Cash influx for Cows
Help to boost firm’s production
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.