Group says it is excited to offer more of the Rainforest Alliance-certified variety that it sources from Brazil

Fresh produce group Oppy has said that, in offering its third season of Cotton Candy grapes from Brazil, it is looking towards increasing volumes in the coming years as it sets a new record of packages in 2022.

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Oppy’s Cotton Candy grapes are available now through to January, and are Rainforest Alliance-certified, ensuring a ”commitment to continuous improvement, sustainability training and clear benefits for farmers”.

“As Cotton Candy grape dollar sales have increased 205 per cent since 2019, we are really excited to offer more of this very popular variety, in addition to the benefits it has for people and the planet,” said category manager of grapes and senior sales representative Tony Illiano.

“With continued success of strong consumer demand, we look forward to further increasing volumes next season.”

Oppy said that with offshore offices and staff overseeing all aspects of growing, logistics and supply chain, its footprint offered retailers a year-round grape category from Brazil, Peru and Chile, as well as South Africa, Mexico and California.

Specialty varieties range from Candy Snaps, Autumn Crisp, Straw Grapes and Candy Dreams to tried-and-true varieties Krissy, Magenta, Timco and Allison, and beyond.

The group outlined that it was also the second largest importer of organic grapes in the Southern Hemisphere.

“With our expertise delivering consistent, high-quality eating experiences, Oppy assures top-notch fruit with programmes, packaging options and flavours to drive your grape category forward,” said Illiano, adding that Oppy’s Cotton Candy grapes were offered in 1lb clamshells and high-graphic pouch bags.