Canada and Ontario supporting agri-food processor in Belleville
That would create new jobs, increase productivity and strengthen Donini Chocolate's competitive advantage in the sale and manufacturing of liquid chocolate.
An investment of $127,000 through the Growing Forward 2 program will support Donini Chocolate's plans to continue to grow and expand by creating five new full-time positions; increasing automation and labour productivity; enhancing processing capacity to meet needs of domestic customers; and expanding international sales through new business with a major U.S. chain.
Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial funding program that encourages innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri-products sector.
The investment in Donini Chocolate builds on support for other eastern Ontario-based companies that have received funding through Growing Forward 2 as part of a $1.9 million dollar investment in eastern Ontario's agri-food sector. ■