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Robinson Fresh has added five new Peruvian growers this year, said Alan Guttmann, general manager of global vegetable sourcing for the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company.

“As we near the peak of the Peruvian season, we have already onboarded five new growers and anticipate a healthy program for the balance of the year,” Guttman said. 

Robinson Fresh’s year-to-date asparagus sales are up 53% compared with year-ago levels, he said.

“We also are finding significant success with our forward distribution and less-than-truckload capabilities, which provide most of our customers an opportunity to better manage inventory, receive just-in-time product, and fill last-minute demand in what has been an unpredictable year thus far.”

Robinson Fresh offers normal bulk packaging (11-pound boxes with 11 one-pound bunched units), in addition to 10 unit 1.75-pound packs and a 10 by 1-pound pack. Robinson Fresh has flow-wrap machine capabilities in Doral, Fla., and in Bethlehem, Pa.

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