The previously announced Fairtrade Indian green grapes, a ‘World First’ have arrived at UNIVEG. The grape quality is very good, with samples passing mandatory testing, the fruit is now destined for UNIVEG UK’s retailer customers, and the public.
The Fairtrade Foundation will be promoting this world first through their press and marketing media.
Also arriving at the Spalding based facility has been late season, Fairtrade Chilean red seedless grape. UNIVEG’s bi-coloured grape offer provides continuity of supply which now runs through to the Northern Hemisphere new season fruit; this will begin with Fairtrade Egyptian green grape in early June.
These sourcing successes give UNIVEG the unique position of being able to offer a 10-month continuous supply of Fairtrade Seedless grape, comprising green, red and black seedless varieties, with the aim of 52-week full supply by 2013.
(Photo L:R : Rosemary Lalley – Fairtrade Commercial Manager, David Maris – Fairtrade Technical Manager)