The Buy Local Week, organized by the Ministry of Economic Development, Planning, Trade and Cooperatives began on Monday, 1 February and ends on 7 February 2016 with the Made in Grenada Expo at the Grenada National Stadium.
The main purpose of the buy local initiative is to seek support from the general public for products that are locally produced. This, in the long run, will increase growth, enhance the competitiveness of the Nation’s manufacturing sector and increase employment.
During the week, a series of exhibitions will be held at all retail outlets participating in this venture. Local exhibitors will be set up at the entrance of supermarkets, offering samples while promoting their products to the public.
The supermarkets supporting the venture so far are: Andall and Associates, The Food Fair, Foodland, Kalico and the Marketing and National Importing Board.
The Buy Local week will end with the Made in Grenada Expo at the National Stadium on Independence Day, 7 February, where over 50 manufacturers will be displaying their products and services. There will be entertainment and special attractions for children. The festivities will end at 7 pm with fireworks. The public is asked to support what’s made in Grenada.
The following is the schedule for the series of exhibitions:
|Thursday, 4 February 2016||The Food Fair, The Carenage||3 to 5 pm|
|Foodland, Market Square||3 to 6 pm|
|Andall & Associates||3 to 5 pm|
|Friday, 5 February 2016||The Food Fair, Grand Anse||2 to 5 pm|
|Foodland, Kirani James Blvd||3 to 6 pm|
Ministry of Finance & Energy