Inflation and high shipping rates are squeezing Costa Rican pineapple profit margins


Despite high inflation and rising shipping rates that are squeezing profit margins, Costa Rican pineapple producer and exporter Tropicales del Valle continues to export its ready-to-eat pineapples to the United States, Europe and the Middle East for 12 months of the year.

According to Jose Carlos Chaves, commercial sales manager at Tropicales del Valle: “The company has experienced very positive and sustainable growth over the years, despite all the great challenges we have faced in the last two years, such as the pandemic and high inflation, which made our production, customs and transportation costs higher and affected the profitability of the company due to the low profit margins that are naturally managed. However, that hasn’t stopped us from supplying the most discerning markets in the United States, Europe and the Middle East with our premium, high-quality, conventional green and golden Ready To Eat pineapples, which we ship by airmail. and by ocean, making it available for 12 months of the year.

The pineapple producer and exporter is looking forward to “Fruit Attraction” which starts tomorrow. “This year we will be present again at Fruit Attraction Madrid, but with a surprise for all our customers. Tropicales del Valle has decided to invest in its separate stand. We will be in Hall 6, Stand 6B08, and we will have more space and privacy than in previous years and some additional surprises await visitors in addition to the pineapple tastings we will have.

“Our success is not only due to the fact that we have diversified into the right markets, but also to our high degree of commitment. This has driven us to maintain top quality pineapples, high service levels and achieve the most important certifications in the business such as Global Gap, RFA, BRC, SMETA, PRIMUS GFS, among others. These certifications allow us to supply the most important distribution chains in the world, as well as the world’s top processors, wholesalers and distributors.

“We have proven our quality for many years, our pineapples are very aromatic, yellow on the outside and with high brix levels. They are ripened in the plant, with high nutritional properties. We ship them by air and sea, and we currently have a total production of 1,400 net hectares, exporting around 10 million boxes per year. Our goal is to continue to produce a high quality product that allows us to reach the most demanding markets and customers in the world,” concludes Chaves.

Join Tropicales del Valle at Fruit Attraction 2022: HALL 6, BOOTH 6B08.

For more information:
Jose Chaves
Tropicales Del Valle
Tel: +506 2239 9696
Email: [email protected]


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