Since the opening of the US$3.5 million state-of-the-art Tortuga baking facility on Retirement Road, Kingston in mid-December, 2016, sales of the Tortuga brand of products has improved. However, it is expected to reach its targeted peak in the last quarter of this year, with forecasts of record number of air and cruise ship arrivals into the Caribbean. "We have been partnering over the years with all the major cruise lines and so we are on target for tremendous growth in the last quarter of this year," said Jeffrey Hall, CEO for Jamaica Producers Group, parent company of Tortuga International Limited, manufacturer of the six flavours of Tortuga Rum Cake. According to Marcus Simmonds, CEO of Tortuga International Limited, there has been a steady growth in this category of our business year over year because of the partnership with the HSN cable station, which broadcasts to 90 million households. He said, during the Valentine and Mother's Day season, approximately 12,000 Tortuga Rum Cakes were sold on HSN in 10-minute segments on two shows. “Our Caribbean Rum Cakes remain a favourite with the hosts and viewers of HSN”, Marcus noted. In fact, reviews from HSN customers rate Tortuga Rum Cakes as a '5-star' product. Here are some of the reviews: "The cakes are delicious! Not too sweet. " "Me and my husband sent the rum cake to his dad and step-mom and they went crazy. They said that was the best present they had ever received. They said it was fresh and absolutely delicious. And they thanked us over and over again." "Wow! I really didn't expect such authentic rum from Jamaica. These little cakes are a great gift or a great snack at home for two. They have an amazing shelf life if kept in the fridge and can be fancied up with fruit. They are moist, delicious and should be a keeper. Can't wait to order more." Founded in the Cayman Islands in 1984 as the Tortuga Rum Company, Limited, Tortuga International Holdings Limited is part of Jamaica Producers Group of Companies and has bakeries and other operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. The company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, known as the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution. See www.tortugarumcakes.com or call toll free 1-877- 486-7884.
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