PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) based Paradise Foods Limited (PFL) is keen to distribute more of its products directly into Solomon Islands market through collaboration with local distributors.
PFL revealed this during a meeting with our Solomon Islands High Commissioner to PNG His Excellency William Soaki early this week in Port Moresby.
Mr Soaki met with PFL Group chief executive officer Michael Penrose and general manager marketing Roger Harwood.
Mr Soaki told Solomon Star that the brief discussion was based mainly on trade and business opportunities in order to connect Paradise Foods Ltd with appropriate authorities in Solomon Islands to further establish meaningful collaboration with interested local distributors.
“Discussions were focused on the distribution of Paradise Foods Limited products in Solomon Islands in direct collaboration with local distributors.
“The High Commission Office will be happy to connect interested local businesses with Paradise Foods Limited,” His Excellency Mr Soaki said.
He said Paradise Foods Limited products have been exported to Solomon Islands previously through their agent in Australia to a distributor in Solomon Islands.
Given that Paradise Foods Limited is fully aware of the MSG Free Trade Agreement, the country’s envoy in PNG also encouraged and invited the CEO and his team to visit Solomon Islands and look at the opportunities.
“I also invited the CEO and GM to visit Solomon Islands to meet with local stakeholders and look at the potential opportunities,” Mr Soaki said.
Paradise Foods Limited is the oldest established food manufacturing business in PNG and employs hundreds of Papua New Guineans.
The company produces and sells products ranging from biscuits, snacks, beverages, chocolates, ice-cream and many more.
The company was established in 1930s.
By MOFFAT MAMU