Saint Lucia based company – Baron Foods, has officially set up shop in Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend, in hopes that it will stimulate growth in the local market.
Delivering the feature address was Trade Minister, Paula Gopeee-Singh, who welcomed the company’s investment in Trinidad and Tobago.
She revealed that Baron Foods had made a significant investment in excess of US $5 million to establish their manufacturing facility in Chaguanas, with employment opportunities for over 50 persons.
The company’s new plant will produce a range of sauces and condiments and will also utilize local hot peppers, herbs and spices in its production.
Baron Foods has already outsourced its supply of bottles from Carib Glassworks Ltd. and its labels from Label House Group Ltd. for its factories in St Lucia and Grenada.
Gopee-Scoon said these types of linkages and networking was what government desired to drive not only local economic diversification, but the integration of the regional industry.