Looking to build on over 100 years of servicing its growers, Vineland Growers Co-operative Limited, Canada’s leading shippers of stonefruit, grapes and pears, has entered into a marketing agreement with The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association, one of Ontario’s premier apple packers.
Starting with the 2019 harvest, Vineland Growers’ Co-operative Limited will become the exclusive marketer for The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association’s fresh apple program. This agreement makes Vineland Growers the most diverse supplier of freshly grown Ontario fruit through its marketing of peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries, grapes, pears and apples.
“We are extremely excited to see two of the longest operating fruit organizations in Canada working together to better meet the changing demands of our customers. This is an agreement that just makes sense. The industry is becoming increasingly competitive and the need to create scale within the two businesses will help to service the needs of our growers, packers and customers.” Mike Ecker, President, Vineland Growers Co-operative Limited
“The members and staff at The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association look forward to this new venture with Vineland Growers as an excellent method to continue the service to their members and customers as they enter their 113th apple crop.” Tom O’Neill, General Manager, The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association
Apples grown and packed by Norfolk Fruit Growers Association will continue to be marketed under the Norfolk brand.
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