The state of Pennsylvania’s 2023 has named Sierra Leonean-American business maverick Abu Kamara, CEO and co-founder of Grovara
as the state of Pennsylvania’s 2023 Exporter of the Year Award
Grovara’s business deals with access to foreign markets for U.S. Consumer Packed Goods (CPG) brands. In 2022, the company reinvented the trade show with a small-format, curated event for buyers and producers in the Middle East. Grovara Food Week in Dubai brought together 16 brands and 150 buyers. Brands were able to leverage Grovara’s data-based matching to increase sales opportunities by up to 25%, a massive increase when compared to large-format trade shows.
The US Small Business Administration’s Pennsylvania Exporter of the Year award winner is selected from among nominees statewide. National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy.
In 2020, Grovara launched its technology platform and despite the disruption related to the coronavirus pandemic, continued to grow its portfolio. In 2021, the company anticipates onboarding 200 new brands and 350 additional retailers.
Grovara’s platform, built on a decade of exporting experience, brings access, visibility, and transparency to both brands and buyers via pricing, brand and market insights, and a modern B2C user experience for B2B business.
Nine out of 10 U.S. wellness brands do not export their products, primarily due to the complexities and risks of international business. Grovara’s technology platform is built to manage the export lifecycle and provide wellness-focused, insights-driven data that accelerates growth and scale. Grovara connects major U.S. natural and organic brands like GT’s Living Foods, Wholesome Sweeteners, Honey Stinger, True Citrus, and That’s It with key global retailers like Walmart Mexico, Cencosud, Whole Foods U.K., and Costco Taiwan.
ABOUT GROVARA: Grovara is the first B2B global marketplace for natural and organic brands. Grovara increases access to wellness products for global consumers with its proprietary technology platform that connects the most promising U.S. healthy consumer brands with vetted global retailers. With only 1 in 10 wellness brands selling overseas, Grovara enables exporting with visibility, transparency and an intuitive user experience, creating a pathway for dynamic growth potential for American manufacturers and added value for worldwide retailers. More information on Grovara’s market-leading processes and partners can be found at www.grovara.com.