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Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:00

Grando

Grando quality produce from Vietnam

Our Grando brand is used for our “grand” first class fruit and vegetables.

 

We launched Grando successfully in the West European market in 2011, after which Grando also became a familiar brand on the shelves in the premium Asian markets. Upon request of our customers the Grando portfolio is expanding year by year.

All Grando products are being produced and packed under strict international quality standards. The current Grando products we have availble are: honey pomelo, pink pomelo, lime, dragon fruit and guava.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 04:00

The Fruit Republic Can Tho

B15-1, 1A street, Hung Phu 1 Industrial Park, Tan Phu Ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho City, Vietnam

 

Thursday, 07 August 2014 17:00

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Disclaimer

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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 17:00

The Fruit Republic Dalat

14 Duong Ba Thang Tu,
Dalat, Lam Dong province, Vietnam

Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00

The Fruit Republic Sales Office

86, Cao Trieu Phat, Hung Gia 4 area, Tan Phong ward, District 7,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Friday, 08 August 2014 08:00

Career

Starting your career at The Fruit Republic

Start your career at The Fruit Republic and together we can let the world discover the fantastic Vietnamese fruits and vegetables.

 

Our team consists of Dutch and Vietnamese fresh produce professionals with diverse backgrounds. We are people who enjoy working in a challenging, dynamic and transparent environment where we can make an impact with our work. We are people with a can-do mentality who want to go the extra mile.

 

We are constantly looking for people who are keen to make a difference, and who can assist us in innovating the agriculture sector of Vietnam. If you do not find what you are looking for in our list of current vacancies, please do not hesitate to send your open application, with your motivation, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We will be happy to guide you further in our recruitment process.

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Your profile

We seek professionals who will work as passionate pioneers, and who want to contribute to a sustainable agriculture sector. Where The Fruit Republic can take you, depends on your talents and ambitions.

 

If you are interested in working for us, then you must be:

  • A team player with good communication and social skills;
  • Strong operational skills;
  • Structured and disciplined work approach;
  • A proactive, ambitious, and positive thinker;
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn for knowledge and culture;
  • Reliable, self-motivated, hardworking.

What we offer you:

  • A unique organizational culture: pioneering, “making it happen mentality”;
  • Good career opportunities for intelligent, responsible and proactive staff;
  • Excellent coaching from talented and experienced professionals;
  • The ability to learn new skills and gain new knowledge;
  • We take good care of our staff, above industry compensation and benefits package.

 

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Internships

Every year The Fruit Republic offers a limited number of internship possibilities to talented students, both Vietnamese and international, in different fields of expertise, including fresh produce production (agronomy), quality assurance, post-harvest, statistical analysis, marketing and sales.

 

If you are interested in an internship with The Fruit Republic, please send us your thesis assignment, including a motivation letter and your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We only accept a small number of students per year. The minimum duration of an internship is four months.

Friday, 01 August 2014 21:00

Mekostar

Mekostar makes staying healthy easy and enjoyable for all!

Originated from and dedicated to the Vietnamese market, Mekostar understands the need of the Vietnamese consumers for fruits and vegetables with guaranteed food safety and consistent quality.

 

Mekostar offers products that meet international quality standards to serve the Vietnamese domestic market. Each of our fruits and vegetables can be traced all the way back to our farmers. Smaller farmers are organized in farmer groups to create the economies of scale needed to produce and market their produce following the food safety requirement system of Mekostar.

 

Mekostar is a brand of The Fruit Republic, the first fresh produce trade company of Vietnam having professional fruit and vegetables packinghouses with excellent post-harvest handling and cooling facilities and a well-managed contract farming system.

 

With Mekostar, the Fruit Republic aims to make the Vietnamese consumers proud again about their own “home-grown” produce. We plan to achieve this vision by supplying our customers with fresh fruit and vegetables which are safe, healthy, tasty and good looking, sourced from our own contract farmers.

 

 

All farmers are visited by our agronomists at least once every two weeks for a thorough site inspection including record keeping, crop protection, fertilizer usage, pre-harvest interval, water usage and waste management among others. Planting data and harvest schedules are communicated to our sales team who make sure that Mekostar fruits and vegetables are delivered to our customers fresh every day. Regular sessions are organized with our farmers and agronomists to relay feedback from our customers.

Besides a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables, special products such as fresh-cut fruits and vegetables are also available under the Mekostar brand to satisfy the need of consumers for convenience.

 

Visit www.mekostar.vn

 

Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:00

Wildboi

Wildboi: fruit & vegetables with character

Our Wildboi brand was originally developed to showcase the delicious tasting Vietnamese pomelo, which had to compete in the world market with the much cheaper Chinese pomelo.

 

In general the Chinese pomelo has a very beautiful skin, but is quite dry (less juicy) and has little flavor compared to the Vietnamese pomelo. As in the West, consumers have become used to perfect looking skins of fruit, we had to communicate that despite the rougher skin of the Vietnamese pomelo, the fruit has a very nice taste, a fruit with character.

 

The name Wildboi is derived from the words “Wild” and “Buoi”. “Wild” refers to the fact that the pomelo orchards were managed quite extensively by the smallholders. As the tree is native to this area, the farmers could let the tree just grow, without little use of chemicals. The orchards are beautiful and full of biodiversity, so kind of Wild. “Buoi” is a Vietnamese word and means pomelo. Together these two words make up “Wild Buoi” and which was coined as “Wildboi” to make it easier to pronounce internationally.

 

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More and more supermarket chains are acknowledging the benefits of selling a better tasting Widboi pomelo and the benefit of having the pomelo available year-round and not only during autumn and winter. In Austria for example, a leading supermarket chain switched from a seasonal Chinese pomelo program, to a year-round Wildboi pomelo program. Despite the higher price, the supermarket chain saw its sales of pomelo triple.

 

After the successful Wildboi honey pomelo (yellow fleshed), we introduced the Wildboi pink fleshed pomelo, packed with a distinct pink net. To give the consumers the ultimate convenience, we developed Wildboi fresh cut honey and pink pomelo, prepared in our HACCP-certified high care facility. Last year we launched Wildboi untreated seedless lime, which became an even larger success then the Wildboi pomelo, as limes are consumed year-round in large quantities and in much more markets.

 

In the coming years we will be further developing the Wildboi range of products for the international market, all having the following characteristics:

  • Unique products, different from the mainstream bulk
  • Great taste, fresh produce with character!
  • Sourced from well-trained and well-supported smallholder contract farmers
  • Sustainably produced, as much as possible only touched by nature
  • Year-round supply programs

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We have successfully developed a year-round program of untreated limes. Untreated means that our GLOBALGAP certified limes are not treated after harvest with any wax or post-harvest fungicides. Read more about our untreated limes >

Saturday, 02 August 2014 19:00

The Fruit Republic at a glance

From Vietnam: Sourced for you

Since its foundation in 2009, The Fruit Republic (TFR) has developed into the leading fresh produce exporter of Vietnam. In a period of five years, The Fruit Republic has successfully developed the world’s only year-round supply program of GLOBALGAP certified pomelo, seedless limes and dragon fruit. TFR is also the first company to supply certified organic lime from Asia.

 

More and more supermarket chains in Europe and Asia are switching to this year-round concept of weekly arrivals of top quality produce from Vietnam.

 

All our fruit and vegetables are sourced from our own GAP certified contract farmers. TFR has a large professional team of agronomists and QA staff, who work on a daily basis with our contract farmers to support them to improve their farm management and to assure they comply with strict international quality standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Our mission is to let the world discover the fantastic taste of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables and make Vietnamese consumers proud of their home-grown produce."

 

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We hold both GLOBALGAP and HACCP certifications, abide by the social standards of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), and are certified for ETI compliance for our contract farmers as well as for our staff working in our processing facilities. In the past two years, TFR has used its experience to supply high value markets in Europe with top quality fresh produce, to

 

 

 

 

develop a successful fresh produce portfolio of over 100 different fruit and vegetables products for the domestic market. Like for its export markets, all products are sourced from TFR’s own certified contract farmers and its growing acreage of corporate farms.

 

 

 

 

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The Fruit Republic was established by a strong team of Dutch and Vietnamese fresh produce professionals who have worked together for over ten years in the agriculture sector of Vietnam. Together they developed an innovative contract farming system that includes hundreds of smallholder farmers and established two modern HACCP certified processing facilities in two distinct agro-climatic zones, each with a unique sourcing area: the tropical Mekong Delta and the temperate highlands of Dalat.

 

 

Since we started we have changed the face of the Vietnamese fruit and vegetable sector and have achieved international recognition for our consistently high quality produce, reliable supply programs and professional staff.  On both the international and domestic market we are successfully building strong consumer brands from Vietnam. 

 

 

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Sourced from the lush Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is a lush landscape of green orchards with vibrant villages crisscrossed by small canals and streams fed by the mighty Mekong River. This fertile delta plain nourishes the year-round cultivation of our delicious range of tropical fruits and vegetables.

 

The Fruit Republic operates the first temperature controlled pack-house and fresh cut facility in Vietnam. This 4,000 m2 large HACCP-certified packing facility is located in Can Tho, in the heart of the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by more than 350,000 hectares of tropical fruits and vegetables. The facility has several washing, sorting and grading and packaging lines, enabling us to handle large volumes of produce, well calibrated for size and color.

 

 

In our 750 m2 high-care fresh cut room, 75 well-trained staff prepare a wide range of fresh-cut fruit. Besides fresh-cut honey pomelos and pink pomelos, we offer fresh cut pineapples, mangos, jack fruit and a growing number of other fresh cut fruits.

 

We are now the leading supplier of fresh cut produce to supermarkets, professional food service companies, international airlines and a growing number of multinationals in Vietnam, which include our fresh cut produce in their staff’s wellness programs.

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Sourced from the highlands of Dalat

The highlands of Dalat are a unique fresh produce production area in Southeast Asia. Located on a fertile plateau at an altitude between 1,000 and 1,600 meters above sea level, Dalat offers the perfect conditions for year-round production of a wide range of vegetables, herbs and temperate fruits. With an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius during the day and a night temperature of 15 degrees, fresh produce from Dalat is famous for its crispness and good taste.

In the middle of this 30,000 hectares large highland production area, The Fruit Republic operates a 2,000 m2 large HACCP-certified packing facility. Our success in the export market formed the basis to develop a fresh produce portfolio for the domestic market. By applying the same international quality standards, we have been able to develop the leading fresh produce brand for the Vietnamese market.

 

Our contract farmers are located within short range of our facility, so that after harvesting, the produce enters the cold chain as fast as possible. Every day we source over 100 different products from Dalat, which we supply nationwide to modern retail and professional food service customers through our strong distribution network.

 

 

In addition to our vast domestic presence we pack iceberg lettuce, sweet pepper, beef tomato, fresh herbs, button mushrooms, cabbages and sweet pepper for export throughout Asia and the Middle East.

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Bringing the best

We are committed to offer both our international and our domestic customers reliable supply programs of fresh fruit and vegetables that meet stringent international food safety and quality standards.

We hold both GLOBALGAP and HACCP certifications, abide by the social standards of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), and are certified for ETI compliance for our contract farmers as well as for our staff working in our processing facilities.

 

Our love for fruits and vegetables combined with our strong consumer and market insights allow us to develop innovative fresh products that are relevant for purchase by different types of customer groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We bring joy to our farmers, our team and your business by sharing our passion and love for Vietnam’s fresh produce."

 

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