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Unit History: Fyffes Group

Fyffes Group
Group Profile
 
    Fyffes is one of the largest tropical produce importers and distributors in Europe. With a turnover of €500m, the Group is primarily involved in the production, procurement, shipping, ripening, distribution and marketing of bananas, pineapples and melons.
Group History
 
    Fyffes began trading in the 1880’s, where the first commercial delivery of bananas from the Canary Islands arrived in London for E.W. Fyffe Son & Co.
 
Executive Members
 
    David McCann, Executive Chairman, Coen Bos, Chief Operating Officer, Tom Murphy, Finance Director, Seamus Keenan, Secretary
 
Strategy
 
    The Group’s strategy is to apply its resources and management expertise in order to continue to develop its business organically and through further acquisitions and alliances. It is our long-term strategic vision to develop Fyffes into the most successful operator in the tropical produce industry.
Operations
 
    Fyffes operates from locations in Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, USA, Belize, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala and employs more than 4,800 people.
 
Key Brands
 
    Fyffes, the oldest fruit brand in the world is of course most closely associated with the banana. Our brand however is actually applied to a wide range of fruits, most notably tropical produce such as Fyffes Gold Pineapples and melons.
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