At the start of last month, we welcomed a new Sales Manager to Darling Group. We are excited about the appointment of Shaun McKone, who will be focused on export out of New Zealand across an array of commodities for the Darling Group – inclusive of Southeastern market management for the NZ Avocado commodity. Shaun comes with great sales and logistics experience from McCain’s in London, and more recently at Coca-Cola in Auckland.
Darling Group is also excited to commence the beginning of the summer fruit programmes as blueberries and strawberries look to ramp up as we head into Christmas. These programmes will be focusing on export into Southeast Asia and Australia.
Mexican avocados are now back in full swing for Darling Group, as the Michoacán harvest challenges have now passed. The team will be focused on export programmes into China, Korea, and Hong Kong.
Lastly, the commencement of our North American citrus programme into Australia, New Zealand and markets throughout Asia is also underway.
The trade priority for Darling Group is 12-month supply in commodities that are a part of the strategic approach.
We thank all of our customers and supply partners for your support. 2018 has been a fantastic building year for Darling Group.
We wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas.
GM Group Sales and Marketing