Summer Citrus from South Africa Highlights Partnerships Essential to Its Successful 2021 Season; Suhanra Conradie Comments

Wed. July 7th, 2021 - by Peggy Packer

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA - If the last year and half has proven anything, it’s that we truly are stronger together, and the connections we establish do in fact make our lives fuller and richer. Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) is proving this to be true amongst industry partnerships as well, as the group has revealed a successful 2021 program serving the domestic market due largely in part to its strategic partnerships.

Suhanra Conradie, Chief Executive Officer, Summer Citrus from South Africa“Our global partners are a crucial part of our success as we continue to serve one of the world’s most demanding markets,” explained Suhanra Conradie, CEO. “Now more than ever, we understand the importance of having the right partners in place to ensure secure and sustainable growth for the program.”

Although pressures and challenges still remain for the supply chain, SCSA has been able to effectively manage supply based on demand from its team of growers, importers, local and global officials, and logistics and marketing teams, according to a press release.

Through sophisticated preparation and planning, the company has reported an increase of 7 percent in volume compared to the 2020 season. SCSA’s Easy Peelers are on-par with year-to-date estimates and is Navel Oranges have pulled slightly ahead. Across all categories, quality and sizing are well aligned with the expectations of the U.S. market.

Summer Citrus from South Africa has revealed a successful 2021 program serving the domestic market due largely in part to its strategic partnerships

“While the pandemic brought the world to its knees, businesses must continue to forge ahead and our program is a fine example of the tenacity required to weather the storm,” added Conradie. “Our industry was taught valuable lessons during this time, including how to prepare for unexpected growth and persevere with an incredible group of service providers.”

From now through early August, conventional vessels are scheduled to arrive to the port of Philadelphia weekly. Following, the shipping program will adjust in relation to the supply and demand of the market.

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