Sun World International Expands North American Footprint; Garth Swinburn Comments
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Sun World International is expanding its footprint, and it is not doing so alone. The supplier has welcomed three new importers to its network of North American licensees: GrapeMan Farms, Pacific Trellis Fruit, and Sierra Produce. This brings the company’s panel of licensed importers up to 17.
“We are pleased to appoint these extraordinary importers to further bolster our presence in the global fruit trade,” said Garth Swinburn, Vice President of Licensing at Sun World. “We’re confident that providing further access to our proprietary fruit varieties will allow our licensed growers to maximize their revenues while increasing consumer exposure to our table grapes and related varietal brands.”
GrapeMan Farms, Pacific Trellis Fruit, and Sierra Produce join a select list of Sun World licensed importers in North America, including Dole Fresh Fruit Co., Divine Flavor International, Jac. Vandenberg, The Oppenheimer Group, and more. Each of these companies holds a license to distribute and market Sun World’s full line of proprietary table grapes in the United States and Canada from licensed Chilean, Peruvian, Brazilian, and South African suppliers, a press release explained.
The release went on to note that these licenses include the right to import fruit from existing and new varieties developed by Sun World, marketed under the company’s brands such as AUTUMNCRISP®, MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, SABLE SEEDLESS®, ADORA SEEDLESS®, and SCARLOTTA SEEDLESS®.
With these new licensees under its wing, there is no telling where Sun World will go next. Keep a tab open for us as we report.