Our team of supply chain experts

22 May 2014

We have invested in local expertise in the countries we source from, ranging from Italy and Spain to South Africa and Chile.

These colleagues have expert local knowledge of the industry, including many years of growing experience themselves. Through regular visits they develop strong relationships with our suppliers, helping to provide the best quality products and supporting local communities.

For example, Daniel Pacheco is our Technical Manager for bananas in South America. Daniel is from Costa Rica and has worked as a banana grower for more than 10 years. He understands how important bananas are to the local economy and knows what training growers need, from farming techniques to food hygiene and safety processes. He works closely with growers to ensure we meet high standards and that we do not waste crop, for example bananas not sold on the market can be transformed into compost and used in the field like fertiliser.

These colleagues have expert local knowledge of the industry, including many years of growing experience themselves. Through regular visits they develop strong relationships with our suppliers, helping to provide the best quality products and supporting local communities.

For example, Daniel Pacheco is our Technical Manager for bananas in South America. Daniel is from Costa Rica and has worked as a banana grower for more than 10 years. He understands how important bananas are to the local economy and knows what training growers need, from farming techniques to food hygiene and safety processes. He works closely with growers to ensure we meet high standards and that we do not waste crop, for example bananas not sold on the market can be transformed into compost and used in the field like fertiliser.