Auchan Retail Spain has started selling organic mangoes from Malaga and Granada under the Auchan Controlled Cultivation brand. These mangoes are only sold during the season (from September to November) and are harvested at their optimum point of ripeness. The fruit can reach the hyper- and supermarket shelves of Alcampo and Simply in less than 72 hours.
These organic mangoes are sold in bulk or in trays made from cardboard from sustainable forests. Since the fruit is locally grown and not imported, the Spanish sector has the chance to develop and there is also a reduction of CO2 emissions.
The inclusion of organic mangoes to the range marketed under the Auchan Controlled Cultivation brand entails that this now features more than twenty different products, including organic herbs, potatoes, tomatoes, leeks, carrots and mussels. Currently, the brand has a total of 100 different products. Over the past season, 16 new product lines have been added.