Ayco expands Costa Rica pineapple supplies - The Packer

Ayco expands Costa Rica pineapple supplies

05/13/2014 11:27:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

Ayco Farms Inc., is expanding its pineapple supplies through a partnership with one of Costa Rica’s largest growers.Ayco FarmsAyco Farms Inc., is expanding its pineapple supplies through a partnership with one of Costa Rica’s largest growers.Enlarging its pineapple supplies, Ayco Farms Inc., has entered into venture with one of Costa Rica’s largest growers.

The venture allows the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based grower-importer-shipper to provide its customers a consistent program and Ayco foresees increasing potential with pineapples, according to a news release.

The grower previously supplied only to European customers, according to the release.

“Our pineapple program is based on year-round supply, contracts and promotional volume for retailers and the foodservice industry,” Avi Nir, Ayco’s president, said in the release. “Additionally, our pineapples have a guaranteed brix of no less than 13%.”

In 2013, Ayco established a logistics company allowing the grower-shipper-importer to diversify, according to the release.

Ayco markets small watermelons, asparagus, baby artichokes and other imports.



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