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Portuguese manufacturer of dehydrated fruits and vegetables seeks distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOPT20190422001
Published
22/04/2019
Last update
04/05/2020
Expiration date
02/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Food Processing
Health food
Other restaurants
Hotels and resorts
Other processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
Wholesale of fruit and vegetables
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Summary

Summary: 
A Portuguese company located near Benedita, a small town in the central western region of Portugal, manufactures dehydrated vegetables and fruits. The fruits and vegetables used in the production process are certified by biological or integrated production, obtained from local growers which respect good agricultural practices. The company is looking for distributors in selected European markets as well as in other areas such as Chile, Israel, Macao, Japan, Canada and Mexico.

Description

Description: 

The Portuguese company is a small local agro-food manufacturer of dehydrated fruits and vegetables.
The company production started with the dehydration of pears and apples, but it has been extended to other fruit and vegetable varieties, such as persimmon, banana, mango, blueberry, kiwi, pomegranate berries, pineapple, orange, strawberry, tomato, red pepper, olives, purple onion, garlic, eggplant, courgette, leek, beetroot, orange sweet potato, carrot, mushrooms, mix of vegetables, and others.
Their final product is 100% natural, with no sugar, dyes or preservatives addiction.
Dehydrated fruits and vegetables have two major advantages for consumers: (a) conservation, the useful life increases for at least nine months, and (b) convenience, the product is always ready to consume and / or cooking.

Furthermore, the product is well differentiated in the flavor, texture and sustainability:
1 - Dehydrated at low temperature and for the fresh textures,
2 – It is given priority to the excesses of production, small fruits and vegetables or less beautiful for the market, but always with the highest quality and flavor.
3- There are two principal lines of packaging, in stand up kraft bags and bulk in small quantities, being the minimum quantity 1 kg for markets with sales by weight.
For more exclusive/premium markets, company can provide another packaging.

As part as their growing strategy, the company wishes to reach new international markets and is seeking for partners (distributors) in the food sector in Europe, Chile, Israel, Macao, Japan, Canada and Mexico, for distribution services agreements. These distributors should have specialized knowledge and experience in the market for organic and dehydrated foods.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Fruits and vegetable used in the dehydration process are of genuine Portuguese origin, bought from regional producers and of premium quality - The fruits and vegetable are majority bio certified, obtained using organic and environment sustainable production methods. - The product is well differentiated from other snacks made from common fruits and vegetables, due to its different texture and unique taste. - Company has a premium brand for dehydrated fruits and vegetables, revealing a focus on quality: the consumer can trust our food. - Clean label without allergenics.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for distributors, with specialized knowledge and experience in the market for organic and dehydrated food products, for distribution services agreements. Having knowledge on the premium food segment/niche is an advantage for this future partnership. The company is looking for European distributors (France, Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg) and other geographies distributors, namely from Chile, Israel, Macao, Japan, Canada and Mexico.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500