B.C.’s trade mission to Washington state to connect food, beverage businesses with new opportunities

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Vancouver/CMEDIA: A three-day trade mission to Washington state starting Mon, Oct 16, 2023, is being led by Pam Alexis, British Columbia (B.C.)’s Minister of Agriculture and Food to help people behind B.C.’s food and beverage sector to learn about export opportunities and showcase their high-quality products, said a news release.

“As an emerging business with a product that is currently unique to B.C., we are excited to present our unique Dacarons…learning about the unknowns of building business in the U.S.,” said Jimmy Kim, founder, Earthling Foods

“I’m so excited to be travelling with homegrown companies down to Seattle…make new connections and open the door to new export opportunities to help B.C. businesses grow and flourish,” said Alexis.

“The Pacific Northwest market is a natural first step for B.C. companies to begin their export journey…BC Food & Beverage is proud to be part of this trade mission with export-ready businesses.” said James Donaldson, CEO of BC Food & Beverage.

With a focus on natural, healthy B.C. food, an area in which B.C. companies have excelled, and to strength B.C.’s knowledge and expertise about exporting to the Pacific Northwest U.S., export-ready 11 B.C. companies with their sales stock in a minimum of 75 stores in Canada would be travelling to Seattle and surrounding areas and hold educational panels and learning sessions with key stakeholders.

Alexis would also host meetings with the Washington Food Industry Association and Washington State Department of Agriculture, and arrange site visits to independent retailers, brokers and distributors.

“We hope to reduce barriers to entering new markets by exchanging knowledge, sharing insights…this mission allows us the chance to grow, innovate and foster entrepreneurship, while strengthening ties across the border.” Binny Boparai-Gill, president and co-founder, Farming Karma Fruit Company said.