Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Solomon Islands Russell Comeau has saluted the Solomon Noni Corporation Ltd for making a breakthrough into the US markets.
Mr Comeau visited the Solomon Noni Corporation Ltd factory recently and was excited to note that Solomon Islands noni products is now in high demand in the US markets.
The founder and owner of Solomon Noni Corporation Ltd Bodo Dettke met the US government representative on arrival and escorted him around the factory.
Comeau said he was pleased that the Wild Noni drink is now being sold directly to US consumers in hundreds of stores across the west coast, a number that continues to grow everyday.
“This is no small accomplishment given how competitive the fruit drinks space is in the US market place, and serves as a testament to the persistence and inventiveness of Wild Noni’s leadership.
“This also stands as an example to others looking to enter the US market place,” he said.
Comeau said it was a tremendous pleasure to visit Wild Noni’s processing facility in Honiara and learn more about the enterprising work being undertaken there.
He said under the leadership of Bodo Dettke, the company continues to grow exponentially, most recently with the exportation or nearly ten tons of processed noni juice bound for further processing and bottling in the United States.
“This represents jobs for Solomon Islanders, jobs for Americans, and brings the wonderful flavours of Solomon Islands to the people of the United States,” he said.
The US Chargé d’Affaires said the United States remains committed to working with Solomon Islands to increase export opportunities as such.
He said most recently they had the pleasure to send a delegation consisting of six Solomon Islands business representatives and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) on travel to the United States from October 21-27, 2023, for a market linkages and business networking study tour.