Kingston Fresh Prepares to Welcome Year's First Peruvian Mango Shipments
- by Kyle Braver
IDAHO FALLS, ID – Kingston Fresh is kicking off the new year right with a sweet treat from Peru.
Peruvian mangos are due to arrive in South Florida ports beginning the week of January 12th and Kingston Fresh is looking forward to taking advantage of a strong demand market.
“In general, mango supplies in the U.S. are extremely light at the moment and, as a result, demand is very strong,” explained Kingston Fresh President Ken Nabal in a company press release. “We expect the volume from Peru to be reduced as much as 40%, which is very similar to Ecuador’s crop shortfall experienced this past season. Although the volume is delayed, our customers get excited when the Peru Kent variety enters the market each season. The overall quality of Kingston’s first arrivals is expected to be very good and the eating quality of the fruit will be outstanding. We are excited and ready to go.”
In looking to grow its business, Kingston has been pursuing an aggressive growth strategy for its import division. So far, this plan has paid dividends for the company's Central and South America business operations.
“We remain steadfast in our expansion plans and are rapidly growing our footprint in Central and South America,” shared David O. Kingston, CEO. “With this steady increase of imports into South Florida, it also means additional cold storage opportunities for our distribution business, Kingston Cross Dock and Cold Storage (KCDS). We have been making significant capital improvements to the KCDS facility over the past several months and are excited for the business growth that lies ahead in 2015.”
For now, however, the company's focus is fixed on the upcoming week in order to ensure a successful start to the 2015 Peruvian mango season. Stay tuned for more.