Cash in­flux for Cows

Help to boost firm’s pro­duc­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WEEKEND BUSINESS -

P.E.I.’s well-known ice cream com­pany Cows Inc. is get­ting some fed­eral cash to help boost the com­pany’s pro­duc­tion of spe­cialty choco­late prod­ucts to meet in­creas­ing de­mand.

The At­lantic Canada Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency (ACOA) has ap­proved a loan of $65,810 to Cows Inc. to pur­chase ad­di­tional equip­ment for its choco­late pro­duc­tion. The com­pany will pro­vide the re­main­ing funds for the equip­ment costs.

“Hav­ing in­creased de­mand for our prod­ucts is cer­tainly a good thing, and we’re work­ing hard to fill that de­mand,” said Jackie McIn­tyre, CEO of Cows.

“With ACOA’s fi­nan­cial and pro­fes­sional sup­port we are able to ac­quire the nec­es­sary equip­ment to put more of our tasty treats on re­tail shelves in a faster and more ef­fi­cient man­ner.”

Start­ing with a fam­ily se­cret recipe for ice cream, Cows has grown since 1983 to in­clude ad­di­tional prod­uct lines, award-win­ning cheeses, but­ter, com­i­cal cloth­ing and prod­ucts as well as its ev­er­pop­u­lar Anne of Green Gables cho­co­lates and choco­late cov­ered chips. Cows Inc. has sea­sonal and per­ma­nent lo­ca­tions in five prov­inces across the coun­try, with its new­est lo­ca­tion in Whistler, Bri­tish Columbia. The whole­sale side of the com­pany’s busi­ness is also grow­ing and the new equip­ment is a key el­e­ment to keep­ing up with de­mand.

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