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Gourmet Trading hires former Driscoll executive in Chile to handle blueberry expansion.
Gourmet Trading announces they have hired Patricio Rebolledo Refusta as their blueberry representative in Chile. In his new role with Gourmet Trading Company, Patricio will help continue to increase Gourmet’s volume of superior quality blueberries.
Patricio has over 20 years experience working in the blueberry industry throughout Chile. He possesses a strong knowledge of all aspects of the supply chain for blueberries in South America, with his most recent position being Agricultural Manager for Driscolls in Chile.
In his new role with Gourmet Trading Company, Patricio will help continue to increase Gourmet’s volume of superior quality blueberries that can be delivered to the North American market in an efficient manner. He will ensure the overlap in supply between Gourmet’s Argentinean and Chilean programs will be seamless.
Chris Martin, President and CEO of Gourmet Trading Company stated, “We are experiencing exponential growth in our blueberry program and are delighted to have Patricio joining our team. He brings a wealth of experience and will be taking the lead in our continued expansion in Chile.”
Scott Hulsey, Berry Procurement Manager for Gourmet Trading Company stated, “The addition of Patricio to the Gourmet team is an important step forward in expanding our South American berry operations. His years of experience with berries in this area will allow us to grow our production and allow for better control of the supply chain.”
“This new hire in Chile is important in reinforcing our strong position in the year-round blueberry category.” stated Julia Inestroza, Marketing and Merchandising Manager for Gourmet Trading Company. “Patricio’
About Gourmet Trading Company:
Gourmet Trading Company, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, was founded in 1982. Their control over the supply chain of fresh asparagus and blueberries enables them to offer superior service to their customers and growers all over the world. Strong grower relationships globally, a state of the art packing facility in Pasco, Washington, implementation of their own traceability system, management of their own farms in Peru and California, in-house warehousing through Gourmet Logistics, and continual investment in their business enables them to provide high quality asparagus and berries all year round. To provide the best service for customers and communication with suppliers, Gourmet Trading Company has additional offices in Miami, Florida; Pasco, Washington; El Centro, California; Bakersfield, California; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Auckland, New Zealand; Lima, Peru; Tokyo, Japan; and Caborca, Mexico.
Additional information is available at www.gourmettrading.net
Julia Inestroza, Marketing and Merchandising Manager, Gourmet Trading Company, 310-916-2075