With the addition of Sila Louw to Oppy’s international team, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce has put down roots on a new continent.
No one saw 2020 coming, and it’s no easier to project what 2021 or the next five years will bring. But two produce industry leaders predicted increasing disruption both in the industry and world economies on this week’s PMA town hall webinar.
Oppy has significantly expanded its imported cherry program from Chile, Argentina and New Zealand, doubling volumes to cater to increasing market demand.
The British Columbia Produce Marketing Association recently recognized Oppy’s Chairman, CEO and Managing Partner John Anderson with its Lifetime Achievement award, celebrating his 45 years of dedication to the fresh produce industry.
Oppy was recently selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, marking the first time the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world has been recognized with the award in its 162-year history.
Oppy has recently acquired a 65% stake in Eco Farms, a leading avocado grower since 1972 and the first to grow and market organic avocados in the U.S.
Offering Fair Trade Certified produce since 2004, Oppy has generated $4.4 million in premiums in the last half dozen years, and plans to make even greater impact by adding Peruvian blueberries packed under the iconic Ocean Spray brand to its program.
Oppy focuses on expanding procurement and exports with two key promotions, Ray Reed and Andres Ribalta have been promoted thanks to their exceptional leadership and capabilities to support company growth.
Oppy is ushering in the summer season with highly-anticipated Oceanside Pole label roma and round tomatoes, with harvest underway and volume expected to peak in September and October.
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality, year-round apple programs from T&G Global.