The Giumarra Companies
LOS ANGELES – May 1, 2017 – Giumarra announces the first arrivals of its Nature’s Partner-brand grapes grown in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Shipments have begun and initial varieties include Early Sweet green seedless and Summer Royal black seedless, followed by Perlette green seedless and Flame red seedless. Passion Fire™ red seedless and Arra 30 green seedless will start in late May and finish mid-June. Sugraone green seedless will also start in late May and conclude the season in late June.
“We are prepared to support our retail customers with a robust promotional push for the spring grape season,” says Tom “TW” Wilson, grape sales manager for the Giumarra Companies. “Volumes will be excellent for Memorial Day ad pricing. We recommend displaying as many varieties as possible for maximum sales impact.”
Early Sweet is the earliest commercial green seedless variety in the market and was developed by Giumarra, who owns the licensing rights. The grape has a creamy green color with a sweet, “Muscat” flavor finish. Giumarra and its growing partners have been growing Early Sweet since 2014 and estimate this season’s volumes to be the highest ever.
“Early Sweet meets both consumer and retailer demands for a high quality green seedless grape early in the season. This year, sizing will be exceptional,” says Wilson.
Passion Fire™ is Giumarra’s newest proprietary variety, debuting in commercial volumes this year from the company and its licensee partners. Its berries feature bright red, full color with crunchy, sweet flesh. Giumarra’s final proprietary offering, Arra 30, is a green seedless grape with juicy flesh and a unique, sweet flavor.
“The consumer excitement surrounding the grape category offers extensive opportunities for introducing new varieties to market,” says Kellee Harris, western region business director for the Giumarra Companies. “These new offerings give consumers more choices for healthy snacking, salads, and desserts as we move into the warmer weather months.”
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.”