The world is on pause as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 Pandemic worldwide. This pandemic is affecting the health of the public, and it’s also impacting the economy. According to Google, “since the first week of February, search interest in coronavirus increased by +260% globally.”
Businesses are closed or have slowed down and things are pretty much on a “wait to see” basis. Here in Jamaica, we have over 60 positive cases confirmed and business and individuals can’t help but be worried about this “new normal” and the changes it will bring.
One local company, Caribbean Producers (Jamaica) Ltd (CPJ) have answered the call to help with the economic burdens to offer a few of their products at a discounted rate in what they call “Box Deals”. The CPJ Box Deals are offered at their main locations in Kingston and Montego Bay and run from 11 am- 4 pm daily.
Haute People was able to speak with Candace Hart of the CPJ team who shared the following:
” The box deals were actually the brainchild of some of our key team members. We saw we would have a lot of overstock of inventory when hotels shut down. As a company, we made a conscious decision to price almost all of the items we offered at or below cost in order to help the community. We know the impact of tourism on the economy first hand. We feel it every day in a palpable way and we know that without it, there are many people with little or no income. Those people form a network that supports the tourism product as a whole and therefore our business, and we wanted the benefit of inexpensive food to be felt by them, to help in a direct way with their out of pocket expenses and put food on their tables”.
In these deals, individuals can get their favorite products ranging from Jumbo Shrimp to Wine and now even cheese, just in time for Easter! Some of the CPJ Box Deals include:
– Fish Box
– Seafood Box
– Easter Box
– Mutton Box
– Oxtail Box
I was recently gifted the Fish Box to try for myself which contains 5lbs fries, Tilapia, 1lb Fish, Coconut Milk, 2 pks of Pasta and Wine. Please click the link below to check out the unboxing.
To purchase these boxes, visit @cpj_ltd to see what deals are available in Kingston and Montego Bay and the times for each deal.
CPJ is also offering Curbside pick up where your order your boxes and arrive at the location and pay from the comfort of your car while the box is being loaded. Be sure to check out the CPJ Box Deals as a cheaper alternative to picking up your favourite food items.
Thanks to CPJ for sponsoring this post.