Keelings acquires pineapple farm in Costa Rica
Fruit supplier and retailer Keelings has acquired the Las Brisas farm in Costa Rica, a pineapple producer that ships a massive 24 million of the popular fruit every year.
18 February 2020 | 0
Keelings has announced the acquisition of Las Brisas, a pineapple farm in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed for its product quality and community initiatives. Las Brisas is a significant operation with over 900 hectares of land, 460 employees and a modern pack-house producing over 24 million pineapples each year.
Keelings has been strategically aligned with Las Brisas for the last number of years, successfully producing Zero Residue Pineapples for the last 12 months. Costa Rica is also the home of Pura Vida melon farm in Nicoya, where Keelings has a 50:50 joint venture.
The Las Brisas farm is the first certified pineapple farm in the world to produce and export pesticide-free pineapples. The Costa Rican Pineapple Export Auditor recently awarded Las Brisas the title of Number One Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica for sustainable environmental practices, food safety, and staff welfare.
Caroline Keeling, CEO of Keelings Fruits said the acquisition demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing and sourcing quality fruit in the best way possible. “Las Brisas’ ethos and sustainability commitments in production and in local community activities are values we both share,” said Keeling. “We are very excited about the potential our partnership with Las Brisas will bring.”
Keelings’ Las Brisas pineapples from Las Brisas will be sold in all major European markets and the United States. For more information on Keelings, visit https://keelings.ie or @keelingsfruits on social media, or visit www.ciagrolasbrisas.com.