Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw ( 2nd left), greets Chairman, Salada Foods Jamaica, Patrick Williams, at a press briefing on Salada’s $200 million coffee initiative, at the Courtleigh Hotel, New Kingston, on Monday, November 19, 2018. Others (from left) are Executive Director, Economic Growth Council, Senator Aubyn Hill; General Manager, Dianna Blake-Bennett and Director, Kathryn Lewis, Salada. Salada has invested $200m in the advance purchase of local coffee berries for use in the processing of instant coffee.
20 Nov 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, has commended Salada Foods Jamaica for its $200-m injection into the coffee industry with the advance purchase of 25,000 boxes of local coffee cherries. Noting the downturn in the sale of coffee berries, resulting from a high inventory of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee in the Japanese market, Minister Shaw said offload their product goes a long way towards settling the concerns of farmers who need additional markets for the sale of their berries. This, he said, would ensure that this world renowned agricultural asset...