Manfred van der Vlag, Sweet Fruits

"Early start to Brazilian Kent mangos"

Demand for mangos is currently high throughout Europe. "Things have not been easy in recent months. There are, however, shortages in Brazil. The volume from Senegal is also decreasing, so the market is picking up again," says Manfred van der Vlag of Sweet Fruits S.A. This is a subsidiary of the Brazilian Sweet Fruits group. This company has branches in Portugal and the Netherlands.

"Prospects for August are excellent. Volumes are still somewhat lower. This situation will, however, improve soon. We have already received the first Kent mangos from Brazil. This is unusually early."

"Volumes will begin to increase midway through August. The Palmer and Keitt varieties are also dominating. Prices are still at a relatively low level. Israel has a reasonably good volume available. But that is in quite another price level," continues Manfred.

"Of course there is always competition from summer fruit during this time. Supermarkets will, however, always include mangos in their programs. When Dutch people go to exotic destinations on vacation, they get served mangos. Fortunately, they can eat them at home too," Manfred concludes.

For more information:
Manfred van der Vlag
Sweet Fruits, S.A
154 Wester Street
7811 MV Emmen, NL
T.: +31 (0) 591 745 111
manfred@sweetfruits.pt 


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