BlueDrop Mexico forms partnership with Consalo Family Farms

Author: 
beckman@theproducenews.com (press release)
Date: 
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 4:23am

BlueDrop, a company that is revolutionizing agriculture, agroforestry and plant genetics in Mexico, has formed a strategic growing, marketing and distribution partnership with Consalo Family Farms, one of the largest growers, packers, distributors and marketers on the East Coast. The partnership will consist of marketing and distributing BlueDrop blueberries and other fresh products in the United States and Canada with a seamless end to end integration.Hector-3Hector Bonilla, chairman and CEO of BlueDrop.

Hector Bonilla, chairman of the board of BlueDrop Cos., recently made the announcement at the company's grower and investor meeting on Oct. 9. "This new partnership provides us with clarity throughout the distribution chain and provides retail customers as well as consumers the freshest Blueberries available," said Bonilla.

BlueDrop is one of the largest producers of blueberries, organic bananas and other agricultural products in Mexico, with production encompassing over 52,000 acres. BlueDrop is also known for its proprietary varieties, technology, and sustainable environmental practices.

"This partnership will have unprecedented benefits for BlueDrop and it's entire network throughout Mexico. The Consalo family has a long history of integrity, successful growing, marketing and distribution of fresh blueberries as well as other quality fruit and vegetables to retailers in the eastern U.S. and Canada," said Franz Meiners, managing director.

"We are very excited about partnering with a company of BlueDrop's magnitude. The growth that we envision in not only the blueberry category but across multiple other produce categories is something that we feel will greatly benefit our customers but ultimately the consumer," said Skip Consalo, president of Consalo Family Farms.

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