U.S.-based fruit importer and distributor LGS Specialty Sales is planning to enhance its summer citrus and Peruvian avocado programs this year, with both seasons about to get underway.
The company's advisors will be visiting citrus and avocado farms in Peru, Argentina and Chile to observe growing practices, nurture their relationships with the farmers, and beginning planning for the 2019 season, it said.
“We value our partners and the work they do to help us keep our commitment to provide fresh produce to our US customers year-round,” said Luke Sears, president and founder of LGS.
“Our summer citrus and Peruvian avocado programs focus on meeting the needs and demands of our customers, and our partners overseas make that possible.”
LGS said that as consumer demand for avocados continues to increase, it is looking to grow and strengthen the Peruvian avocado program to complement the Mexican supply that will provide a steady source of fruit in the summer season.
And in addition to Peruvian and Chilean clementines, LGS will be offering fresh lemons from Argentina and Chile, minneolas from Peru and navel oranges from Chile to enhance its summer citrus program.
“Our citrus and avocado programs are a crucial part of the outdoor lifestyle shoppers enjoy during the summer season,” said Sears.
"From Cinco de Mayo to Labor Day and beyond, our customers are seeking a partner they can count on to meet consumer demand for this special time of year filled with exciting eating occasions. As we continue to enhance and develop our relationships with growers in different regions, we’re able improve our availability of fruit during these months when citrus and avocados are in demand the most."