Divine Flavor's Micheal Dupuis Offers a Look Inside the Company's Expansion and Evolution
NOGALES, AZ - Similar to the architectural wonders of the world, a company needs strong pillars to support its structure. For Divine Flavor, the grower’s six core pillars have served as the driving forces behind its expansion and evolution over the years. As the company continues to expand its reach in the industry, Michael Dupuis, Quality Assurance and Public Relations Coordinator, takes a beat to explain Divine’s dedication to its culture and how that will inspire future progress.
“Quality, Food Safety, Social Responsibility, Traceability, Organics, and Sustainability—that is what we believe in,” Michael begins. “There's a lot of principles that have come from our mother company, Grupo Alta, that have been instilled in Divine, and we've been able to take those concepts and further them.”
This desire for progression and long-term success in fresh produce is what has led the company to pursue its goal of becoming a year-round grower. To do this, Divine Flavor has been investing in modern practices while implementing them across its operations, always striving to be the best in each category it represents.
“Our industry is becoming more competitive the further we get into it,” Michael says. “Year after year, the requirements for success are increasing, and we want to be ahead of the curve. We're trying to be a company that is ready to offer product 365 days a year, and that's not always easy with fresh produce due to the many different pieces that must align to create optimal growing conditions.”
As Divine pursues further expansion, one of the central motivators behind the company’s mission is its employees. Michael explains that at the core of Divine Flavor’s growth is the never-ending dedication of its employees and the hard work they bring to the table every day, leading the grower to implement strategies that focus on the well-being of its associates.
“Our employees are the heart of our company and of the six pillars because, without our employees, this wouldn’t be possible,” explains Michael. “There's so much dedication and heart and soul that goes into picking produce, so it's very important we understand that our workers are how we become successful, and make sure that we're putting our employees in a situation where they're able to flourish, feel comfortable, and have great working conditions.”
With the dedication of its employees and the company’s busiest time of year quickly approaching, there is no telling what Divine Flavor can achieve this season.
But, as Michael clues me in, “We have some very exciting stuff in the works.”
I, for one, will be eagerly waiting to find out what that entails.