Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) was founded in April 1994 by Mark Hart and Thomas Tyler as an institutional food service distributor selling consumable products to the hospitality industry. CPJ is recognized nationally as a leading food, non-food, wines & spirits distributor for major, internationally renowned brands. It now manufactures its own line of beverages and meat products.
As a strategic decision to ensure growth the Company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) on July 20th, 2011. CPJ prides itself as a customer focused, service oriented organization and its portfolio of products and services are known to meet or exceed the needs of its customers’ in both the institutional and local retail market.
As a dynamic company, we continue to improve the efficiency of our operations and the service we provide our customers. We are now Jamaica’s leading foodservice distributor and the fastest growing distributor in the retail sector.
As a testament to our focus on customer service, we have been awarded The JHTA Purveyor of the Year Award more than 7 times in 10 years.
The company is located in the Montego Freeport, St. James in over 120,000 sq. ft. of space, housing offices, manufacturing plants and refrigerated and dry warehouse space. CPJ is one of the largest local distributors of wines and spirits and distributes globally recognised brands, namely Bacardi, Grey Goose, Dewar’s, Rémy Cointreau, Yellow Tail, Concha y Toro, Taittinger and Louis Latour. In December 2012 in its quest to establish itself in the retail market CPJ opened its retail store CPJ Market with The Deli and CRU Bar and Kitchen at Courtyard 71 located at 71 Lady Musgrave Road adjacent to New Kingston. In the last quarter of the year, CPJ began planning the opening of CPJ St. Lucia.
Jamaica Stock Exchange – Junior Market
The only constant here at CPJ is change. Indeed, the most significant among the changes was the Company’s listing on the Junior Stock Exchange in July 2011. CPJ’s IPO has been described as the most successful listing on the Exchange to-date, and we would like to sincerely thank our new shareholders and other business partners for the confidence that they have shown in the Company.
Having raised $420,000,000.00 in Capital, CPJ has immediately embarked upon its expansion mission outlined in the IPO Prospectus. We expect to open our flagship CPJ Market Store in Kingston during the second quarter 2012, and shortly after began production at our state-of-the-art Food-Processing Plant currently under construction in Montego Bay.