The business sector of legumes has been characterized by a very conservative character, with medium-sized companies and little modernization. The crisis situation has caused important changes in the business structure, with the implementation of several investment projects and a trend towards the emergence of new presentations that diversify commercial offers. In the same sense, the distribution marks have seen how their traditional preponderance was perceptibly reduced. The main supplier of dried and cooked vegetables has an annual turnover of 62.5 million euros, while the second reaches 49.7 million euros and the third round 28 million euros. White brands accounted for 64.4% of all sales in volume and 53.6% in value in dry pulses, with interannual reductions of 6.2% and 5.6% respectively. The first Marquist offer registers a percentage of 11.3% and 14.6% respectively, while the second stands at 4.6% and 6.8%. In the case of cooked vegetables, white brands control 76.8% of sales in volume and 66.4% in value, while the main offer with own brand is around 7.7% and 8.8% .

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Montse Gonzalez