Eats

Basic Food Basket Price Still Variable

Although one of President Juan Carlos Varela’s first actions as President was to freeze the prices of basic food products, consumers are not seeing cost savings. The basic food basket includes 50 items and costs about $316, but prices are fixed on only 22 of these including milk, medium-sized eggs, vegetables, rice, tuna, processed American cheese,…

2016 Panama Meat Production Report

Pork and chicken production in Panama has increased since last year, but livestock production is down. During the first nine months of 2016, 384,895 pigs were slaughtered, which is 8.6 percent or 30,507 more than in the same period of 2015. Nearly all pork production in Panama comes from technological farms – mostly in Las Tablas,…

New Rey Opens in Albrook

Opening day shoppers looked pleased if not a little wide-eyed as they pushed brand new shopping carts down the neatly stacked aisles of the new Rey supermarket in Albrook. Inaugurated July 14 in the new Paseo Albrook Plaza, just down Avenue Omar Torrijos Herrera from the former and not so orderly Albrook Rey, the new Rey features…

Krispy Kreme is Coming

Krispy Kreme has signed a development agreement to open 16 doughnut shops in Panama over the next five years. “Our partners in Panama, Barcenas Group International Inc., understand the demands of the Panamanian customer and have what it takes to create the experience enjoyed in our shops around the world. We are excited to be…

Guatemala Juice Wants Back In

Guatemala’s Ministry of Economy has asked Panama to lift its suspension on 69 varieties of Guatemalan nectar imports issued on October 31. According to the Panamanian Food Safety Authority, the Guatemalan juices are among 69 varieties of Central American nectars that violate Regulation 31-53 of 1999, which establishes that beverages must contain a minimum of 25 to 25…