Mulholland Citrus Joins Sunkist Growers, Inc.
VALENCIA, CA – Sunkist Growers, Inc. is welcoming a new face to its family, announcing that Mulholland Citrus will be joining its family of farms. Mulholland is a four-generation company that is a grower/shipper of mainly mandarins.
“Sunkist’s quality promise is central to our brand, and we deliver on that promise by working with best-in-class growers and shippers,” said Sunkist President & CEO Russ Hanlin. “Mulholland Citrus has a rich history of growing and shipping exceptional quality citrus. We are honored to welcome this industry leader to Sunkist and are looking forward to working together to deliver premium fruit to our customers.”
Based out of Orange Cove, CA, Mulholland Citrus is expected to pack 8 million 5 lb carton equivalents of mandarins per year. According to a press release, Mulholland Citrus will join the network of packinghouses that make up the Sunkist cooperative.
“In the four generations of our family’s farming history, Mulholland Citrus has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Sunkist and we are pleased to now be joining the cooperative,” said Heather Mulholland, COO of Mulholland Citrus. “We are aligned with Sunkist’s sales and marketing approach, as well as the organization’s values–which, as a family business, are very important to us.”
Mulholland Citrus will begin packing under the Sunkist brand starting on November 1 of this year, to kick off the 2017-2018 citrus season.
“Along with their volume, Mulholland Citrus brings valuable experience and knowledge to Sunkist,” said Senior Vice President and COO John Striff. “We are leveraging that experience and working collaboratively to ensure a strong start to the upcoming season.”
Together, the Sunkist cooperative of family farms offers more than 40 fresh citrus varieties from thousands of grower members in California and Arizona. Across these grower members, the Sunkist cooperative reflects the legacy of its nearly 125-year history and upholds that more can be accomplished by working together.
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