One Banana Expands Hold on Banana Market
- by Lilian Diep
CORAL GABLES, FL - As far as tropical fruits go, bananas rank as one of the higher-selling and popular fruit amongst consumers. The yellow fruit is simple, versatile, and packed with nutrients that shoppers consistently reach out for. One Banana is ensuring that continues to be the case as it seeks to expand its share of the banana market through environmentally sustainable, high-quality, and fresh bananas that resonate with the company’s year-round program.
“We are a third-generation, family-owned, sustainable producer and distributor of bananas. One Banana also sets a high standard for quality, which is absolutely necessary,” explains Rob Adams, President. “We have a deep commitment to the planet and the people in the communities where we do business. People are paramount to everything we do, say, and believe. Generation after generation, we can honestly say that we are different in terms of how we grow our bananas; how we treat our people; and how we maintain, cultivate, and protect our owned farms.”
The family-owned tropical fruit grower-distributor is on a mission to make a positive difference in society and live up to its full name: ‘One Banana, The Better Banana Company.’
“At a production level, we implement water efficiency and waste management programs across our multiple growing regions,” Rob continues. “We have also adopted cutting-edge irrigation technology and environmentally-friendly banana-growing materials into our operation to bring great products to our customers.”
All the fruit is grown on the company’s own farms, located in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Peru, providing what Rob describes as “the highest quality and sustainably-sourced bananas” that meet several third-party certifications such as Rainforest Alliance, GlobalGAP, and SCS Sustainably Grown.
“One banana can make a difference to consumers’ health, and we believe that by purchasing from One Banana, you also make a difference to the environment and to the communities where we grow our fruit,” Rob comments. “We truly believe that One Banana makes a difference.”
In addition to the U.S., One Banana currently ships to clients around the world in Canada, U.K., Germany, Poland, Belgium, Latvia, China, and Japan. The company also offers support for digital and in-store marketing and POS materials for its clients to use at retail.
While sustainability remains at the forefront of fresh produce, growers and providers taking initiative like One Banana are leading the charge for a greener industry. AndNowUKnow will continue to report on all things fresh, so keep checking back for more.