Local Rum Cakes Business Goes International
Owners Don and Linda Martin of Tropicakes S.A. are excited to announce their recent approval for an export license for their rum cakes made in Costa Rica business, that they envision will soon be marketed all over the world. Currently, their Rainforest Rum Cakes are available only locally, but with their new export license, especially difficult to obtain on food products, Don and Linda have plans to rapidly expand sales internationally.
To facilitate this distribution for individual consumers and retailers, a Consumers Online Store section has been set up on the website, www.costaricarumcakes.com, and in a few days, it will be activated with a shopping cart and checkout engine as one of the options for all his visitors.
No stranger to the food and bakery business, Don’s family’s talents goes back four generations to the Frisch Bakeries in Detroit, Michigan in the United States – the rum cake recipes being handed down from generation to generation.
“Tropicakes” are produced exclusively in Costa Rica at the Spoon Bakery and are currently being sold through tourism retailers within the country. Recently, the exclusive Britt Stores in the San Jose International Airport have started carrying the line of original flavor, mocha and coconut varieties of rum cakes. Britt plans to expand to more stores within the country. Also, the Tropicakes dedicated promotional staff is finalizing plans for their 16 and 33 ounce rum cakes to be distributed by the Auto Mercado chain of Costa Rican supermarkets.
Don says, “My goal is to position our Tropicakes, aka Rainforest Rum Cakes, to compete with Tortuga Rum Cakes, Bacardi Rum Cakes, and others that have dominated this tasty market! And I want to do it from the country I love, Costa Rica. In fact, Tropicakes SA has been awarded a Founding Partner status of AMIGOS de los Parques Nacionales. We donate a portion of the sale of every Rainforest Rum Cake toward the preservation of Costa Rica’s pristine, yet endangered rainforests and national parks.”
Don relates that when he and Linda would visit the Cayman Islands in years past, they were amazed to see visitors buying 6 rum cakes at a time to take back home with them. They envision the same for Costa Rican tourists, in their dream for going international. It’s been a challenge, but now, everything’s in place.
Also, check out Don and Linda’s Caribbean Vacation Rental website!
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