Eat Drink Atlantic to put Atlantic Canadian Food and Beverages on a global platform
Posted on March 01, 2023 | Sponsored Content | 0 Comments
In the modern global economy, Atlantic Canadian companies are no longer limited by provincial or national borders when it comes to selling their products and reaching new audiences. Over 55,000 people are employed in the Atlantic Canadian food processing and manufacturing sectors (Canada.ca 2022). Reaching global audiences is not just possible, its vital, to support a strong and growing Atlantic Canadian food and beverage industry.
Understanding that economic growth depends on increased export, the four Atlantic provinces have joined with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters NL (CME NL) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to create a new website — Eat Drink Atlantic — designed to highlight Atlantic Canadian Food and Beverage suppliers to expand the reach of their products and services to local, national, and international markets.
“Our team recognized a need to connect Atlantic Canadian Food and Beverage suppliers to the vital export contacts they need to grow and succeed in national and global marketplaces,” says David Haire, CME NL’s Division Vice-President. “The mobile-friendly website’s search function will provide a tool to find suppliers by company name or product and learn about the world-class products we produce and manufacture right here on the East Coast.”
The website is also an opportunity for suppliers to promote their brands and leverage the power of a like-minded community to boost awareness of our region’s export-ready food and beverage products as a whole.
“The project’s first phase is to promote awareness within Atlantic Canada and populate the website with suppliers who are exporting or export ready. So, we’re asking Atlantic Canadian Food and Beverage suppliers to join by adding their profile to the Eat Drink Atlantic member community,” explains Haire.
Joining the network is free and simply requires companies to fill out a form on the Eat Drink Atlantic website. If more information is required, an Eat Drink Atlantic team member will contact you to gather additional information.
“Once the site is populated, we plan to expand with a broader scope of promoting the portal and its members to local, national, and international buyers, government officials, trade commissioners, industry associations and stakeholders,” Haire explains. “Our team will add industry resources as the portal community grows, including growth and partnership opportunities to help our members thrive at home and abroad.”
The only question that remains is: what are you waiting for? Join Eat Drink Atlantic today!
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