Freska Produce International Partners With Tallanes Packers SAC; Jesus “Chuy” Loza and Miguel Aviles Garcia Discuss

From And Now u Know | 31 March 2022

Overview of mangoes from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on March 29, 2022. 

OXNARD, CA – Looking to strengthen its Peruvian mango import program, Freska Produce International has announced a new alliance. The company is entering into an equity partnership with Peru-based Tallanes Packers SAC, allowing for better integration of farming and control over supervision to make the plant more efficient with food safety, social responsibility, and overall packing operations.

“We plan on a gradual growth to increase volume to all locations over the next few years,” said Jesus “Chuy” Loza, Partner at Freska. “By having this partnership with Tallanes, Freska will invest in bringing mangos to market with better quality control, increased food safety, and done in a way that benefits our retail partners.”

In addition to bolstering Freska’s Peruvian operations, this partnership will help Tallanes strengthen its packing and sourcing operations. Tallanes will be the packing arm of Freska out of Peru and has a state-of-the-art plant built with growth in mind, according to a press release.

Last year, Freska and Tallanes packed 30 million lbs of fruit, equaling 621 ocean containers bound for the United States, Europe, and Chile.

Freska’s end consumers will benefit from this partnership with products coming to market quicker, fresher, and packed in styles requested.

“Combining forces with one of the top marketers of mangos in the U.S. was an easy decision for us,” commented Miguel Aviles Garcia, Chairman of the Board at Tallanes. “We look forward to growing and supporting Freska’s ever-increasing sales, marketing, and packing plant knowledge.”

Supplies produced through this partnership will be available beginning in December 2022 with the Kent mango variety and run through March 2023.

mango volumes by origin 3

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

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