The two companies have formed a berry marketing partnership to serve the North American market

Berries Paradise and Agrovision have announced the formation of a berry marketing partnership to serve North America.

Agrovision blueberries

Agrovision blueberries

The joint venture creates a year-round, vertically integrated selection of conventional and organic blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

The companies said the new venture will provide retail customers with a one-stop shop of high quality, innovative and flavourful berries, at scale.

Together, the companies have more than 4,000ha, yielding 54,000 tonnes across all three berries from Peru and Mexico.

Steve Magami, chairman of Agrovision, commented: “We are delighted to announce this new venture with Berries Paradise – people I’ve known and admired for years.

“Agrovision has spent the last few years building the Fruitist blueberry brand through our direct-to-retail, fully integrated sales and service platform in North America.

“This new partnership takes that initiative to the next level, forging continuity and availability in our premium varieties and a full three berry proposition in one new sales platform.”

Francisco Ortiz, chairman of Berries, Francisco Ortiz, said: “The companies have complementary production windows and a shared dedication to growing and delivering exceptional fresh berries.

“Together we will be positioned to better serve the farms, the industry, the customers, and consumers, with the commitment of delivering our best in every berry we offer.”

The partners produce premium berries from unique varieties utilising sustainable farming practices, precision agricultural techniques, and thoughtful resource management.

The complete supply chain control maximises speed to market and ensures freshness across all berries differentiating and elevating the customer’s berry category performance.

Both Agrovision and Berries Paradise are committed to responsible corporate governance and to the positive transformation of the living standards for the individuals and communities in which they operate.