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Opportunity to sell to the Caribbean market

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 19-21, 2013 > The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Barbados is organizing a Canadian Solo Food and Beverage Showcase to introduce Canadian companies to important emerging markets in the Caribbean.

The event provides an opportunity for Canadian companies in the food and beverage industries to present their products and services as well as develop new business relationships with Caribbean partners.

Specific opportunities identified for Canada within the retail sector include: frozen and shelf-stable bakery products; fresh, deli and frozen meat products; healthy lifestyle products; beverages; dairy products and breakfast cereals. In the food services and hospitality sector, there are potential opportunities in high-end seafood such as shellfish, lobster, mussels and scallops, as well as wine.

Local markets vary from island to island depending on the level of overall development. All of the countries import the majority of their consumables. Some markets, such as Barbados and St. Maarten, actively seek North American brands and high-end products.  Less developed markets seek lower-end products such as pickled and salted meats and fish products.

For more information, visit the event website or contact:
Robert Grison
Canadian Export Development Inc.
Tel.: 613-692-8113
Fax: 613-692-1779
Doreen Weekes
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Barbados
Tel.: 246-629-3550

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