Imalinx with the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) oversaw coordinating a trade mission in Mexico City and Monterrey from October 10 to 13. Eleven companies from different categories such as snacks, cocktails, spices, seeds, flour, oysters, and general groceries registered for the mission. 

The mission included one-on-one meetings, retail tours, and educational sessions from Imalinx and the Agricultural Trade Office to better understand the market in each city. Each company had an average of 8 appointments in both cities with a total of 150 meetings during the mission, all with buyers who have a specific interest in exporters. 

The retail tour was made in Costco, City Market, Chredaui, Showroom Hanseatik, HEB, and S-mart. Companies were able to better understand their competition in Mexico, price range, indirect competition, and different formats available in Mexico City and Monterrey. 

“We are so grateful for all your help, Andrea’s, and Marco’s, before, during and after the trade mission. You all were amazing. The mission exceeded my and Chance’s expectations and was invaluable with the connections we made and the knowledge/information we gained about the markets, trends, and the area.” – Lisa Meeting, Caffe Frutta Gelato.