2021 saw quite a shift in the packaging industry in Colombia, with a lot of factors, including economic instability and people’s preferences, mainly influenced by the pandemic, contributing to this. Due to the economic struggles faced by consumers during the pandemic, the Colombian population has been displaying very frugal habits.
With pets increasingly considered as valuable family members, and some pet owners even considering them as their children, this is, in turn, feeding into the growing humanisation trend – boosting demand for healthy and nutritional food, for example. Moving in line with this, manufacturers of dog and cat food are widening their product ranges, often taking on board health and wellness elements.
Shelf stable vegetables packaging primarily uses metal food cans, but glass jars continued eating into the share held by metal food cans in this category in 2021. This is because glass jars can preserve vegetables better than metal cans, are associated with premium quality, and are environmentally friendly.
Due to the lockdown imposed in Columbia, on-trade sales of alcoholic drinks were drastically reduced in 2020, although off-trade sales still managed to post positive growth. However, as Colombia emerged to an extent from the pandemic in 2021, on-trade sales of alcoholic drinks saw a very strong rebound, even succeeding in topping pre-pandemic levels.
The dominant pack type in 2021 for hot drinks in Columbia was flexible packaging as it is lightweight, inexpensive and can be easily customised. It is offered in pack sizes ranging from single-portion sachets to family sizes of over 1kg.
As the pandemic was beginning to ease in 2021, Colombians started engaging in more social activities. Hence, the beauty and personal industry was profiting from this.
With the entire world becoming more careful in terms of their domestic hygiene when the pandemic emerged, Colombians were no exception to this and started prioritising keeping their homes clean and disinfected. The major product that was used for this purpose was bleach.
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