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Poor quality shipped mangoes lead to tensions

"Qualitatively speaking, the shipped products leave room for improvement,"
  CEO Dieter Schmitt of Karl Klees GmbH on the Düsseldorf wholesale market explains. 

His mangoes come from Brazil - by ship or airplane. "The customers are simply dissatisfied with the products by ship. That is why we are currently only selling mangoes that came by air," the wholesale trader continues "the consumer currently does not want ship-products, they are simply inadequate in terms of quality and taste."

The stand of Karl Klees GmbH on the Düsseldorf wholesale market.

This situation leads to some tensions on the market. "The ratio between supply and demand is currently extremely unbalanced,"  Schmitt tells. 

"The customers' interest is currently larger than the availability of good products. While the prices of other exotic fruits on the wholesale market are mostly showing stable behaviour, the situation with the mangoes in particular, stands out.

Because the products being sold at the moment are almost exclusively flown in, the prices of mangoes are also rising.

 "Flown-in mangoes cost almost three to four times as much as products brought in by ship," the wholesale trader reports.

The team of Karl Klees. Fourth from the left: Dieter Schmitt

The expert sees the reason for the conditional weakness of exotic fruit in the degree of ripeness. 

"The fruits were harvested way too early, and loaded while quite unripe," says Dieter Schmitt.

 "Then they are en route by ship for three to four weeks and do not get to properly post-ripen. the result: the fruit does not taste good and aren't much good."

Dieter Schmidt

Karl Klees GmbH
Ulmenstraße 275, 40468 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 (0211) 4220185

Publication date: 11/4/2015

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