The strength of our reputation has been built on the success of our citrus trading partnerships over the years. One particularly crucial partner for us is Spain’s foremost citrus grower, Martinavarro. We have worked closely with the Martinavarro team for many years to ensure that our Spanish season performance couldn’t be stronger. From the sweetest easypeelers to juicing oranges, lemons and niche products like the Tarocco blood orange, we import all year round from industry-leading suppliers.
There’s considerable room for innovation in the citrus category. We were very early investors in the machinery needed to pack citrus into card boxes for retail, instead of traditional nets, and we maintain a focus on being ‘first to market’ for new pack formats and for different varieties. Our technical team works with growers to bring best practice together from around the world, helping growers to trial more sustainable and efficient ways of growing. Our cold storage and controlled atmosphere facilities also help extend the seasonality of the best products for as long as we can.