ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Dec. 13) -- The product expo and garden show of the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs as well as cutflower growers in Capiz was able to net nearly P900,000.
Information Officer Ken Queenie Cuñada of the Capiz Department of Trade and Industry said the recent four-day Capiz Product Expo posted a gross sales of P642,356.50, with furniture and other crafts accounting for 66 percent of the total sales.
In addition, she said the week-long Capiz Multi-Purpose Cooperative Garden Show was able to generate P234,927 sales.
She added that the food and wellness group products had 44 percent of the total gross sales during the event.
Among this year’s top earners are Kreyativo Handicraft, Grace 88 Shellcraft, Giner Pottery, Akoni Food Products, and Asia-Pacific Aqua Marine, Inc. (APAMI), she said
The expo was an explosion of palate and palette as 130 new products, product lines and designs were launched to the market for the first time.
Aside from the product expo, Cuñada said that there was also a garden show for the cutflower and ornamental plant growers with 13 exhibitors participated in said show.
On the other hand, Capiz DTI Director Ermelinda Pollentes revealed that the Capiz MPC is now on its 7th year of continued cutfoliage export to Japan.
Pollentes stressed that based on DTI record, the export sales of the cooperative this year alone reached $124,324.85.
She is confident that with the proactive effort of the provincial and city governments, including the Joint Chamber of Commerce, in creating and promoting an enabling business environment here, the province’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council and the will be another banner year for the Capiz MSMEs.
The Capiz Product Expo and Garden Show with a theme “Unity in Diversity” were among this year’s activities for the Sinadya sa Halaran Festival in Capiz.
The event highlighted the province’s rich and diverse local resources as well as its creative, skillful and resourceful entrepreneurs.