Caribbean Export supported ten foods and drinks producers to participate on the recent Speciality and Tremendous Food Fair on the Olympia London, UK. The group of Caribbean firms showcased under a highly visible Absolutely Caribbean pavilion that drew the eye of chefs, trade buyers, press and, bloggers over the 2 days.
At the tip of a busy first day of the show, participating firms had nothing but praise for his or her first in-person trade show because the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Great first day on the Specialty & Tremendous Food Fair with an exceptional reception of our brand and products. The market has definitely acquired a taste for some hauntingly flavourful Old Duppy,” shared Nick Bynoe from Old Duppy Barbados.
Hesma Tyson, from CariBelle Foods echoed this sentiment stating: “Great first day. A lot positive feedback on our products. This market isn’t shy from sampling spicy food. Glad for this chance.”
Tyson’s Lime & Mango Dip will even feature within the cooking demonstrations led by top consultant chef Steve Walpole.
Caribbean Export in collaboration with the European Union have been supporting the event of those firms over the past 12 months to organize for new markets, working with food and drinks retail experts Category Wins.
Lead expert David Marston shared: “A really spectacular day at a unbelievable show, and likewise a unbelievable diversity
of opportunities for the best foods and drinks producers from the Caribbean; excited to see what day 2 brings and to share a number of the Absolutely Caribbean produce with new buyers and organisations.”
Having released an updated edition of the report Unlocking the Profit Potential of the Caribbean, more
and more trade buyers have sought out Caribbean producers with the intention to meet the increasing demand being experienced as consumers proceed to explore new
flavours from the Caribbean.
The ten firms included: Naledo (Belize), Superb Mix (Barbados), Old Duppy (Barbados), Flauriel (St Kitts and Nevis), Pringa’s (St Vincent and the Grenadines), Shavuot (Jamaica), St Lucia Distillers (St Lucia), Kalembu (The Dominican Republic), the Antillia Brewing Company (St Lucia), and CariBelle Foods (Trinidad and Tobago). (PR)