Uruguay citrus joins Oppy line up

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Carl Collen

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Uruguay citrus joins Oppy line up

US fresh produce importer adds fruit from Uruguay to its summer offering

Uruguay citrus joins Oppy line up

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Sweet citrus snacks from Uruguay are abundant now at North American importer Oppy, as the marketer adds fruit from the country to its summer offering.

Early shipments of Uruguayan lemons –which Oppy reported sold out in a flash – were followed by Clementines and Navels that will be available through August.

This is Oppy’s first offering of fruit from Uruguay, which was granted access to the US market in 2013.

“It’s a brief season characterized by good quality as growers work to create a foothold here,” said James Milne, citrus category director. “First impressions count. We’ve been pleased by the fruit we’ve received to date, and feedback from our customers has been enthusiastic and encouraging.”
 
Oppy is shipping the Urugold label, which is packed by four Uruguayan growers.
 
“Uruguayan fruit adds another dimension to our citrus offerings,” Milne said. “During the summer, we’re marketing a wide assortment of oranges, including the popular easy-peelers from Chile, Peru and Australia. We’re excited to present fruit from a new source country to our customers, knowing the flavour is intense and the condition excellent.”

Oppy is offering Uruguayan fruit in two, three and five pound bags as well as bulk.

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