( Courtesy GPTA )

The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association’s new website aims to better connect buyers and importers of Guatemalan produce items.  

“Our objective is to unite our industry in sourcing and promoting the highest quality fresh produce from Guatemala,” said Robert Colescott, president and CEO of Southern Specialties, Pompano Beach, Fla. “This new website is one step among several that we are taking to ensure reliable partners, excellence in the supply chain and ease of communication.”

The association represents a wide variety of produce items grown in Guatemala including berries, melons, mangoes, papayas, bananas, pineapples, tropical specialties, green beans, fresh peas, mini vegetables, broccoli and carrots.  

“People may know Guatemala as a source for one particular item but be surprised to find out the wider variety the country can ship,” said Priscilla Lleras-Bush, association director. 

“Our website will help further inform buyers who want to partner with first-class importers sourcing the freshest and safest quality from Guatemala.”

The website gives contact information for association members and information about Guatemala’s trade programs, category reports, press releases, trade shows and events. 

The website can be found at guatemalaproducetradeassociation.com.