Local manufacturer St. Lucia Distillers has stepped in to fill the gap created when local stores and shops ran out of sanitizers. This left thousands of St. Lucians defenseless in the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19.
St. Lucia Distillers Ltd has partnered with the Windward and Leeward Brewery in meeting the growing desperation for sanitizers.
Hand sanitizers disappeared off supermarket shelves once the Coronavirus spread globally and this created an opportunity for St. Lucia Distillers. Production Manager Lennox Wilson said within a week it had created Alcosan.
Marketing Manager Sergin Jn Baptiste says large quantities of Alcosan is being donated free to homes for the elderly and local hospitals.
Alcosan can be purchased at supermarkets and shops throughout the island in two sizes. The smaller bottles were supplied by the Windward and Leeward Brewery.
Managing Director Margaret Monplaisir says the production of Alcosan is a temporary response to an urgent national need. It will be produced for as long as there is a demand. Mrs. Monplaisir went on to ad that St. Lucia Distillers saw this not as a business opportunity but as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The production of Alcosan is for a short period of time. It will cease once the traditional suppliers are able to get back on track.