Tropical Orchard Products Company Limited (TOPCO) is a subsidiary of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL). Earlier this week, it announced the launch of its new range of TOPCO 1 Litre juices and juice drinks, in four delicious flavours, on the local market.
The DDL group invested G$4 billion (€16 mln) in a new Tetra Pak packaging plant, as well as a fruit processing plant in 2020. Despite of COVID-19 and its many limitations, the DDL Group remained committed to responding both to consumer demand and to a commitment made to farmers that TOPCO would provide a growing market for their produce.
The TOPCO expansion is a part of a larger five-year G$10B expansion project. DDL Executive Chairman Komal Samaroo: “Despite oil and gas, the agriculture sector must be developed.”
He added that the value-added processing of the nation’s fruits and vegetables into pulp and juices, and eventually milk supplied by local dairy farmers, for local consumption and export is a huge step in that direction.”
Prior to the expansion, TOPCO was purchasing 1 million pounds of fruits per year of cherry, passion fruit, carambola and guava from farmers. With the expansion, the volume is expected to increase to 4 million pounds per year.
The new 1 Litre TOPCO Juices provide a practical and nutritious ready-to-drink product for which there is an increased demand both locally and in the region. TOPCO’s progression into the 1 Litre category makes it a healthy juice choice for the entire family, as these juices are also rich in vitamin C to boost your immune system.
The new 1 Litre juices and juice drinks are available in four fruity delicious flavours – Pineapple, Orange, Orange Unsweetened and Cherry, and are now available at leading supermarkets countrywide.