Even though 2022 turned out to be as challenging as previous pandemic years, Salix Fruit, a company in the import and export of fresh fruits, ended with a successful year.
The team from Salix Fruit.
“2023 will be as exciting and tough as the past year. We think logistics is still an issue. According to industry players, things will get back to normal only in 2024, maybe end of this year. Another threat is worldwide inflation, especially in Europe and the U.S., where people are not used to it and are not willing to pay more for fresh produce,” said Juan González Pita, co-founder and COO.
At the beginning of 2022, Salix Fruit announced that GrubMarket had completed the acquisition of its company, which has hundreds of growers in more than 20 countries and serves over 450 customers across 50 countries worldwide, including Argentina, Chile, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, India and the U.S.
Salix reports that during the first semester, floods, strikes and the lack of containers associated with the Russian war impacted the fresh fruit business.
“We strive to offer superior service, reliability and quality as an importer and exporter of fresh fruit and seek to further tap into a best-in-class grower network. We were thrilled to learn that GrubMarket shares this same goal and has built out such a well-integrated and much-needed e-commerce and technology-enabled platform to bring fresh food to so many important customers across the country,” said González Pita.
Luckily, the season normalized from July on for destinations that appreciate the quality in citrus fruit. After the strike and floods that kicked off the season, packing and the ports went all back to normal operations and Salix was able to deliver more than 45,000 tons in 2022.
The Salix team said together with GrubMarket, it looks to revolutionize the fresh produce industry. It said it has several growth initiatives planned, but what makes the company most excited is that it is soon opening its office in Asia to better serve those markets.”
Right: At the beginning of 2022, Salix Fruit announced that GrubMarket had completed the acquisition of its company.
In 2022, Salix also launched its new brand, Mundos, which are bags of mandarins of Peruvian and Moroccan origin, as well as lemons from Argentina, Mexico, Turkey and Spain.
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