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>r RETAIL roadtown wholesale trading ltd. Road To Success Roadtown Wholesale’s variety helps it cope with competition. By Alan Dorich >> Executive Chairman Delma Maduro has been with British Virgin Islands-based food retailer Roadtown Wholesale Trading for more than 30 years. oadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd. (RTW) is a good example of how a company can grow from humble beginnings into a leader in the food and beverage business, Executive Chairman Delma Maduro says. “We are the largest in the food industry in the British Virgin Islands [BVI].” Based in Road Town, Tortola BVI, the company is a wholesaler and retailer of food, beverages and other goods. Majority Shareholder and Director Peter Haycraft founded the company in 1961. At the time, Maduro explains, Haycraft saw the need for a local wholesale food business. Two years later, company profile RTW purchased the M.V. Kilros, a cargo vessel that alRoadtown Wholesale lowed it to serve Virgin Gorda, a sister island. Trading Ltd. The company grew steadily over the years, building its Headquarters: Road Town, Tortola, first warehouse in 1970. “After several years of expanBritish Virgin Islands Employees: 400 sion and growth, in 1985, the original warehouse was Specialty: Food and beverage converted to a Cash and Carry to meet the needs of a wholesale and retail Delma Maduro, executive growing population, and it operated there for the next 23 chairman: “We are the largest in years,” RTW says. “In June 2008, RTW opened the the food industry in the British Virgin Islands.” doors of its new 18,578-square-foot Cash and Carry on an adjacent site that was acquired for that purpose.” R On Sept. 15 2010, RTW opened a flagship, state-of-the-art grocery store in Pasea Estate. The 21,000-square-foot market has its own bakery and deli; imported wine and cheese; fresh meat, poultry and fish; a floral shop and “a wide variety of grocery, spirits, tobaccos and household goods,” the company says. Maduro explains that RTW operates two divisions, Retail and Wholesale, which give the company an excellent distribution network. Its Retail division, which came into being in 1977, is branded Rite Way Food Markets and has four stores. RTW also owns a 50 percent interest in Fine Food, and is a majority shareholder in Harbour Market. “We manage all of them,” she says. > 168 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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