"Fred Rennen: "Expecting same volumes as last year"

Staay-Hispa kicks off Costa Rican melon season.



Tholen - Last week, Staay-Hispa kicked off the Costa Rican melon season with Cantaloupe melons, from grower Exporpack, under the brand Delicia. The first watermelons came from Dulce and this week the yellow melons will arrive.



"Everything will be postponed for a little while, certainly when it comes to yellow and water melons. There aren't many products on the market right now," said Fred Rennen, who recently visited the Costa Rican production areas.



"The grower-conditions in Costa Rica were fine until now, the productions look very good. The first Cantaloupe melons are good quality, sweet and have a high brix. I am very positive about the follow-up for the season. I see now, that prices are stabilizing and rising," said Fred.



Staay-Hispa expects to receive the same volumes of melons from Costa Rica as last year. "We are focussed on Costa Rica and offer a wide packet of several varieties, such as Charentais, Cantaloupe, Galia, yellow and watermelons, with or without pips," said Fred.



"The season takes until the middle of May. Because of the continuity and the volume of reliable partners, we are capable to close off large programs with our clients, inland and abroad."



SFG- DULCE, share of Staay Food Group, produces melons, watermelons, mango's and pineapple under the brand DULCE in Costa Rica. Export of these products focusses on Europe and the USA.



For more information
Staay Hispa B.V.
Handelscentrum ZHZ
2991 LD Barendrecht
T +31 (0)180 679 117
F +31 (0)180 679 101
fred.rennen@staay-hispa.nl
www.staay-hispa.nl



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