Dollar sales of garlic increased 43 per cent over the last five-year period, according to Nielsen data

Oppy Spanish garlic

Fresh produce group Oppy has said that it is following up the success of its Peruvian organic ginger offering by bringing Spanish garlic to consumers on both the East and West Coasts of North America.

Oppy’s conventional Spanish garlic varieties include pure white, spring white, spring violet and morado in a range of sizes, while the group said it was exploring further options including black garlic.

“We believe this is going to be an excellent addition to our range of global products,” said executive director of berries and Canadian category development Aaron Quon.

“With our customers sharing considerable interest in garlic for some time, we carefully picked a programme with superior quality that is sure to expand.”

The group noted that it was working with several trusted grower-partners in Spain, the world’s second largest garlic exporter.

“Building off of our Peruvian organic ginger from recent years, we look forward to serving our customers and their shoppers with spicy additions as they continue to trend upward,” Quon added.

According to Nielsen data, dollar sales of garlic increased 43 per cent over the last five-year period.