Albert Perez Dishes On Continental Fresh's Mexican Mango Harvest and Custom Programs
MIAMI, FL - Mangos always remind me of a summer sunset, a state of mind quite apropos as we break into the warm weather season here in the Northern Hemisphere. As we look to June and the summer months, Continental Fresh is building more value into its Mexican mango season with custom programs for retail and foodservice partners and high-quality supplies to drive consumer demand.
“We are especially thankful for our Mexican mango program. Even with all of the issues we have faced on both the supply and demand ends of the business, we have managed to make the list of the top ten mango importers. We have been able to keep the supply chain flowing to meet all of our commitments to growers and customers alike,” Albert Perez, CEO and Grower Relations leader, shares with me.
Whether it’s specific sizing for processors or special packs for retailers—including the company’s new 5-lb box—Continental Fresh will continue to deliver great value and the personalized, friendly service that the team strives to provide.
“As we transition into the areas of Nayarit and Southern Sinaloa, promotional opportunities will be available for all of June and July. These summer months give us mangos of peak maturity and flavor to battle the heat and to eat by the pool,” Albert expresses. “This span of the season will give us diverse options with varieties like Tommy, Kent, Keitt, and Ataulfo, aka Honey Mangos.”
As us mango-lovers know—and a great selling point at retail—mangos are loaded with vitamin C and eating one right now is the closest thing we can do to being on a tropical vacation in the Caribbean.
“We are currently working to secure retail promotional ads on all sizes. Call us to lock up your ad weeks and volumes. All of our mangos are GFS and/or GlobalGap as well as SMETA certified,” Albert says, concluding that the long days of quarantine have given them an opportunity to reflect on the truly important aspects of the team's lives, and doing it around food hits all the high points. “Our families, our health, our livelihoods, and our legacies tend to occupy the highest places on that list.”
It is mango time, all the time, my friends! Keep checking back with AndNowUKnow as we bring you the latest and greatest on the highly sought after category.