Why is Red Stripe returning to Jamaica

Peter Phillips Iu would want us to believe Ja is making economic progress hence the decision to return manufacturing here.. That is not entirely true folks. Red Stripe recently completed their Co-generation CHP plant. This is a plant that provides Heat , Power and Refrigeration needs for the company. This has resulted in a significant drop in its energy cost as they no longer use JPS as their main source of power. The plant which was designed to use LNG currently uses LPG which a bit more expensive and reduces the efficiency of the plant but it still is better that JPS by a lot.

This much lower energy cost has reduce the cost of Manufacturing for Red Stripe, which has facilitated the return of Manufacturing to the plant.

When LNG is available this plant will produce energy at an even lower cost

Now for the major reason

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – The London-based alcohol company, Diageo, the parent company of Red Stripe, is facing a lawsuit in the United States for reportedly misleading consumers into believing that the beer is made in Jamaica.

The lawsuit, filed by two persons in a US Federal court last week, takes aim at the Red Stripe promotion in the US which calls the beer a “Jamaican Style Lager” that contains the taste of Jamaica.

The lawsuit says the promotion is misleading because Red Stripe supplied in the US market is not made in Jamaica, but instead in Pennsylvania. Red Stripe made the decision to start producing its signature beer destined for the US market in that US city in 2012.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/Lawsuit-for-parent-company-of-Red-Stripe-_19222236

 

Happy for the jobs but don’t mislead the public.

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