Colombia: Middle class rise prompts growth even as economy slows

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia Colombia was one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America over 2005-2014, resulting in rising disposable incomes and expansion of the middle class. By 2015, the number of middle-class households in the country had reached 3.2 million, or 24.2% of the total households. As in other developing...

Colombia – sluggish T&T market tied to adverse conditions

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns   Colombia, the second most populous country in South America (with ¼ the population of Brazil), has been in the midst of a demographic transition with...

Hard discounting is reshaping the Colombian market

Growth in low price own label products has meant a strategy rethink for value added producers. Tissue World editor Helen Morris reports. César Augusto Solano Velandia, the general manager for Papeles Nacionales, is a very busy man. The company’s site is based in the outskirts of Cartago, and when TWM arrives we are immediately greeted by scorching...

Quality and speed supports business and product innovation at Productos Familia

An El Nino of change has hit the Colombian economy … the peso’s value down 30%, energy costs almost doubled, dramatically low rainfall. TWM visit’s the Cajicá site – at 2,640 metres above sea level fittingly the top producer of consumer tissue – and discovers why innovation, quality and speed to market are working. Grupo Familia’s site is a...

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