Our first grape grower project in India bears fruit, with its first commercial season starting this month.
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In cooperation with Developpp, Sequa and the German Federal Ministry of Development, Don Limón is now providing support to small farmers in India in order to help them gain access to international markets. Investments are being made in machinery, the water supply, and the quality management of grapes. Assistance is also provided with the organization, management and optimization of processes before and after the harvest. Read more about promoting development in India.
The Brand Eins trade conference was held in Hamburg in mid-October. Our presentation chronicled our development from a local company to a global player. Debjit Ghosh explained how the Employee First concept is used at Don Limón and how this type of corporate management fosters rapid growth.
The topic at this year’s Master Innovation Summit in Stuttgart was flat hierarchies. Andreas Schindler explained how we implement this strategy and apply the Employee First management concept at Don Limón. The entire presentation can be seen on YouTube.
The grapefruit season is underway in South Africa and distributors are very satisfied with the current market situation. The market suffered an oversupply last season but quantities are better regulated this year.
After a year of intensive market analysis and building up good relations with producers, our first year with Indian grapes has been a great success. We are currently working on importing grapes from Egypt and expect the first pallet to arrive on June 6.
During the first three weeks of May, the European market was such that it allowed for air-shipped limes from Mexico to Europe
The sweet potato hype is hard to miss. Under the direction of Export Manager Mauro Garcia, we have succeeded in adding sweet potatoes to our product range. These high-quality tubers come in our own Don Limón packaging.
From this month, we will start distributing the limes packed in Havana Club boxes through retailers and wholesale markets in Germany. The fruit is packed in Mexico in bags of 3, 4 or 5 units so that German consumers can enjoy them in the summer.
As expected, last season’s starting price for lemons has remained high and grapefruit is also being sold at fixed prices. These fruits have mainly been exported to markets in the Far East due to the high demand there for fresh, early-season citrus fruit.
“Don Limón” strives to bring the producer as close as possible to the consumer. To achieve this, the company uses its expertise to help producers increase their production efficiency and product quality and to assist them with marketing.
Don Limón has been importing grapes from India for some time but in 2015 also began marketing the grapes in their own Don Limón packaging for the first time. Debjit Ghosh, a native of India, was responsible for this exciting new step.
The first grapes from South Africa have arrived in Hamburg. The color and taste immediately elicited a positive response on the market, which prompted us to start importing a container every week from South Africa as of the first week in December. Plans for a new Don Limón office in South Africa are already in progress.