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BanaBay Moves into Apples & Limes

BanaBay Moves into Apples & Limes

BanaBay is exploiting its extended sourcing footprint to discover the best varieties of new fruit lines to add to its portfolio; and from February 2015 will be able to offer New Zealand apples and Mexican limes. Known primarily for its premium bananas from Ecuador, BanaBay is responding to customers’ requests for apples which are outside…

BanaBay Strides Ahead in China

BanaBay Strides Ahead in China

Following a booming year in the banana business, BanaBay is concentrating on developing long term strategic relationships with customers in one of its key regions, China. Since establishing an operating base in Shanghai in 2014, the fruit grower and distributor has secured two significant new customers and is shipping 43 containers of bananas a week…

BanaBay Puts on a Show for Local Children

BanaBay Puts on a Show for Local Children

BanaBay has been demonstrating its commitment as an ethical business and one that puts people at the heart of the operation with its Christmas initiative to support poorer communities in Ecuador. Each year the banana grower, through its plantation’s charitable trust, selects a local neighbourhood where there are plenty of children and organises a special…

BanaBay Doubles UK Offices

BanaBay Doubles UK Offices

As it enters its third year in business, BanaBay is doubling the size of its Jewellery Quarter based UK headquarters to accommodate new staff members to service growing demands for its fresh produce globally. Appointments in 2014 in sales, marketing, quality control and customer services have boosted the international team to 18 people including those…

BanaBay to introduce new product lines at Fruit Logistica

BanaBay to introduce new product lines at Fruit Logistica

BanaBay is making its second appearance at Fruit Logistica as a globally recognised fresh produce brand and this year will be showcasing two new product lines. As the company embarks on its third year in business, its extraordinary growth continues, with an expanded product portfolio and a significantly larger sourcing footprint. BanaBay’s ‘BanaBino’ baby bananas,…

BanaBay is Unashamedly ‘PRO-ECUADOR’

BanaBay is Unashamedly ‘PRO-ECUADOR’

Donning hand-made Toquilla straw hats, Alessia Pilade and Harley Williams from the BanaBay team immersed themselves in Ecuadorian culture at a business matchmaking event this week in Hamburg. Pro-Ecuador staged the event which brought together Ecuadorian exporters with European importers. BanaBay bananas were of course among the finest selection of produce to hail from Ecuador…

BanaBay Makes Awards Shortlist

BanaBay Makes Awards Shortlist

BanaBay has gained attention for its meteoric rise to become a globally significant fresh fruit grower and distributor by making the shortlist for a leading business award. Although a last minute entry to the Midlands Business Insider International Trade Awards in the Rapid Export Growth category, BanaBay was clearly identified as a major contender. A…

BanaBay Bangs the Drum for Ecuador

BanaBay Bangs the Drum for Ecuador

BanaBay was right in the mix last week at Exquisite Ecuador in London which showcased the best of what the South American country can offer in terms of products and gastronomy. Organised by representative body Pro Ecuador, the event was one of a series of activities and promotional exercises where our Ecuador-grown bananas were in…

BanaBay on Show at Spitalfields

BanaBay on Show at Spitalfields

A Fresh Produce Consortium event held on 1st October was an exciting day for some of BanaBay’s newest recruits. With the chance to see boxes of freshly delivered bananas, in all their glory, at Spitalfields Market, have a chat with stallholders and find out what this trade is all about. The networking event included a…

A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

We’ve always said that bananas are the perfect healthy treat, and this week new research has revealed yet more benefits of eating the nation’s favourite fruit. A recent study followed over 90,000 post-menopausal women over the course of 11 years and found that participants who consumed the most potassium were at far less risk of…

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