Three B.C. export companies are finalists for a 2023 BC Export Award in consumer products.
This category recognizes a company or organization that specializes in and exports end products for direct-to-consumer or retail markets. The winner will be announced at an in-person daytime awards event Feb. 10 at the Terminal City Club.
The finalists are:
Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd.
Naturally Homegrown Foods (Hardbite brand) is a high-growth snack food company focused on developing, producing and marketing products that appeal to consumers’ growing preferences in better-for-you snacks. As of August 2022, they distribute products broadly across Canada, the U.S., Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. In the coming months, they will begin to export to Australia and Mexico.
Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc.
Tru Earth exports eco-friendly CPG products to 77 countries. Their primary market entry is e-commerce, however they now have distribution in-country in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iceland, Qatar, Czech Republic and Portugal. The U.S. is their largest export market; the U.K. and Australia come next. They have distribution centres and ship to retailers utilizing well-respected and organized distributors.
The WTFast mission is to connect anyone to anywhere, faster! WTFast technology is delivered to gamers through an easy PC download, a mobile client and soon via router or modem. Their GPN is powered by real-time measurements and artificial intelligence to deliver a faster and smoother connection for gamers to help them win when they play competitive online games. The next iteration of their technology includes not only optimizing connections, but also equalizing the network to ensure true skills-based competition. Their partners include Singtel, Cox Communications and Optus.
One of these three companies will be recognized with the annual Consumer Products Award, presented by EDC, as part of the BC Export Awards, which take place in Vancouver on Feb. 10 and recognize excellence in exporting across eight categories.
The award recipient in each category is eligible to be recognized as the 2023 BC Export Awards’ Exporter of the Year.