Baron Foods St. Lucia, established in 1991 has announced a multimillion dollar expansion to its Vieux-Fort operations.
The company has positioned itself as a leading agro-processor of international acclaim.
Executive Director Ronald Ramjattan Jr. revealed that Baron’s global export demand has increased by up to 60% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
This spurred the company to expand its production capacity, with plans for a new 100,000 sq. ft. factory shell space in Vieux Fort on a seven-acre property purchased from Invest Saint Lucia. The larger facility will also necessitate the addition of at least 50 to 100 new employees.
The property will house Baron Distribution Ltd, a hub from which all exports and local sales will originate. There are also plans for the diversification of the product line to include snacks and paper products via the newly formed Baron Foods Group of Companies.
Currently the brand offers over 150 Caribbean-style food products to the world, with a range of sauces, condiments, spices, and beverages. The moves reflect their dedication to exemplary customer service and satisfaction.
Ground-breaking on the new facility is estimated to begin January 2022 with completion set for 2024. Until then the company continues to operate in Vieux Fort with its full pre- Covid complement of staff.