Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Packaged Tostones Market Size to grow by USD 87 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Packaged Tostones Market” by Distribution Channel (Offline, Online) Type (Unflavored, Flavored) Geography (South America, North America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 87 million, at a CAGR of over 2.95% during the forecast period. In the Americas, plantains are cultivated in various countries, including those in Central America, such as Costa Rica, Honduras, and Panama, as well as South America, including Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Haiti. Plantains thrive in tropical and subtropical climates, making many parts of the Americas ideal for their cultivation. These versatile fruits are a staple food in Latin American and Caribbean cuisines, used extensively in both savory and sweet dishes, and play a significant role in the diets of numerous communities across the region.

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By Distribution Channel, the Offline segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the packaged tostones market, unflavored options cater to consumers who value the authentic taste of Latin American and Caribbean snacks. These plain tostones offer versatility, as they can be paired with a diverse range of dips, salsas, or sauces, allowing consumers to customize their snacking experience. Unflavored tostones align with dietary preferences, including gluten-free and plant-based diets. Their natural flavor profile, derived from green plantains, is mildly sweet and starchy, providing a blank canvas for consumers to enjoy the inherent taste of the main ingredient.

By Type, Unflavored  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the business context, packaged tostones present a lucrative opportunity for distribution in various retail channels. Traditional supermarkets and grocery stores, serving as primary consumer destinations for diverse food items, offer valuable shelf space for packaged tostones. Specialty food stores, focusing on Latin American or Caribbean products, provide an optimal environment for this niche product. Convenience stores, located in both urban and suburban areas, cater to consumers seeking quick snacks, making them an ideal distribution point. Warehouse clubs, enabling bulk purchases, represent another viable option for packaged tostones distribution. These channels not only expand market reach but also tap into impulse purchases and cater to the on-the-go consumer demographic.

South America is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The packaged tostones market in Central and South America is experiencing significant growth due to several key driving factors. One of these factors is the increasing production of plantains in the region, particularly in countries such as Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Colombia. This high production volume has led to increased consumer awareness and appreciation for plantains and plantain-derived products. Another influential factor is the evolving taste preferences among consumers in the region, who are seeking a diverse range of snacking options. As a result, the demand for packaged tostones has risen, offering manufacturers and retailers ample opportunities for growth in this market.

The Packaged Tostones Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • ARA Food Corp.
  • Arca Continental SAB de CV
  • Bermudez Group Ltd.
  • Goya Foods Inc.
  • Grace Foods Canada Inc.
  • Iberia Foods Corp
  • Iselitas
  • Lams Foods Inc.
  • Lulu Plantain Chips.
  • Mr. Johns Food Co. Ltd
  • Munch King
  • Neillys Foods
  • Plantain Products Co.
  • Quirch Foods LLC
  • Suzuki Motor Corp.
  • Uniban
  • White Toque Inc.
  • XAGRO S.A.
  • Solula

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Research Analysis Overview

The Packaged Tostones Market is witnessing significant advancements with the integration of contactless deliveries and smart technologies in the airport sector. Companies like Ottonomy, in partnership with Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), are introducing AI-enabled robots for contactless deliveries at departure gates. Real-time flight information, weather conditions, and terminal information are now accessible through mobile apps, allowing passengers to scan their boarding passes and receive updates on the go. Vistara, in collaboration with LG Electronics Inc, is implementing automation at Bangalore airport and Bengaluru International Airport to enhance passenger flow and improve airline bookings. Market consolidation is a trend in the airport industry, with airports investing in AI-enabled solutions for security, including facial recognition, to address concerns of terrorism and fake currencies. Airport security segment is also adopting smart technologies such as chatbots for queries, cleaning robots, and entertainment solutions to enhance the customer experience. La Guardia and Hamad International are testing the testing of autonomous vehicles for airport transportation. Business expansion plans include decision-making processes based on data analytics and customer preferences. Credit card payments and other digital transactions are becoming the norm, making cashless transactions a priority. Precautions against COVID-19 are also driving the adoption of contactless and automated solutions.

Market Research Overview

The Packaged Tostones market may seem unrelated to airport security, but the two industries share a common goal of ensuring safety and efficiency. In the realm of airport security, advanced systems and technology play a crucial role in detecting potential threats. Security officials at airports are constantly testing autonomous robots, chatbots, and AI-powered systems to enhance security measures. These advanced systems include Cameras, Sensors, Facial recognition systems, and even Robots like Secom Robot at Kansai Airports and Airstar robot at Incheon Airport. However, with the increasing use of technology, there are also concerns about security breaches and potential misuse. Terrorism remains a significant threat, and security officials must take precautions against contraband, chemical agents, weapons, and conventional explosives. Active interrogation techniques are used to question passengers with queries related to airline bookings and travel plans. The Airports Authority and Internal Security Force are continually upgrading their security protocols to stay ahead of evolving threats. Despite these efforts, it is essential to remember that no system is foolproof, and human vigilance remains an essential component of airport security.


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