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Portuguese company specialized in food trade is looking for distributors and commercial agents

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOPT20200825001
Published
25/08/2020
Last update
06/10/2020
Expiration date
06/10/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Garden and horticultural products
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Summary

Summary: 
The Portuguese company is a food trade and consulting services company. Food trade of knowledge-based foods - products based on identity, culture and heritage- is its major business, supported by its own consulting services. It has 50 years of activity in trade and distribution of fruits and vegetables and other agri-food products. The company seeks for new business cooperation with importers, distribution partners and wholesale under a distribution services agreement and/ or a commercial agency

Description

Description: 

It was born in the historic building of Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon. In 2000, they moved to MARL - Mercado Abastecedor da Região de Lisboa (Lisbon Region Supply Market) and diversified its business. In addition to its own production of fresh and frozen Portuguese kale (to cook the Portuguese heritage soup named “Caldo Verde”), it also sells all kind of fruits and vegetables from Portuguese and international producers.

The Portuguese company trades the following products for national and international markets, such as Spain, namely:
• Fruits:
apples, pineapples, apricots, plums, blackberries, pineapples, bananas, cherries, clementines, coconuts, apricots, persimmons, figs, raspberries, guavas, granadillas, kiwis, limes, lemons, papayas, mangoes, passion fruit, quinces, watermelons, melons, blueberries, arbutus, strawberries, nectarines, loquats, avocados, pears, peaches, physalis, pitayas, pomegranates, tamaris, tamarinds, tangiers, tangerines, grapefruits, grapes, among others.

• Vegetables:
pumpkins, chard, watercress, celery, artichoke, rosemary, lettuce, garlic, fennel, dill, potatoes, purslane, aubergines, beets, broccoli, green stock, sugar cane, onions, red onion, chives, carrots, cherry, citronella, coriander , mushrooms, courgettes, white cabbage, brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage, heart cabbage, cauliflower, savoy cabbage, Portuguese cabbage, horseradish cabbage, purple cabbage, shallots, endives, purple endives, peas, asparagus, spinach, tarragon, broad beans, beans green, grains, cabbage greens, kale, turnip greens, mint, yam, laurel, corns, canonigos, chili sauce, marjoram, basil, turnips, oregano, parsnip, cucumbers, peppers, pennyroyal, radish, horseradish, rosemary, arugula, rhubarb, salicornia, parsley, sage, savory, tomatoes, thyme, topinambur, truffles, among others.

It also has its own production, namely:
• Portuguese kale ( production):
fresh or frozen kale, ready to cook the Portuguese heritage soup named “Caldo Verde”.

• Other agrifood products:
peeled vegetables, vegetable sprouts, washed and ready to eat salads, baby vegetables, snails, edible flowers, dried beans, olives, lupins, among others.

Selling food is more than sell a product, is about to sell an identity, culture and food heritage. Basically, each food/product it sells and investigates and develops, is based a strong knowledge and storytelling (scientific and empiric) around it to deliver the marketing and sales powered by the knowledge and experience on all value chain of the products/foods.

The Portuguese company has more than 20 years on delivering consulting services as problem solvers, developing strategies and linking all the value chain to investigate, plan, implement and manage strategies to empower food, gastronomy and tourism sectors, both as traditional and innovative sectors.

The company is looking to establish partnerships in view to distribute its products in international markets and/ or find commercial agents to act as representatives of its products in international markets too.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
• As a result of the extensive knowledge and experience acquired over decades, the company combines the quality of its products with the best prices. • Direct contact and sourcing with local producers. • Developing and supporting new agri-food projects, product seasonal campaigns and sustainability models and programs. • Enhancing culture and heritage of local foods in Portugal, Brazil, Peru, Morocco and other countries.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Portuguese company which is a food trade and consulting services company is looking to establish partnerships in view to distribute its products in international markets and/ or find commercial agents to act as representatives of its products in international markets too.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50