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The Next Generation Supermarket

The Next Generation Supermarket

Rajiv Diptee, President – The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT). The supermarket of the future – this cutting-edge concept will combine traditional brick-and-mortar stores with efficient, convenient, enjoyable shopping experiences. Digital disruption in the supermarket Are supermarkets harnessing digital trends to expand market share? According to Diptee, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the introduction of apps, websites, […]

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March 20th, 2024

Empowering Consumers in T&T

Empowering Consumers in T&T

Like many other countries, Trinidad and Tobago has implemented legislation to safeguard consumer rights and establish avenues for recourse in case of infringement. Consumers in T&T are entitled to certain rights to ensure their safety, satisfaction, and access to essential goods and services. These include the Right to Safety, the Right to Complain, the Right to Choose, the Right to […]

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March 20th, 2024

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) Message

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) Message

A Resilient Retail Odyssey In the ever-evolving landscape of Trinidad and Tobago’s retail sector, we find ourselves embarking on a dynamic and transformative journey. Winds of change compel businesses to not only weather the shifts but to thrive despite them. This pivotal moment calls for adaptation, innovation and the wholehearted embrace of new strategies. We must first acknowledge the web […]

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March 20th, 2024

The Next-Generation Supermarket

The Next-Generation Supermarket

By Natalie Dookie Rajiv DipteePresidentThe Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) The supermarket of the future – this cutting-edge concept will combine traditional brick-and-mortar stores with efficient, convenient, enjoyable shopping experiences. Digital disruption in the supermarket Are supermarkets harnessing digital trends to expand market share? According to Diptee, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the introduction of apps, websites, […]

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January 14th, 2024

Top Manufacturing Predictions for the Next Decade

Top Manufacturing Predictions for the Next Decade

By Natalie Dookie Roger RoachPresidentTrinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) The manufacturing sector continues to surpass expectations. In preparation for Industry 4.0, local manufacturers are leveraging technology, building supply chain resilience, and adopting new strategies.The future is now. What are the trends shaping the future of manufacturing in Trinidad and Tobago? Industry 4.0 is at our doorstep and the use […]

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January 14th, 2024

Trinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices

Trinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices

Nirmalla DebysinghTrinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices What is the T&T Standard for Good Agricultural Practices – Fresh Produce Requirements (TTS 648:2020)? The Trinidad and Tobago Standard for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) – Fresh Produce Requirements (TTS 648:2020) establishes minimum requirements of good agricultural practices for fresh produce at production, harvesting, post-harvest handling, packaging, storage, or transportation stages. […]

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March 2nd, 2023

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

INTERVIEW Tricia CoosalPresident, Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and last year 2021, Trinidad and Tobago took its first step on the road to pandemic recovery with its mass vaccination campaign, ‘Vaccinate to Operate.’ From that point to now, a few other obstacles have been tossed along the path. […]

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February 27th, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)

From Recovery to the Future The theme of this year’s edition of the Who’s Who in Trinidad and Tobago Business magazine, ‘T&T Fast Forwarding into 2023’ appears to be a needed and natural extension of the national mandate that sought to put the country on the road to pandemic recovery over the course of 2021-22. While strides have been made […]

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January 4th, 2023

KC – Celebrating 100 Years of Sweet Success

KC – Celebrating 100 Years of Sweet Success

INTERVIEW In 1922 Abdul and Zainab Khan started a candy-making business at their home, located in the heart of the sugar belt, the Khans first sold sweets by biking across Couva. As KC Candy commemorates its 100th anniversary, Satnarine Bachew, Chief Executive Officer, shares how the company moved from these humble beginnings to become a global exporter. Establishing a global […]

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November 7th, 2022

Gabrielle Agostini

Gabrielle Agostini

“As an individual, above all, keep pushing forward. Keep setting your goals, just have it in your mind, and keep pushing, it’s okay to fail once you learn from it.” Gabrielle AgostiniChief Operating Officer (COO)CGA Ltd. (CGA) Starting as a collective under the name Coconut Growers Association, CGA Ltd. has been pressing coconut oil since 1937 but has recently embarked […]

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February 9th, 2022

Production and retail distribution

Production and retail distribution

INTERVIEW: Nirmalla Debysingh -Persad CEO, National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many sectors but it has given the agribusiness (production and retail distribution) sector in Trinidad and Tobago a push as many persons are now encouraged to buy local. As Nirmalla Debysingh-Persad, CEO of National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) pointed out, “The […]

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February 7th, 2022

Manufacturing Sector Views 2022 With Renewed Sense of Optimism

Manufacturing Sector Views 2022 With Renewed Sense of Optimism

As the third-largest contributor to Trinidad and Tobago’s Gross Domestic Product, the country’s manufacturing sector is important and dynamic but with the unfortunate occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, how has the sector taken the blow? Impact of COVID-19 Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) President, Tricia Coosal, has indicated that despite the significant COVID-19 challenges, the manufacturing industry was able […]

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January 31st, 2022

Rachel Renie and David Thomas – Founders of D’Market Movers

Rachel Renie and David Thomas – Founders of D’Market Movers

Where agriculture and entrepreneurship meet technology and innovation. Both Rachel Renie and David Thomas have always been passionate about local food. “Our business is centred on health and convenience, and our mission – to make the freshest, healthiest ingredients readily available to our customers by delivering directly to their doorsteps.” When Rachel and David co-founded D’Market Movers in 2009, they […]

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January 31st, 2022

Resilience and Recovery… The Path Ahead

Resilience and Recovery… The Path Ahead

As the curtain fell on 2020, many looked toward the coming new year with renewed hope. The sheer trauma that COVID-19 has caused to both society and the individual shook the nation to its proverbial knees. The die that caste essentials from non-essentials with the restrictions that followed could surely be the worse of the pandemic that we ever hoped […]

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September 22nd, 2021

Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA

Tricia Coosal appointed 65th President of the TTMA

“To you the business community, in my capacity as President, I am committed to ensure an enabling environment is created. This allows for trade to prosper and grow, our manufacturing industry to expand and operate in a less than optimal environment, for the non-energy manufacturing sector to realize its potential to expand exports and to assist in the diversification policies […]

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April 8th, 2021

Halotherapy Solutions – Improve Lung Health The Natural Way

Halotherapy Solutions – Improve Lung Health The Natural Way

Managing Director of Somasu Selective Sourcing, Shaliza Baksh Subnaik announced via her company’s Facebook page recently that she was pleased to introduce their latest offering to the region, Halotherapy Solutions Caribbean, the regional distributor of the Halotherapy Solutions line of products for humans and pets. So just what is Halotherapy? It was originally “discovered” in the 1800s in Eastern Europe […]

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January 20th, 2021

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