Limoneira and Suntreat Advance Their Strategic Partnership
SANTA PAULA, CA – Limoneira Company and AC Foods’ Suntreat have announced plans to further the two companies’ joint go-to-market strategic initiatives.
"Limoneira and Suntreat have worked together for a number of years and elevating our alliance made sense," explained Alex Teague, Limoneira Chief Operating Officer, in a company press release.
Limoneira will continue to pair its strengths as a premier agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate, and water rights throughout California, Arizona, and Chile with Suntreat’s strengths as a citrus sales, marketing, and packing organization. According to a joint press release, throughout its 60-year history, San Joaquin-based Suntreat has grown, packed, and sold some of California's finest citrus—including lemons, oranges, and specialty varieties.
"Suntreat is in a high growth mode and even with our increasing acreage we are running to meet the needs of our customers," noted Darren Filkins, Suntreat President. "Our companies have complementary strengths, and this alliance enables us to continue to be the preferred partner for our customers with citrus. Just as important, it will enable both entities to realize strategic goals even more quickly."
Limoneira’s Director of Global Sales John Carter echoed these sentiments and noted that the strategic alliance with Suntreat will allow Limoneira to further its "One World of Citrus™" business model.
"Furthering our business collaboration with Suntreat will enable us to build on our One World of Citrus model and increase our volumes to North American and International markets,” said Carter. “Our goal is to be everything citrus to our global customer base and provide best-in-class quality and consistency. We'll get them the varieties they want whenever and wherever they want them."
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