Seven Island businesses headed to Quebec to sell P.E.I. products.
Seven Island businesses will be heading out on a sales mission to Montreal, Que., Oct. 23 to 27, hoping to sell their products or services. The P.E.I. companies involve hand-made jewelry, steel-toed boots, bamboo bicycles, blueberries, hands-free doors, vinyl record pressing and fresh vegetable baskets.
This is the third time that RDÉE Prince Edward Island is organizing such a mission for businesses that have a francophone capacity.
“Our participants mostly all end up signing sales contracts that diversify their markets,” says Robert Maddix, the economic development officer co-ordinating these missions. “The average sales racked up during our first two missions were about $28,000 per participant.”
The Quebec company hired to organize business meetings between the P.E.I. participants and potential Montreal buyers, has lined up meetings with 64 clients.
Jacintha Deboer from RJ Distribution, and sales mission co-ordinator, Robert Maddix, look over some samples of the Atlantic Safety Wear steel-toed boots that Deboer will be bringing to Montreal.