Fyffes, one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies which was acquired by the Sumitomo Corporation of Japan in 2017, announced today (17 July 2020) that its CEO and Chairman David McCann is to retire at the end of July after 34 years with the company.
It’s time to crown Ireland’s Finest Banana Bread now that the whole country has had a few months to perfect their recipe. We’ve teamed up with celebrity chef Donal Skehan to launch this epic bake-off battle and the competition promises to be both fierce and fun.
On Labour Day 2020, Fyffes wants to thank all its people for their unwavering commitment and great efforts to stay safe and protect each other from the spread of COVID-19.
The partnership between Fyffes and Fruchtimport vanWylick (vanWylick) goes back to 2011 when Fyffes acquired one third of the business. Fyffes has worked during this time with its valued partners and shareholders in vanWylick, Capespan and Gemüsering, who have agreed to sell their shareholding in vanWylick to Fyffes.
Discover more about Fyffes operations in Honduras. Through its subsidiary SOL, Fyffes owns two farms Suragroh and Melon Export in the Choluteca region of Honduras employing up to 7,000 workers during the winter melon season.
Fyffes, one of the world’s largest and oldest tropical produce importers and distributors, has been awarded by its long-term partner PLUS Retail as their best supplier in 2019 and winner of the CSR category “MVO”.
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Learn more about how Fyffes is protecting its farms from TR4 and collaborating with the wider banana sector to prevent its spread.
Today Fyffes announced its support for new global regulations that will limit the sulphur content in all marine fuels to 0.5 percent beginning January 1, 2020. Fyffes is responsible for the shipment of over 100 million boxes of bananas, pineapples and melons each year and understands the environmental impact of its actions. The regulations will help reduce carbon emissions as well as reduce acid rain and importantly, there is a positive human impact by reducing illnesses and deaths caused by sulphur emissions impacting people living near ports.
As part of our drive towards improved sustainability, Fyffes in Ireland has just brought to market a fully recyclable paper band as a more environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic bags used widely within the sector. The new band is also fully compostable and is sourced from Forestry Stewardship Council approved sources. This development has the potential to greatly reduce plastic usage.
The Dutch supermarket chain PLUS and long term partner Fyffes have teamed up to make the banana supply chain even more sustainable.
Fyffes reduces water consumption by 80% by using a pioneering water recycling system at its banana farm in Costa Rica.
Fyffes marks International Women’s Day by launching its Global Gender Equality Program in Honduras, one of the most challenging places in the world to be a woman.
Find out more about our recent initiatives supporting our seasonal workers during the agricultural off season in Honduras and Guatemala and the education of local children in our farming communities
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Choluteca, Honduras. April 5, 2018. Sur Agrícola de Honduras (Suragroh), a Honduran division of Irish produce company Fyffes, has received Fair Trade certification from Fair Trade USA