About Us


Cari-Med Group Limited Was launched in 1986 as Cari-Med Limited, a small pharmaceutical distribution company with three employees. In those early days, the founders Glen and Marva Christian were driven by the mission of offering affordable drugs for Jamaican consumers. Partnering with the Canadian based company Apotex, they distributed high quality generic drugs in the local marketplace.  With a growing reputation for excellent customer service, the company soon began to attract the attention of other international principals such as GSK, Novartis, Merck-Sharp, Astra Zeneca, Abbott and Bayer.

In 1996 Cari-Med expanded into distribution of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods with the establishment of its Consumer Sales division distributing the Reckitt line of personal care products.   The division gradually expanded to include other brands and categories.  Today we represent such international brands as Lysol, Harpic, Gillette, Duracell, Wrigley, Scotch Brite,  Ensure and Purina to name a few.

In 2002 Cari-Med launched its Hospital and Medical Equipment Division (HMED) as an offshoot of the Pharmaceutical division. Its mission: to provide the market with high quality medical and home care supplies at competitive prices.

In 2020 a restructuring of the companies owned by the Christians saw Cari-Med Limited Being renamed Cari-Med Group Limited, as a parent company for the companies in the Cari-Med Group.

The company has set its sights on markets across the Caribbean region with exports of its home brands such as Lullabye baby products, BemStar Adult Diapers, and the KenClean line of laundry products.

In addition to its commercial interests, Cari-Med Group Ltd. is committed to positively impacting the communities in which it operates, through the outreach work of the Cari-Med Foundation.The Foundation was established in 2007 with a mandate to positively impact early childhood education, health care and community building. In the area of healthcare, the Foundation has supported several initiatives at hospitals and health care facilities across Jamaica. These include the Hope Cancer Institute in Kingston,the National Chest Hospital and the Black River Hospital.

The Foundation’s major educational initiatives include construction of two state-of-the-art infant schools, namely The Evelyn Mitchell Infant School Centre of Excellence in Clarendon and the Union Gardens Infant school in Southwest St. Andrew.

Cari-Med has a reputation for being a great place to work.  One in every four of our over 400 employees has been with the company for more than 10 years, a testament to our organization’s philosophy of Winning Through People.

Cari-Med’s position as a leader in innovation and business is due largely to our employees’ commitment to consistently exceed the expectations of our principals and customers, as well as our continuous investment in IT infrastructure to enhance our competitive edge.

Our marketing activities are organized under the following divisions, each staffed by a dedicated team of sales and marketing professionals:

Our People

Cari-Med is more than just an organization comprised of highly qualified professionals. It is also a ‘home away from home’ where persons from diverse backgrounds work, share their lives, have fun and grow. Our approach to employee relations is guided by the principle of ‘Winning through People’ – developing them and drawing on their strengths. Of our over 408 employees, 25% have been with Cari-Med for more than 10 years, confirming our conviction that individuals are more likely to remain with a company if they are provided with opportunities to develop and become more effective at their work.

Enhancing customer service through technology

Our sales and marketing teams are supported by information technology (IT) solutions which allow them to provide our customers with a seamless purchasing experience. For example, sales representatives in the trade can relay orders to the customer service department using their electronic devices, while warehouse associates use handheld and wearable terminals to interface directly with the automated warehouse systems. This results in speedier stock retrieval and faster delivery times.


Cari-Med has established and maintains strong partnerships with most of the world’s top brands. This is mainly due to our unique approach to bringing value to our partners’ business by developing and growing their brands in the marketplace. Our successful track record has not gone unnoticed as evidenced by the numerous awards we have received over the years:

Caribbean Association of Pharmacists – Caribbean Pharmaceutical Industry Award.

P&G – Distributor of the Year for the Caribbean
Abbott – Excellent Performance in Trade Sales and Distribution for Nutritional Products
Apotex – 25 years of partnership as one of the Top Pharmaceutical Partners
Alcon – Outstanding service for over 24 years

Wrigley Jr. Company – In recognition of extraordinary efforts and commitment to excellence.

Purina – Outstanding sales performance for Purina products.
P&G/Gillette – Outstanding performance in P&G/Gillette Integration.

Novartis – In recognition of 20 years of sterling partnership.

– Excellent payment history.
– Best support in implementation of trade promotion.

Apotex Inc. – Continuously achieving top status as one of Apotex’s leading distributors worldwide.

Wrigley Jr. Company – In appreciation and recognition of outstanding service, continuous dedication and professionalism.

GlaxoSmithKline – Recognition of invaluable years of service and partnership.

Stiefel Labs – Number 1 in the Caribbean for Outstanding Sales growth for the 5th consecutive year.