October 13, 2014
Kingston Fresh announced that its mango crop from Ecuador will commence with first arrivals into South Florida the week of Oct. 13.
"Ecuador fruit arriving into the market over the next few weeks will be timely to stabilize overall mango supplies," Ken Nabal, president of Kingston Fresh, said in a press release.
"Although estimates indicate that Ecuador as a country is expected to be off as much as 20 to 30 percent in overall mango volume, Kingston's growers will actually be increasing our program's imports as newer production comes into play. We are proud of the expansion of our Ecuador program as it is a critical piece of a quality year-round program. Needless to say, we are very excited to get started."
Kingston has been steadily expanding its imports division in recent years and is aggressively growing its footprint in both Central America and South America.
"For over 40 years at Kingston, our core brand promise continues to be a relentless commitment to customer service, product quality and food safety," David O. Kingston, chief executive officer, added in the press release.
"Expanding our quality product portfolio will better help us deliver on this promise to our customers. We remain steadfast in our expansion plans."