Maple Syrup Monopolies Are a Sticky Business
In 1992, in her mid-30s, Angèle Grenier, started her own maple syrup business. A native of Québec, Canada, she ran a sugar shack – where maple syrup is made – in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce, Québec, which is more than 50 miles south of Québec City. The cold province produces around 70 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply, thanks in part to the region’s abundance of native sugar maples. Grenier’s small business was primed for success.