Products High Productivity Sophisticated National Market and Export Market
2. E-commerce activity
3. Activity Manufacture of Recycled Plastic Resins
5. Food Industry Packaging and Labeling Activity
4. Cardboard and Cardboard Manufacturing Activity from Pulp
1. Activity Agricultural Products High Productivity Sophisticated National Market and Export Market
• Banana
• Green Leaf Vegetable Greenhouses
• Other varieties (fruits and vegetables) based on consumption preferences


2. E-commerce activity:
• Development and Implementation of Online Platforms for Direct Sales to the Final Consumer (DTC)
• Local Fresh Products








• Local Processed Fresh Products
• Boxes of selected Fresh Produce that offer convenience to consumers who have little time to shop
• Convenience Meal Kits with all the ingredients in the right amounts to prepare specific recipes and provide inspiration at a time when consumers are cooking at home more than ever
• Ready-to-Eat Salads
• Washed and Cut Fruits in Convenient Packages
• Mixed Vegetables Washed and Cut in Convenient Packages
• Gourmet, Local, Organic, Ethical Market
• Nostalgia Market in the United States
• Healthy Ready-to-Eat and/or Cook Meals
• Desarrollo e Implementación de Plataformas en Línea para Venta Directa al Consumidor Final (DTC por sus siglas en inglés)
• Productos Frescos Locales












• Productos Frescos Procesados Locales
3. Activity Manufacture of Recycled Plastic Resins:
• Recycling of PET or PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate) for the manufacture of ready-to-eat food containers.
• Recycling of HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) to manufacture milk and juice bottles.
• Recycling PS (Polystyrene) to manufacture hot liquid containers (coffee) and takeaway food containers.


4. Cardboard and Cardboard Manufacturing Activity from Pulp:
• Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS) for food packaging
• Kraft cardboard for food packaging
• Coated Recycled Boards for food packaging


5. Food Industry Packaging and Labeling Activity:
• Reciclados
• Mono materiales reciclabes (menos es más)
• Biodegradables
• Compostables
• Bioplásticos Reusables
• Empaque de Atmósfera Modificada (MAP por sus siglas en inglés) para mantener alimentos en el mejor estado posible durante más tiempo (asegura sabor, frescura y mayor vida en anaquel).
• TTI, o indicadores temperatura-tiempo. Informan a qué temperaturas ha estado expuestas el producto y durante cuánto tiempo.
• Grado de humedad.
• Nivel de degradación. Ayuda a valorar si un alimento o cualquier otro producto de consumo humano sigue siendo apto para la comercialización y la ingesta.
• Localización. Facilitada gracias a las etiquetas RFID, que no sólo están preparadas para controlar la ubicación del producto en todo momento, sino también para almacenar información de por dónde ha pasado y establecer, así, su trazabilidad.
• Sensores: controlan en tiempo real la situación y el estado del producto y las condiciones de su entorno. Con ellos es posible medir:











• Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Conectadas con Redes Sociales y Dispositivos Móviles con información como origen, recetas, salud, entre otras, para mejor experiencia de compra y uso.
• Personalización, Indulgencia y Experiencias de Apertura de Alimentos Procesados
• Empaque y Etiquetas Inteligentes para Alimentos:


















• Empaques Activos:





• Empaques y Etiquetas Sustentables para Alimentos:
• Smart Food Packaging and Labels:






















• Active Packaging:





• Sustainable Packaging and Labels for Food:
• Sensors: control in real-time the situation and status of the product and the conditions of its environment. With them it is possible to measure:












• Development of Applications Connected to Social Networks and Mobile Devices with information such as origin, recipes, health, among others, for a better shopping and use experience.
• Personalization, Indulgence, and Processed Food Opening Experiences
• TTI, or temperature-time indicators. They inform what temperatures the product has been exposed to and for how long.
• Degree of humidity.
• Degradation level. It helps assess whether food or any other product for human consumption is still fit for sale and consumption.
• Location. Facilitated thanks to RFID tags, which are not only prepared to control the location of the product at all times, but also to store information on where it has passed and thus establish its traceability.
• Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to keep food in the best possible condition for longer (ensures flavor, freshness, and longer shelf life).
• Recycled
• Mono recyclable materials (less is more)
• Biodegradable
• Compostable
• Reusable Bioplastics
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1. Logistics Activity and Traceability:

• Solutions for remote monitoring of the supply chain (food safety, waste reduction and transparency):
A Food Industry Logistics Platform requires efficient infrastructure (Ports, Warehouses, Distribution Centers, etc.) and logistics processes (Systems, Sensors, etc.) that provide reliability and guarantee the conservation of quality, freshness and transparency levels. optimal agri-foods throughout the entire chain.
Logistics Platform
• Digital Platforms
• Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT)
• Logistics infrastructure for storage, handling, selection and distribution:
• Multimodal and Intermodal Ports of Entry and Exit
• Warehouses/Warehouses
• Selection and Distribution Centers
• Multimodal and Intermodal Transport
• Cold Chain Infrastructure::
• Conservation and Cooling Technologies
• Warehouses/Centres/Conservation and Cold Chambers at Multimodal and Intermodal Ports of Entry and Exit
• Warehouses/Cold and Conservation Chambers at Production Points
• Warehouses/Cold and Conservation Chambers close to Consumer Markets
• Transport with Controlled Temperature for Capillary Distribution
• Transportation with Controlled Temperature for Exports and Imports
Potential of the Food Industry
The Soconusco Region presents favorable conditions to compete in the Food Plus Segment, taking advantage of its existing and potential capacities to produce more complex products; in addition to diversifying the agro-industrial activity, triggering related sectors with high potential.
Innovation and Market Potential
Productive Vocation
Factor Condition
• +100 RIS3 in European regions with AEI in Agribusiness and Advanced Food
• National Market with a value of US4 26.8 Billion (2021)
• International Market with a value of US$ 2.6 Trillion CAGR 4.8% (2020 - 2025)


• IEL in VCBA greater than 1 in the Food industry (2018)
• 14.1% of the EU in the Food Industry at the state level (2018)
• 19.36% of the Total Employed Personnel of the Food Industry at the state level (2018)


• Chiapas Port
• Productivity of the Earth
• State Export Platform
• Competitive Labor


• STEM graduates of the State Total below the national average.
• Number of SNI Researchers below the national average.
• There are no CONACYT Centers (Only the regional office of the Southern Border Center)


ITC
• Reconversion to Higher Value Crops (Bananas, Green Leafy Vegetables)
• Production in Greenhouses
• Processed Local Products Plus
(Sauces, Honey, Coffee, etc.)


• Begin to develop Post-harvest skills (packaging and logistics) and STEM engineering
• Build basic infrastructure for quality and incubation
• Certifications
Environment
Economic Activity
Medium Term (2-4 years)
Environment
• Healthy Ready-to-Eat and/or Cook Products
• Smart Ecofriendly Packaging
• Direct to Consumer Business Models


• Develop technological capabilities in Packaging and Logistics
• Encourage R&D projects
• Link industry and academia
• Improve the quality of research, innovation and export infrastructure
Economic Activity
Environment
• Development of New Varieties of Fruits and Vegetables
• Smart, Active and e-commerce packaging (premium experience, digital marketing and AR/VR)
• Long-term technological and R&D programs
• Minimize innovation gap
• Collaborative innovation projects
Long Term (4 years)
Growth Scenarios to Compete in the Food Plus Segment
Economic activity
Short Term (1-2 years)
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Lic. Felipe Casahonda Paredes
Lic. Arantxa Domínguez Corzo