Citrus Growers Association (CGA) was formed in 1944 and is operated
along cooperative lines, with its membership comprising all
commercial citrus growers in Jamaica who are registered members of
There are presently some 5,200 registered growers representing a
vast majority of citrus farmers in the island.
The Citrus Growers Association owns three subsidiary Companies.
Jamaica Citrus Growers
Growers Limited was established as limited
liability company on December 19, 1949 and has been
engaged in the business of processing, packing and marketing of
citrus products since 1951 and chilled beverages since 1962
OVERVIEW OF THE OPERATION
The company's factory and main offices are located on
acres of land near the town of Bog Walk, St, Catherine that is
approximately 25 miles northwest of Kingston along the main road
from Kingston to Ocho Rios on the north coast of the island.
The Company was established to provide an outlet for
Citrus farmers to sell their surplus fruit in the height of the
citrus bearing season.
The fruit is processed in frozen concentrate citrus juices that are
sold on the local and international markets and also used by the
company in the manufacturing of its own chilled beverage products.
The capacity for processing citrus fruit is approximately 60,000
field boxes per week (a box of orange of Ortanique contain 90 pounds
of fruit and a box of grapefruit 80 pounds of fruit).
This level of capacity is more than adequate to process the fruit
that is likely to become available. Due to the seasonal nature of
citrus, processing is normally done during November to May of each
The major aspect of JCG Ltd's business operations is the conversion
of raw material into saleable products, which includes chilled
orange juice and eight other natural and artificial fruit flavored
drinks which are sold under the
Juciful brand name. The Company has recently developed a sub-brand
of Juciful Called JOOSE
This is a juice/drink product with up to 70% fruit content
and packed in 475 ml., 940ml. and 1.89 ml. screw top plastic
DAIRY FARMERS MILK
Fresh milk and flavored milk products (Egg Nog, Peanut Punch, Cherry
and Chocolate) are also produced and sold under the Dairy Farmers
Juciful Squash is a
shelf stable product, which is produced in three flavours - orange,
grapefruit and lime, and is also sold under the Juciful
Squash is manufactured by a local entity under a contract packaging
Another recently developed regular and premium shelf - stable
product is Bag-In-The-Box. The premium product is 100% fruit
content - no sugar added.
There are presently four flavours - orange, fruit punch, pineapple
and orange/pineapple. These products are positioned for the fast
food outlets and hotels.
The pulp residue of the concentrate process, is put through a
milling process and made into animal feed.
Marketing Company Limited.
The Citrus Growers
Marketing Company Limited (CGM)
established as a limited company on February 28, 2006 and is located
on the JCG compound. This company is responsible for the sales,
marketing and distribution of all the products manufactured by JCG
Ltd. The company currently operates depot outlets at Newport West in
Bog Walk, St. Catherine and Montego Bay, St. James. From these
depots, chilled drinks and milk products are marketed through
independent distributors sales contractors and the company's sales
Sales of frozen
concentrate citrus juices are also done directly by the company.