Why Fyffes expects its new €260 million banana center to be a game-changer
A new €260-million banana ripening center in Balbriggan, North County Dublin, Ireland, has begun operations, according to senior officials at multinational Fyffes. The facility expects to be able to output 7 million bananas per week – nearly 60,000 tonnes annually – that will serve retailers, wholesalers and other food providers across the entirety of the […]
Olympians sign on with Fyffes to find Ireland’s ‘fittest’ school
Multinational Fyffes is continuing its campaign to keep youngsters healthy, partnering with Olympians Phil Healy and David Gillick to determine Ireland’s fittest school. Healy and Gillick, both world-class sprinters and athletes, are ambassadors on the Fyffes Fit Squad that is helping schoolkids stay active and eating well through workout videos they say are “fit for […]
Interko’s new mobile ripening rooms offer flexibility
Netherlands-based Interko, which has been partnering for the past five years on research and development with Fyffes, has created a new Containerised Ripening Room that can fit inside a standard insulated refrigeration container. The easy-to-build and mobile units allow operators the flexibility to not only house a ripening room In smaller facilities but also the […]
Is pursuing data-driven worth it, even for smaller suppliers and retailers?
Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Produce Business. The term ‘data-driven’ conjures up images of big companies, big data and big bucks, but many companies may be surprised to learn they do have access to data for decision-making. “Twenty years ago in category management, every supplier had to create their own path,” says Steve Lutz, senior vice president, insights […]