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October 31st 2018 | Fairtrade, Organic
What is the difference between Fairtrade and organic and where does organic Fairtrade fresh produce fit into the mix? Read the full article here.
Allfresch is primarily a global banana importer. We specialise in developing close partnerships and commercial agreements with producers in Latin and South America, supplying retail and wholesale customers around the world.
Today 70% of our business is achieved through the import and export of conventional, organic and Fairtrade bananas. Our vertically integrated business model ensures that we can offer our customers a dedicated and focused supply programme all year round.
We currently import green bananas from Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. We offer year-round supply programmes tailored to customer requirements.
A substantial proportion of organic and organic Fairtrade bananas imported to the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia are from our trusted partners, Coliman.
The first Mexican grower to obtain organic Fairtrade certification for their bananas, Coliman has created a pioneering and sustainable business model that is both commercially successful and has also had a significant social impact on the local communities.
With a 300-hectare organic banana farm and state of the art packing house, Coliman is our most significant and stable producer in Mexico!
Earlier in 2017 we joined forces and created Coliman Allfresch. Coliman Allfresch specialises in the import of high quality organic and organic Fairtrade Coliman bananas to the UK and Europe.
Together we provide a stable and reliable supply of premium quality, organic and Fairtrade Mexican bananas to customers across the UK and Europe throughout the year.
In addition to Mexico, we also offer premium Ecuadorian bananas under our company brand – Amorita. Amorita, which means ‘little love’ is a high quality conventional, organic, organic Fairtrade banana brand.
Over the years we have worked closely with our producers to build a long-term and sustainable business model which means that we can provide customers with a year-round supply of high-quality fruit.
We currently work with established and reputable producers in the provinces of Los Rios, Guayas and El Oro.
Sourced from the Dominican Republic, our Mibio bananas offer customers an alternate supply of organic and organic Fairtrade bananas.
The Mibio brand aims to strengthen our commitment to sustainable sourcing further, ensuring that the producers receive a fair price for their fruit and that the quality meets the demands of the market.
Over the past several years working with our producers in the Dominican Republic we have developed an excellent understanding of the challenges the banana producers and exporters face every year on the island.
The tropical storms that sweep over the island every year create conditions that challenge even the most sophisticated producers. By acknowledging nature and its impact on the banana business, we can ensure a timely reaction to challenges and put in place contingencies to ensure supply continuity for our customers.
With this experience and knowledge, we have expanded and implemented controls at the most critical stages of the supply chain.
Also, our team continuously look to make long terms improvements to local practices and controls.
We offer year-round supply programmes and spot sales for conventional, organic and Fairtrade bananas. For further supplier information or to discuss your supply requirements, please contact our UK based team.
Dedicated to sustainable production and marketing of quality fresh produce. It is our aim to supply fresh quality produce, responsibly, with honesty and integrity.
Each of the companies specialises in different market sectors. This means that we can offer a dedicated and focused proposition to our customer all year round.
We have a number of established brands each with their own fresh produce offering- from organic bananas to premium Mexican limes.