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A1 Kava & Spice Dealer Excited For Exporter Awards

First time applicants A1 Kava & Spice Dealer are excited to be part of the 2015 Westpac Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards this Saturday. The Awards will be
03 Nov 2015 08:19
A1 Kava & Spice Dealer Excited For Exporter Awards
Sun drying Kava

First time applicants A1 Kava & Spice Dealer are excited to be part of the 2015 Westpac Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards this Saturday.

The Awards will be held at the Sheraton Convention Centre on Denarau Island.

The kava and spice exporter has applied for the General award, Special award and Sector award categories.

Managing director Arunesh Chand said this was the first time the company was applying for the awards and was very excited to be given such a large platform for recognition.

The Government has also played a vital role in helping the company.

Mr Chand said: “The Company would like to whole-heartedly thank the Government of Fiji and especially to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the much-needed funding.

“This was in securing a 4 tonne truck with a container to carry our goods from Vanua Levu to Viti Levu for export.

“The work is much easier now with the brand new truck.”

 

About A1 Kava & Spice Dealer

‘A1 Kava & Spice Dealer’ is a newly-established export-oriented business; exporting premium quality Fiji Kava and Spices which includes Indian herbs and seasoning.

The company exports to Kiribati, Tuvalu, New Zealand and now to the United States of America.

The A-grade Kava is selected, pounded, vacuum packed, labelled and sent to these countries on a monthly basis.

The leftover Kava is sold locally in Central and Western Viti Levu.

The Kava, Turmeric and Cinnamon is purchased from farmers living in the interior of Vanua Levu and processed at the company’s processing facility located in Bulileka Labasa.

Mr Chand said: “A1 Kava & Spice Dealer has established mutual agreements with Kava farmers around Vanua Levu to purchase their Kava at a better price then what they are currently selling to the middleman.

“We mainly focus on generating ideas on product value adding, conducting marketing researches, and improving the quality and standard of the product to meet customers’ wants. “

He added the overall intention is to increase export and earn better foreign exchange as well as provide full-time employment and steady income to the community involved.

Feedback:  rachael.nath@fijisun.com.fj

 




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