Calconut, the leading Spanish company in the international nut sector, expects to have closed 2019 with a 7% growth in its turnover compared to the previous year. This means reaching an income of 137 million Euro, when just 10 years earlier its turnover stood at 8.5 million. The company has thus managed to maintain a continuous growth rate for several years. These positive data are in line with those of the nut sector, which will close the year with slightly over 9% growth, according to the latest forecasts.
Juan Luis Peregrín, CEO of Calconut
Over the years, the sector has experienced a very positive development, positioning itself as a healthy food supplier and normalizing its presence in the shopping cart, with almonds and walnuts as flagship products, and with raisins constantly gaining market share.
The company has been a leading actor in the trend towards diversification. In fact, the firm has become consolidated not only in the processing of almonds, but also in the incorporation of other nuts, dried fruits, spices and, in 2020, superfoods.
Since its founding in 1925, the company has remained driven by innovation; therefore, it has created an R&D team that is constantly working to expand the product range and anticipate the new needs of consumers with innovative proposals.
Thanks to these initiatives, Calconut has experienced great growth since its creation under this new name in 2005. Thus, the company has gone from shipping 134 containers in 2012 to 1,380 today, which represents almost 30,000 tons of products.
Number of containers shipped
Its e-store, www.comprarfrutossecos.com, brings the whole product range to the consumer and deliveries within mainland Spain in just 24 hours. Calconut continues to find ways to facilitate the buying process to the final consumer. Some upcoming initiatives include the opening of its first e-store in Peru, the securing of blockchain processes or the application of new technologies, such as virtual reality, as well as the creation of a new brand.
Development of Grupo Calconut's revenue since 2009