Loop Jamaica - Food Exporters seek new markets at Canadian trade show

by Scotch Boyz

 

Scotch Boyz, a local manufacturer of a line of sauces, has made a potentially lucrative move to ensure the company's long term future by gaining a foothold in the Canadian market.

"Entry into the Canadian market is certainly a step in the right direction in regards to our growth plan. We hope to continue expansion through the entry into various export markets," Scotch Boyz founder Drew Gray told Loop News. 

Toronto Deputy Mayor, Chair, Economic and Community Development Committee, and Councillor, Scarborough Centre, Michael Thompson (centre left) takes a photo with the Jamaican delegation including representatives from Scotch Boyz, JAMPRO, Tru Juice, Caribbean Dreams and Linga Ya, at trade exhibition SIAL Canada.

Gray praised the organizers of a trade mission facilitated by JAMPRO, an Agency of the Government of Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), that promotes business opportunities in export and investment to the local and international private sector.

"We were able to enter the Canadian market as a direct result of a trade mission facilitated by JAMPRO. We were participants in the JAMPRO booth at SIAL 2019, which is a trade show in Toronto that hosts over 15,000 buyers. At SIAL the reception was great, we had people coming back to our booth to sample again and also bringing their colleagues to sample our sauces as well," Gray said.

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