Scotch Boyz expands distribution to 300 new U.S. doors

Scotch Boyz expands distribution to 300 new U.S. doors

Scotch Boyz co-founders (from left) Kemar Swaby, Neil Hudson, Matthew Wallace and Drew Gray. (File photo)

BY JULIAN RICHARDSON Online content manager [email protected]

May 4, 2024

MONTEGO BAY, St. James – Jamaican sauce maker Scotch Boyz is expanding distribution in the United States as the product will be marketed in 300 World Market stores across the North American country.

Scotch Boyz co-founder Neil Hudson made this known to the Jamaican observer on the sidelines of the ongoing Ernst & Young (EY) Caribbean Strategic Growth Forum in Montego Bay, St James.

“We just got into World Market, which is another 300 stores, and we have a major distributor, KeHE, who has 30,000 customers, who are working with us to get us into (those stores),” Hudson said.

It is the latest move by the sauce maker to meet the growing demand for its products.

In April last year, Scotch Boyz was launched in 600 stores of US retail giant Target thanks to the support of the Shae Moisture Next Black Millionaire’s programme.

The company, which sources raw materials from more than 200 local farmers, has also entered into a partnership with Agro-Investment Limited, which will see it ramp up its agro-processing activities through the lease of five hectares of land at Ebony Agro-Park in Clarendon. It uses the land to grow a variety of Scotch bonnet peppers, which play an important role in its range of sauces and jerk seasonings.

Scotch Boyz’s Jamaican jerk seasoning ranked 29th in the US People magazine‘s top 50 food favorites in 2023.

As the company continues to pursue partnerships to expand its distribution, it also wants to diversify.

“We are also working on new products outside of sauces, so keep an eye out for that,” Hudson said Observer.

Scotch Boyz is among the nominees for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Jamaica, the winner of which will be announced on Saturday during an awards gala that will culminate the four-day Strategic Growth Forum at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall.

According to the Scotch Boyz website, the company can produce up to 80,000 bottles per day.

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