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Sun World Expands Footprint With New Licensed Distributors

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Bakersfield, California-based Sun World International has added several new companies to its global licensed distributor lineup. These include three marketers in Brazil, four in Chile and three in Peru.

“We are proud to welcome these grape producer-marketers to the Sun World community and pleased to expand our distribution channels to fulfill increasing market demand for Sun World’s leading table grape brands to be enjoyed by retailers and consumers worldwide,” said Garth Swinburn, VP of licensing of Sun World.

The new marketers have been granted rights to distribute fruit varieties developed by Sun World, and marketed under the company’s brands, such as AutumnCrisp, Midnight Beauty, Sable Seedless, Adora Seedless and Scarlotta Seedless.

The marketers are:

  • Agrobras is a family-owned company founded in 1986, with production areas located in Casa Nova, Juazeiro and Petrolina, Brazil. The company’s operations are spread over 930 hectares of which 700 hectares are mangoes and 230 hectares are table grapes.
  • Coopexvale, founded in 2000, is one of Brazil’s main grape cooperatives, made up of approximately 21 grape growers that export product to international markets.
  • Ebraz is a grower-packer-exporter of Brazilian fresh fruits. Their mango and grape farms are grown on more than 1,300 hectares. 
  • Agrofruta was founded in 1986 with the idea to grow, pack and ship its own fruit. Its production provides an assortment of fresh fruits that include, table grapes, cherries, apples, pears, kiwis, blueberries and walnuts.
  • Chilfresh was formed in 1993 with the objective to assist growers and importers alike to achieve better results. The company supplies various fruits including flowers, grapes, avocados, cherries, kiwis, plums, apples and blueberries.
  • Frutícola & Exportadora Atacama was created in 1983. Its grape, citrus and avocado plantation is spread on more than 1,800 hectares. The company’s partnership with genetic programs diversifies its portfolio offering of grape, citrus and avocado varieties to the domestic and international market.  
  • Greenvic, for more than 30 years, has been committed to produce and export the finest organic fruits. Operations have since grown to include a strong international presence in the produce industry.  
  • El Pedregal, the 26-year-old fruit company, specializes in table grapes, with the mission to grow and deliver fresh fruit to customers around the world.
  • Corporacion Agrolatina has been recognized in the fresh fruit market as one of the leading growers of grapes, avocados and pomegranates from Peru. Its table grape farms stretch across 850+ hectares, hosting 13 table grape varieties that is available from November to February. These varieties are exported to more than 16 countries spread across the major markets. 
  • MIGIVA Group is a group of companies operating in Peru. The group provides products and services in the agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries/maritime and construction/real estate sectors.

More information about Sun World International is available at sun-world.com.

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