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Freska partnership strengthens mango import program

Freska Produce International is entering into an equity partnership with Tallanes Packers SAC of Tambogrande, Piura, Peru for Peruvian mangos. This partnership will strengthen Freska’s Peruvian import program and help Tallanes strengthen its packing and sourcing operations in Peru.

With Freska’s support, Tallanes will be the packing arm of Freska out of Peru and has a state-of-the-art plant built with growth in mind. This partnership will allow for better integration of farming, and control over supervision to make the plant more efficient with food safety, social responsibility, and overall packing operations.

Last year, Freska and Tallanes packed 30 million pounds of fruit, equaling 621 ocean containers bound for the United States, Europe and Chile. According to Freska's Jesus (Chuy) Loza, “We plan on a gradual growth to increase volume to all locations over the next few years."

Freska’s end consumers will benefit from this partnership with products coming to market quicker, fresher and packed in styles requested. “By having this partnership with Tallanes, Freska will invest in bringing mangos to market with better quality control, increased food safety and done in a way that benefits our retail partners,” said Loza.

“Combining forces with one of the top marketers of mangos in the U.S. was an easy decision for us," said Miguel Aviles of Tallanes. "We look forward to growing and supporting Freska’s ever-increasing sales, marketing, and packing plant knowledge”

Product will be available beginning in December 2022 with Kent variety — one of the better eating mangos available — and will run through March 2023. This product will be packed in the Freska Label.

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