Some individual ANTAD members such as WalMart de Mexico (Walmex) reported strong sales during the first quarter of the year.
ANTAD members Walmex and Home Depot are among the Mexican retailers that have ventured into online sales.
Manuel Alvarez, convention manager, ANTAD, said: "We have chosen to partner with a company based in the UAE because of the potential we see in this country and great attention it is gaining worldwide.
We are keen to attract GCC companies to this newly born show and it has already got positive response from China, India and the USA," added Ignacio Tatto Amador, general manager of operations at ANTAD.
Sandro Piancone, Chief Executive Officer of Nascent Foodservice, stated, "We are tremendously excited to be participating in ANTAD 2008, which is internationally recognized as the leading trade fair in Latin America for international food and beverage exporters.
ANTAD is Latin America's largest food and supermarket show, held every year in Guadalajara Mexico.
is the largest Food & Beverage, and supermarket trade show not only in Mexico, but in all of Latin America with more than 300,000 square feet of displays, and over 15,000 supermarket and convenience store buyers in attendance.
7% declines respectively during each period for same-store sales of the supermarket sector, according to the Mexican source ANTAD
The businesses in our sector will cut investments by about US$200 million from last year," said ANTAD
president Luis Santana Castillo attributes the high level of contraband sold in Mexico to the government's "excessive protectionism" of the footwear and textile industries.
7% declines of same-store sales for the supermarket sector, respectively, according to the Mexican source ANTAD