Another Saint Lucian manufacturer is set to begin exporting within the Caribbean Region at the end of August.
Forest Springs, a producer of natural mineral spring water, having been introduced to two prospective buyers by Export Saint Lucia, will finally see months-long negotiations bear fruit.
This new venture stems from the success of a trade mission to Saint Vincent and Grenada earlier this year. While Forest Springs was not on the mission, on-going market research and technical assistance from export Saint Lucia led to discussions with prospective buyers, making this possible.
The first shipment to Saint Vincent and Dominica will consist of 2,300 cases in assorted sizes. The second consignment of 2,100 cases will be shipped to Dominica in September.
The Forest Springs Managing Director said that he was pleased to see that this entire process yielded fruit and the prospects for growth in quantity seems favourable.