Cari-Med Group to build $6-billion distribution centre

Published: Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM
Source: Jamaica Gleaner

Cari-Med Group Limited is investing more than $6 billion in the development of a distribution centre in St Catherine.

The 258,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on land along Salt Pond Road in Bernard Lodge, will house the warehouses and administrative offices of the entity’s Consumer Goods Division.

The first phase of the project, for which ground was broken on Wednesday, is slated for completion in December 2020.

Cari-Med, which was established in 1986 by noted businessman Dr Glen Christian distributes a wide range of household, personal care, and pharmaceutical products, as well as foods.

The operations have grown over the years to now comprise Cari-Med Distributors, Kirk Distributors, and its export arm, Cari-Med International.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who participated in the breaking of ground for the multibillion-dollar project, hailed Cari-Med as “the sort of success story that we must replicate right across Jamaica”.

“We need more entrepreneurs like Glen Christian, who takes business not just as business … but as his passion. We need more Jamaicans like [him, who are willing] to take a risk on Jamaica to create more employment for Jamaicans and to expand the Jamaican economy,” Holness said.

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