Bee Sweet Citrus Transitions to Seasonal Summer Program; Joe Berberian and Jason Sadoian Discuss
- by Lilian Diep
FOWLER, CA - The seasons are changing, and transitions abound—not only for those looking to switch up their everyday routines, but for the produce industry as well. Bee Sweet Citrus is one supplier transitioning its focus to move with the seasons, announcing that as its domestic California citrus season nears its end, the company’s annual summer citrus program is raring to go.
“Over the past 25 years, our team has established long-term relationships with two respected Chilean growers,” stated Sales Representative Joe Berberian. “Through these ongoing partnerships, our team can offer customers a 12-month citrus program, supplementing them with oranges, mandarins, and lemons year-round.”
During the summer months, Bee Sweet Citrus receives oranges, lemons, and mandarins from its offshore partners, a press release noted. Not only is the company’s production team trained to facilitate the program, but Bee Sweet’s sales team oversees all import clearance, logistics, and inventory. The sales and production teams also conduct weekly market analysis calls with their international partners—a strategy that certainly sharpens the supplier’s competitive edge.
As Bee Sweet’s summer citrus program prepares to launch, the company still has domestic Navel oranges, lemons, mandarins, and grapefruit available for buyers.
“All imported citrus is brought to our main facility in Fowler where it undergoes a thorough quality control procedure before it’s shipped out to customers,” stated Sales Representative Jason Sadoian. “Our customers also have the option to re-pack any offshore product to meet specific pack styles throughout the program.”
So, will your produce department be transitioning along with shoppers and suppliers this summer? I’d bet that the answer is, “yes.”