The Giumarra Companies
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 14, 2015 – Giumarra is pleased to announced a new sales and marketing agreement representing Kingsburg, California-based Wildwood Packing and Cooling and its growers. Giumarra will market Wildwood’s volume of California stone fruit and citrus.
The exclusive agreement will commence in fall of 2015, beginning with Wildwood’s citrus offering. Following in spring 2016, Wildwood’s volume of California stone fruit will round out the program.
“Wildwood’s diversity of commodities perfectly fits our vision and strategic plan of growth,” says Jeannine Martin, director of sales for Giumarra Reedley. “The Giumarra and Wildwood families both represent longstanding family roots in the produce industry, and our mutual desire to continue that tradition led to this agreement.”
The combined volume of both companies will strengthen a well-balanced supply of stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, white peaches, white nectarines, donut peaches, donut nectarines, plums, pluots, and apricots. Additionally, Wildwood’s year-round citrus program offers a full line of traditional navels, valencias, lemons, and grapefruit, as well as several EZ Peel varieties.
“Citrus will be an exciting new category of growth for Giumarra Reedley and will complement the Giumarra Companies’ current citrus line,” says Ms. Martin.
The partnership with Wildwood brings strength to Giumarra’s Nature’s Partner DulceVida™ proprietary line of stone fruit. Wildwood will considerably increase the volume of Nature’s Partner DulceVida fruit in the market with development of these proprietary varieties on its ranches. The DulceVida program made its first commercial launch in spring 2015.
About the Giumarra Companies
The Giumarra Companies is a leading international network of fresh produce growers, distributors, and marketers that encompasses a world of freshness. Since its inception in 1922, the Giumarra group of companies has taken pride in a longstanding commitment and tradition of quality, service, and industry leadership to feed the world in a healthy way.
The Nature's Partner brand represents the core of what we do: a partnership with our people, customers, growers, and the land and its fruits. Products packed under the Nature's Partner label represent some of the highest-quality fruits and vegetables in the marketplace, having met strict standards for food safety, quality control, and flavor. The Nature’s Partner Brand Promise:
“We are committed to the people we work with and those we serve. Very simply, we look to provide the best service and improve upon it every day.”
About Wildwood Packing and Cooling
The Woods family of Wildwood Packing and Cooling has been in the produce industry since 1968, involved in trucking, packing, and growing fresh produce in California.