Amazon Caribbean (Amcar) took its canned Wild Acai Hearts of Palm and other products to the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore, USA recently, where it was the only company representing not just Guyana, but the entire Caribbean.
According to an Amcar press release, the international food show was dedicated to all natural, heathy and organic products for the North American market.
Amcar, which began harvesting and canning Hearts of Palm in Guyana since 1987, said it had recently added byproducts of açai berry, pineapple, mango and other tropical fruits to its product range.
The company said its two factories in Region One (Barima/Waini) provide employment for 85 staff as well as some 200 freelance pickers.
Amcar’s Heart of Palm is canned specifically for export, mainly to Europe.
Meanwhile, according to the press release, the company is scheduled to attend another expo in France this month.