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Where We’ve Been 2018-01-31T10:22:41+00:00

This year, the company celebrates its 23rd year of service to its hospitality and retail trade customers. CPJ is the purveyor of choice for food, non-food, beverages, wine, and spirits as well as the leading manufacturer of meats & juices sold both locally and throughout the Caribbean. Company headquarters is located in Montego Freeport, St. James.

This main hub of the distribution and manufacturing sector of the business encompasses 125,000 sq. ft. of refrigerated and dry warehouse, office and manufacturing space. In addition, there are 20,000 sq. ft. of satellite warehouses, including a private bonded warehouse. CPJ has been manufacturing juice concentrate and slush specifically for the hotel industry since 1999, expanding to retail trade under the Cariburst® brand thirteen years later. CPJ listed on the Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange (JSE) on July 20th, 2011, in line with its vision to expand into new ventures and markets. In 2012, CPJ opened CPJ Market, Deli and CRU Bar + Kitchen in Kingston.

CPJ began processing and distributing its own branded meat products including hamburgers, sausages, bacon and ready-to-cook pork products in 2013. In 2014, the company formed CPJ St. Lucia, a joint venture with the Duboulay family, former owners of the Duboulay Bottling Company. CPJ St. Lucia began operating a 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Castries as a food service distributor, selling products, including produce, primarily to the St. Lucian tourism sector. Today, CPJ distributes over 3000 SKUs, inclusive of many internationally renowned brands.

2016

Dr. David Lowe's promotion marks the first time that a non-founder has taken on the CEO role at the Montego Bay-based company.

Dr. Lowe Appointment to CEO

Before joining CPJ, Lowe worked in agriculture as project manager for the Agro-Investment Corporation. Prior to that, in 2007, Lowe was chairman of the Agricultural Development Corporation, having already worked at Eden Gardens during its start-up phase in developing real estate and entering the Kingston hospitality market.

2015

CPJ Celebrates 20th Anniversary at it's New Kingston Subsidiary - CRUBAR & Kitchen

Celebrated Our 20th Anniversary

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2014

In Montego Bay, CPJ expanded further and built an additional 10,000 sq ft warehouse to facilitate production materials and dry goods.

10,000 sq. ft. Warehouse

In Montego Bay, CPJ expanded further and built an additional 10,000 sq ft warehouse to facilitate production materials and dry goods; in addition, a staff wellness centre was constructed which includes a gym and a modern staff canteen.

CPJ St Lucia began its foodservice operations for institutional customers in July 2014 and currently it has a staff complement of 32.

2013

CPJ won the Eddie Hall Award from the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) for Best New Manufacturer of the Year.

Eddie Hall Award

CPJ won the Eddie Hall Award from the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) for Best New Manufacturer of the Year.

2012

The food processing plant was constructed and CPJ now sells a wide range of beef and pork products to both the hospitality industry and the retail public.

Beef & Pork Products

The food processing plant was constructed and CPJ now sells a wide range of beef and pork products to both the hospitality industry and the retail public. CPJ Market opened in Kingston giving the retail public access to CPJ’s full range of products including CPJ branded bacon, hamburgers, sausages, and ham.

CRU Bar + Kitchen also opened and quickly became Kingston’s finest rooftop bar and restaurant.!

2000

The Company constructed a 1,000 sq. ft. freezer at the LOJ complex. It began selling seafood and dairy products.

Storage

The Company constructed a 1,000 sq. ft. freezer at the LOJ complex. It began selling seafood and dairy products. Today CPJ’s cold storage and manufacturing plant is approximately 50,000 sq ft and the Company sells a wide range of products including meats, seafood, dairy and frozen groceries.

2003

CPJ introduced Red Bull to Jamaica which at the time was the only canned beverage on the market.

Red Bull

CPJ introduced Red Bull to Jamaica which at the time was the only canned beverage on the market. This product brought CPJ recognition in the local retail market, Red Bull sales skyrocketed and Jamaica became the 5th largest consumer per capita of Red Bull in the Americas

2006

The Company built a 28,000 sq. ft. refrigerated warehouse which was quickly followed by a second multipurpose 26,000 sq. ft.

28,000 sq. ft. Refrigerated Warehouse

The Company built a 28,000 sq. ft. refrigerated warehouse which was quickly followed by a second multipurpose 26,000 sq. ft. warehouse in 2011.

2011

As part of its expansion strategy CPJ listed on the Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange. The listing was very successful and oversubscribed.

Best Junior Company 2011

As part of its expansion strategy, CPJ listed on the Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange. The listing was very successful and oversubscribed. Since listing on the JSE, CPJ has won three JSE Junior Market Best Practices awards: Overall Best Junior company 2011 and Best Website 2011 & 2013.

1999

CPJ constructed a Juice plant to produce locally the juice concentrates for the Beverage System programs used by hotel food and beverage outlets.

Beverage System Programs

CPJ constructed a Juice plant to produce locally the juice concentrates for the Beverage System programs used by hotel food and beverage outlets. Today CPJ supplies the majority of the hotel sector locally as well as 4 other countries in the Caribbean.

1997

CPJ began supplying the hospitality industry with a complete line of Beverage System juices featuring an institutional brand called Cloudburst.

Hospitality Industry

CPJ began supplying the hospitality industry with a complete line of Beverage System juices featuring an institutional brand called Cloudburst.

1996

CPJ began distribution of wines to the hotel industry. Today CPJ represents many of the top producers of wine and internationally recognized spirit brands and is considered the leading importer of wines and spirits in Jamaica.

Wines in the Hotel Industry

CPJ began distribution of wines to the hotel industry. Today CPJ represents many of the top producers of wine and internationally recognized spirit brands and is considered the leading importer of wines and spirits in Jamaica.

1994

Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) was first conceptualized by Mark Hart & Thomas (Tom) Tyler. Both envisioned a vertically integrated company that would focus on providing the hospitality industry with consistent service and quality products.

Establishing the Foundation

CPJ started operations selling a container of Eversoft toilet paper from a 10,000 sq ft warehouse in the Sagicor Complex (formerly known as LOJ complex) located in Montego Freeport. CPJ then expanded its products to include a full range of paper products, dry goods, canned goods and condiments over the next two years.