Asian markets spark citrus export growth

01/19/2012 05:09:00 PM
Jim Offner

Some Florida shippers see Europe as a major market, said Richard Kinney, president of the Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Packers Inc.

“All the fruit with 27 countries within the EU, there’s a lot of room for expansion there,” he said.

“Same thing with Japan. Japan is a big country. We have four or five big markets we ship into there. It’s a function of money, being able to get in there and being able to market, and Japan and Europe are the big markets.”

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