Summer's Gold Honey Company, located in Merlin, Ontario, is celebrating an expansion of their honey products into 70 stores across Ontario thanks to new contracts signed with both Loblaws and Sobeys. A family-owned company, Summer’s Gold Honey are producers, packers, wholesalers and retailers of some of the finest honey Canada has to offer. The honey has already started to be shipped to stores and can be found on shelves as far as Ottawa Valley.
“We were really happy when we secured the one contract with Loblaws, but to then also have Sobeys sign on in the same week put us over the moon,” said Mike Davidson, Owner of Summer’s Gold Honey Company. “This expansion will be huge for us as we had the capacity and now it means we can deliver more of our amazing product to more people.”
Even with all of the growth, Mike still plans to continue to offer the same great local service that Summer’s Gold Honey has become famous for.
“Oh yes, we will still be delivering to homes in the area. We have long-standing customers that we value because they have been with us for the entire journey and we want them to know that we are still there for them,” said Davidson.
“Mike and Pamela have been working incredibly hard to get to this stage of their business growth. I have been working with them for over a year now and it’s such a delight to see all of their hard work pay off,” said Rosemarie Montgomery, Economic Development Officer for Chatham-Kent Economic Development. “It was just last year that we presented them with the Starter Company Plus grant and now we are seeing that investment pay off as their business is scaling up.”
“Thank you so much to Rosemarie and the Municipality for their help. The Small Business Centre has been invaluable as a resource and we would not be nearly as far along our path of growth without their help,” said Davidson. “If there are any businesses or entrepreneurs looking for help, I would highly recommend that they reach out to the centre.”
As Summer’s Gold Honey continues to scale, Mike has promised to continue to do his best to source products and services locally.
“We have great relationships with local suppliers, graphic designers, printers, and so many other services. It’s our dream to provide for the world, but also to shop local,” said Davidson. “It’s just a part of who we are. It’s a part of our family culture.”
For more information on Summer’s Gold Honey, visit them online at www.summersgoldhoney.ca.
- In December of 2018, Summer’s Gold Honey received their Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFA) designation
- Summer’s Gold Honey has also expanded their products into a line of very popular wedding favours, wax blocks, and lip balm
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