Success in Meteghan Centre: Riverside Lobster International Inc.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Riverside Lobster International Inc. is one of eleven companies that will be recognized for their export success at the upcoming Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards on Wednesday, June 14, at Pier 21 in Halifax.
A well known live lobster exporter worldwide, Riverside Lobster International Inc. takes great pride in providing their customers with a top quality product.
With products including, live lobster, frozen lobster meat and frozen lobster tails, Riverside Lobster International Inc. understands the importance of sustainability, and focus on exploring process improvements.
Q: How did you get your start in Nova Scotia?
A: We knew that the seafood in our region was great quality. When we took that into consideration, and looked at the market, we thought it would be a great export opportunity.
Q: What will be the key to your success going forward?
A: Being the best at what we do. We strive to be consistent with production, quality and innovative products for the global markets.
Q: What is the best advice for new exporters?
A: Be aware of logistic challenges and be persistent in building your reputation. A bad reputation in an international market is not something you can easily fix. It is also important to be able to adapt to changes at home and in market.
Q: How did you know exporting was right for you?
A: Local markets could not support my dream, so I sought out larger markets that offered better profit margins. Like anything else in business, it was important to spread the risk as we gain more market share.
Q: What is the best thing about being an exporter in Nova Scotia?
A: Surrounded by excellent seafood that many enjoy globally, but most importantly, the effect it has on my community.
Q: What is next for your business?
A: New investments, new markets and innovative products are just some of the future endeavours on our agenda.
Interested in export? Nova Scotia Business Inc. is dedicated to supporting the growth of business in Nova Scotia and our team of Regional Business Development Advisors is available to assess your needs and provide practical advice on taking your next steps toward growth in global markets.
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