Curry & Co., Brooks, Ore., expands into South America with the addition of Curry Fruit Chile SA in Santiago, Chile headed by managing partner Ernesto Pino.
Apart of the produce industry since 1992, Pino has held various positions at Del Monte Fresh Produce in Chile and Europe. He most recently worked as a Vitalberry executive for six years.
“The opportunity to help launch and develop Curry Fruit Chile SA and Curry & Company’s year round berry program is exciting and the timing is perfect to meet the needs of consumers,” said Pino.
Curry Fruit Chile SA handles growth and quality inspection of the South American blueberries grown in Chile, Argentina and Peru before they are shipped to North America, Europe and Asia.
Curry & Co. expects blueberry shipments from Argentina in early October and shipments from Chile November to April.