Widely regarded as the most high-profile local effort in recent years to popularise locally manufactured products, primarily agro-produce, fresh greens and vegetables, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and craft, the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association’s (GMSA) UNCAPPED Marketplace will make its third appearance in three successive years on Sunday March 31 at the National Stadium, Providence.
Stabroek Business has learnt that apart from the 70 product providers in the small business sector who have signed up to participate in the event, some of the more high-profile businesses in the productive sector including Sterling Products, National Milling Company, Banks DIH Ltd and Demerara Distillers Ltd are expected to participate in the event. A no less significant aspect of this weekend’s event will be a fresh vegetables and fruit market that will see participation from Regions Three, Four and Five, which is being organised by the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC).
This Sunday’s fourth staging of the UNCAPPED event is being sponsored by the GMSA, Sterling Products Ltd, ExxonMobil, Sagacity Inc and Star Party Rentals. It will bring together local agro-processors and farmers, among others, to maximise the marketing of local farm and manufactured products. The event, apart from raising consumer awareness of the range of local products available on the market, also affords opportunity for wholesalers and retailers to contemplate the placement of a broader range of local goods on supermarket shelves…..