Continente scooping up Algarve oranges

By TPN/Lusa, in Business, Algarve · 12-02-2021 01:00:00 · 2 Comments
Continente scooping up Algarve oranges

In 2021, Continente will buy 14,500 tonnes of oranges from Algarve producers, 5 percent more than in the past, reinforcing the company’s policy of purchasing from Portuguese producers.

In 2020, the brand sold 13,800 tonnes of Algarve oranges, contributing to the sustainability and development of the regional economy.

All oranges available at Continente stores are oranges from the Algarve, including the oranges made available at juice machines inside the stores, as well as natural orange juice for sale at BAGGA cafeterias.

According to Continente, the Clube de Produtores Continente (CPC), in partnership with its producers, guarantees that the best agricultural practices are used in the groves of the Algarve.

The two thousand hectares of orange groves are distributed between Tavira and Silves and belong to about 100 producers that make up the four Producer Organizations Member of the Clube de Produtores Continente. Algarve oranges have IGP certification - Protected Geographical Indication - which certifies that the product has a certain quality, reputation or other characteristics that can be essentially attributed to its geographical origin.

Ondina Afonso, president of the CPC, says that “the security we feel about the quality of the oranges in the Algarve grown by our producers, allowed us to diversify the offer through the availability of orange juice from the Algarve in our stores, precisely at a time when our customers are looking for food that can boost their immunity.”

Continente, through the technicians of the Producers’ Club, works daily with national producers, investigating and selecting the best products to meet the needs of its customers.



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Comments:

The globalists love it when the big box retailers scoop up the lion's share.
Shut down small / medium enterprises so only the top 10% benefit whilst the 90% is enslaved to the top of the pyramid.
The same ole , same ole .
When will we ever learn ? ?

By Polly Lee from Other on 15-02-2021 11:27

I always think it is so sad seeing how many oranges, lemons and other citrus fruit fall off trees in gardens and are often left to rot, while shoppers are buying the same fruit at stores and markets. The ones fresh from the trees have a much higher vitamin C content and are more likely to be free of pesticides, so I know the type I prefer!

By Steve Andrews from Other on 15-02-2021 11:56
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