Condor Ferries is looking for local producers to broaden the range stocked on their fleet so that visitors can "experience or taste" the Channel Islands' quality.
The ferry company is inviting applications from pan-island businesses, including Sark and Alderney, to supply items either locally made or produced that are suitable for sale at its onboard retail outlets, restaurants and port cafés.
These will be considered at procurement meetings to be held in Guernsey and Jersey later this Summer.
Paul Luxon, Condor’s CEO, said he wanted visitors to experience the Channel Islands before they reach their destination as well as on their way home again, and hopes to see a positive response from the initiative.
Pictured: Paul Luxon, Condor CEO.
"We have always looked to list and promote local items and currently stock a small range on board Rapide, Clipper and Liberation but would like to extend this to showcase to visitors the best the Islands can offer," Mr Luxon said.
"As a company with over 72 years’ history locally ourselves, we are keen to work in partnership with other businesses and are planning ahead for the 2020 season."
As part of the procurement process, applicants will have to submit requests by email before 31 July. They will then be invited to attend a meeting in either Guernsey or Jersey in August or September where their locally made or produced items will be considered.
"Whilst we cannot guarantee any listings at this stage as any new product would have to be compliant with regulations for sale on-board, a good fit commercially and the additional consideration of logistics, we are optimistic of seeing an increased range on offer through this initiative," Mr Luxon said.
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