Bee Sweet Citrus Expects Strong Import Season
- by Lillie Apostolos
FOWLER, CA - Summertime is right around the corner, and as we step into warmer days, Bee Sweet Citrus is stepping into its import program to bring its citrus to retailers all summer long.
“Bee Sweet Citrus is a grower, packer, and shipper of premium California citrus,” Sales Representative Joe Berberian said, according to a press release. “While our domestic season is nearing an end, we can continue to provide exceptional citrus to our consumers through our summer import program.”
Over the past 15 years, the company has relished close ties with Chilean and Peruvian citrus growers. Bee Sweet’s Food Safety and Quality Control Team makes sure the products are certified and audited in food safety, social accountability, and sustainability to make sure the produce is safe, fresh, and high quality.
“All imported citrus is sent straight to our facility where it’s re-graded to ensure high quality,” Sales Representative Jason Sadoian said. “We also offer our customers the ability to repack and reconfigure the fruit to any specific pack style that they may want during the program.”
Clementines, Navel Oranges, Cara Cara Navels, Minneola Tangelos, and lemons are all imported, making their way stateside from May to October. The Bee Sweet sales team ensures all import clearance, logistics, and inventory, and it conducts weekly market analysis calls with international partners.
“High-quality citrus is always in demand,” Berberian shared. “Through our summer import program, we can provide retailers with citrus they need to meet their consumer’s needs.”
With summertime quickly approaching, it looks like Bee Sweet Citrus is up to the task of bringing citrus to consumers throughout the season—can someone pass me a big glass of ice-cold lemonade to cheers to that?