Lantao Announces Grand Opening of its 7th Fruit Import Distribution Center
QINGDAO, CHINA - Lantao, one of the premier fruit import companies in China, has annouced the grand opening of its newest fruit import distribution facility. This new factory located in the Qingdao region of China, will be Lanatao's 7th such factory in the country.
“Qingdao is an attractive market for us for a number of reasons” said John Wang, CEO of Lantao. “With [a] nearly 100 million population, Shandong is one of China’s most populated provinces as well as one of the most affluent. In addition, as a port city, we can import fruit from North American, South America, South Africa and Australia directly to Qingdao, reducing our transit time and cost as compared to the normal channel through South China and trucking it north.”
According to a press release, local produce officials are excited about what the new distribution facility could do to stimulate growth in the community.
“Having an established importer like Lantao will draw business to the market not only from Qingdao but from other areas in Shandong including the capital city, Jinan," said Liu Yin Xiang, President of the Qingdao International Agricultural Products Market.
Jim Provost, President of I Love Produce and close business associate of Wang, was also on site for the grand opening. He spoke excitedly over how the new facility could expand the two company's joint trade of organic vegetables, ginger, and garlic between Shandong and North America.
“Qingdao is the port and gateway for all of the produce we ship from China to North America," he said. “So, it is only fitting that we have now opened a Qingdao distribution facility that will allow us to bring premium fruit from the United Stated and the world to the people of Shandong.”
According to a press release, I Love Produce has recently made headlines itself, having donated $13,440 to a Peruvian school, the ANTONIO RAYMONDI secondary school, as part of the New Ginger Harvest Celebration.
"Because of the remoteness of the area, the school lacks many of the resources we take for granted. Our aim is to form a lasting relationship with the school so we can make a difference to their kids on a long-term basis," Provost said.
Congratulations Lantao on the grand opening!