Marie Sharp taking Belize’s Hot Sauce to South Korea
Pioneer businesswoman Marie Sharp, proprietor of Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Limited, the Belizean company behind her world famous pepper sauce, has been invited to attend the second largest food expo in Asia. Sharp is seizing an opportunity to expand the distribution of her products to Japan, South Korea and mainland China. On Friday, Sharp travels to Seoul, South Korea where she will be networking with importers at the food show in an effort to seal several major investment deals, including the supply of her renowned pepper sauce to over three thousand McDonald’s outlet in the region. According to Sharp, the exposure will also help to boost sales on the foreign market.
Marie Sharp, Proprietor, Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods
“We are off to Seoul tomorrow and this trip is being sponsored by the Inter-American Investment Corporation together with FIMPEMI and they are paying a part of our expense of going there. This is the second largest food show in that area of Asia. Now I am very, very lucky that I was already talking to somebody out of Korea who is interested in buying my products. I was also talking to somebody out of Beijing so by getting the opportunity of going to this show I am meeting with those two people already. The one in Beijing was supposed to have started ordering already but he’s waiting to meet us before he places his first order. So I’m very excited about going to this food show because I know I’m going to come back with some purchase orders.”
A complete feature on Marie Sharp’s pepper processing plant, a local business which has been in operation since 1981, will be aired during Friday’s newscast.Email This Story