The Co-op Mart returns this Saturday, February 9, on the grounds of the Barbados Transport Co-operative Society Limited at Durants, Christ Church, opposite the Barbados Golf Club.
All Barbadians and visitors alike are encouraged to come out and experience the new Co-op Mart that will feature a variety of stalls with various specialties, including craft, beverages, fruits, quality T-Shirts, bags, vegetables and other farming produce bags. It will run from 8.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.
Among the entrepreneurs participating in the Co-Op Mart are: Premium Treasures – locally made syrup and vinaigrette; Heritage Teas – teas and cocoas; Froots A.D. – fruit and vegetable juices; Kaldayo Designs – cosmetic bags, beach bags and hand bags. A number of small farmers will also be present.
The initiative is the brainchild of the Co-operatives Development Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Co-operatives Department of the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce.
It aims to heighten awareness about co-operatives and enterprising entrepreneurs in the marketplace, while giving them another platform to exhibit goods and services.
The month-long Co-op Mart, is expected to run until Saturday, March 3.