Eden Prairie, MN (January 30, 2014) — C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest produce and logistics companies, continues to expand Welch’s® Fresh Grapes globally. To mark the occasion, Welch’s® Fresh Grapes and other produce offerings will be showcased at the C.H. Robinson booth during the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin, Germany from February 5-7.
Through expanded distribution, C.H. Robinson, the exclusive marketer of Welch’s® Fresh Grapes in North America for over fifteen years, aims to address the global demand for fresh fruits and vegetables. Welch’s® Fresh Grapes have already met great fanfare in South Korea, China and Latin America.
“Consumers are now, more than ever, influenced by the vast amount of produce that is available to them,” said Gary York, director of European sourcing at C.H. Robinson. “As a top produce supplier, C.H. Robinson combines a streamlined global grape supply program with the Welch’s® worldwide brand in order to provide consumers with a quality product.”
Grapes are delicious, healthy and easy to eat on the go, making them a perfect snack for today’s busy consumer. Fresh grapes are hand-selected to meet Welch’s® exacting standards. Only the highest quality grapes become Welch’s® Fresh Grapes.
“Welch’s® is a beloved brand; one that consumers trust and that ensures quality and consistency,” comments Wayne Lutomski, Vice President of Welch’s® International. “C.H. Robinson’s produce and supply chain expertise has been instrumental in the international expansion of Welch’s® grapes.”
About C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest produce sourcing and logistics companies in the world with annual gross revenues of over $11 billion in 2012. C.H. Robinson offers the highest quality products while integrating value-added logistics, distribution, and information reporting services. Through a large network of regional and local growers, C.H. Robinson offers a full line of conventional and organic produce. The company serves over 42,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and over 11,500 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.
At the heart of Welch’s® are 1,000 family farmers who make everything possible. Each and every farmer is a grape growing expert, who takes great pride in the vineyards they’ve cultivated for generations. It’s our farmer’s dedication to growing the best Concord and Niagara grapes that’s allowed us to provide families with delicious juices, jams and jellies they’ve loved for years.
Our story began over 140 years ago, when Thomas Barnwell Welch decided to serve grape juice instead of wine at his church. Welch was the first to pasteurize bottled fruit juice using Concord grapes, paving the way for a future industry. After its debut at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Welch’s® Grape Juice went on to become the national family favorite it is today.
A single glass of Welch’s® can stir up memories from the past or help create new ones. At Welch’s®, we believe in the power of getting together – even if it’s just a few minutes to connect over a glass of juice or a sandwich. We want to help you enjoy life’s every day moments and share what’s good.