Andretta mainly markets bananas from Ecuador, Guatemala and Costa Rica, as well as smaller quantities from Colombia. The available quantities are sufficient for the demand and the prices are developing accordingly: "Prices are on a summer basis, but stable. We do not see much fluctuation, as we have annual prices, the spot market was different, the prices at the end of June and July were very low. And with many importers stopping deliveries, or at least slowing them down, prices have skyrocketed and for weeks now the price has been rising in small steps and we are now at a satisfactory level for importers and ripeners."
Quality in waves
Like many others in the industry, Nacsa notes the presence of summer fruits: "Pineapples are selling relatively well, mangoes are consistent, apples are selling well throughout the year, and perhaps there will be some exciting developments this year thanks to the large harvest, but we will only know that in four weeks. Grapes are sometimes better, sometimes worse, Italy and Spain are through, and now Greece is coming in. Stone fruit is also normal for the season."
Stable market situation for organic bananas
Organic bananas play an important role in the market throughout the year. "Organic bananas are stable all year round, more in the winter, a little less stable in the summer, but always the same for the seasons. And organic bananas are very important."
The headquarters of Andretta Fruchtimport GmbH are located at the Stuttgart Wholesale Market. From there the company, which was founded in 1920, sources fruit and vegetables from almost 100 countries. Andretta's services include logistics and quality management, as well as a modern banana ripening and traditional on-site sales.
For more information:
Andretta Fruchtimport GmbH
Tel: +49 (0)711 16810