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2019 Will Be a Revolutionary Year for Online Shopping

Posted by Hubert Bendfeldt on

Mobile, bots, artificial intelligence and augmented reality come together to help e-commerce be more real than ever!

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Give Gifts that Give Dignity this Holiday Season

Posted by Alejandra Campollo on

This holiday season give gifts that not only put smiles on the faces of your loved ones but that also puts a smile of the face of the person who crafted the goods. This year UTZ Market is bringing you 3 customizable bundles that make great gifts for the ladies, the men, and the yogis in your life. Each product is handcrafted by Guatemalan artisans and provides them with a dignified income. Meet the participating brands below and check out what each bundle has to offer. Meet The Brands: Grønn, a social enterprise that provides jobs for women in one...

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From an idea came a workshop and from this workshop came empowerment for Nohemí & Catalino.

Posted by Alejandra Campollo on

N&C Leather is a brand created for Nohemí and Catalino a young couple of 29 and 33 years of age. This is their story of starting a local leather business, growing it and now expanding into international sales. Together they now have a small storefront and workshop in Pastores, a small town just outside of the picturesque Antigua Guatemala. Pastores is well known for it’s leatherworkers, all the locals know that this is the best place to go to have any type of leather product made but boots in particular are their specialty.   Growing up Catalino’s family was formed...

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Grønn Gives the Green Light for Women to Dream

Posted by Laura Benoit on

Grønn means green in Norwegian; in Guatemala it stands for the best glasses in the world, and for the women who elaborate these glasses, Grønn signifies a green light of opportunity. Norway is a leader in implementing sustainable policies, they set a global precedent in being green. Guatemala is a Central American country where this idea of sustainability is just starting to take form thanks to local leaders like Aarón & Stacy, founders of Grønn, who are taking their inspiration of a sustainability and applying it to the complex Guatemalan context. Last week we had the opportunity to sit down...

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Guatemala is Our Muse

Posted by Laura Benoit on

Hey there, did you know that we, UTZ Market, are based in Guatemala? Our headquarters are here, all of your orders ship from Guatemala, most of the team is Guatemalan, and the few of us who aren’t born and raised Guatemaltecos, we feel happy and at home here. This little Central American country has captured all of our hearts with its culture, its incredibly diverse landscapes & environment, the warm smiles of people who work hard everyday to build themselves a better tomorrow, and beans & corn tortillas. Not everything here is picture perfect, there are many challenges, social, environmental,...

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