(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 11, 2009 ) New Delhi, India – According to our new research report Chile Food and Beverages Market Outlook to 2013, consumer expenditure on food and beverages in Chile rose strongly during 2004-08, accounting for 51% of total retail sales. With growing awareness, changing consumption pattern and increasing demand for convenience food, the consumer spending is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6% between 2009 and 2013.

The consumption pattern in Chile shows that there has been a move away from the consumption of locally produced staples towards more expensive branded products products and processed packaged foods. Rising health awareness and the government focus on preventative healthcare have boosted the demand for diet and light foods and beverages. Moreover, healthier lifestyle and higher incomes have also raised the consumption of healthier foods, such as poultry.

We have found that the consumption of convenience foods is growing with rising number of employed women and increase in average working hours. Consumers are becoming more time- conscious, leading to a shift towards ready to cook and readymade foods. This process is being driven by the three dominant local supermarket chains, which have a market share of well over 50%, and have developed a broad range of cheap own-brand alternatives.

Therefore, we strongly believe that as people are looking for more convenience and younger Chileans embracing the US eating habits, the demand for fast food products and restaurant food will surge at a fast pace. Thus, restaurants and fast-food franchises will prosper in the coming years.

Chile Food and Beverages Market Outlook to 2013 is a comprehensive research report that comprises quality research and in-depth analysis on the food and beverage market in Chile. It provides detailed information of emerging market trends, recent developments and their impact on the market. The report also covers important segments of the industry such as prospective customer base, key players and future outlook that facilitate clients to understand the market dynamics and align their investment strategies.

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