Author archive: Billy Banana

Mike Edwards Training in Florida

Mike Edwards Training in Florida

Our Brand Ambassador and high jumper Mike Edwards sent back this report from Florida where he is in training for the outdoor athletics season. In this short clip, find out how he begins the process of activating himself mentally and physically.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Mike Edwards is a Team GB high jumper hoping to compete in Rio in 2016. He is also a Brand Ambassador for BanaBay promoting the importance of including fresh fruit in the diet to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Born in Manchester, Mike graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida last May and is…

BanaBay Keeps Tabs on Traceability

BanaBay Keeps Tabs on Traceability

To keep pace with its expanded sourcing footprint and growing customer base, BanaBay has invested in leading ERP management software, enabling it to chart the progress of its fruit throughout the entire supply chain and ensure complete product traceability. Following a period of rapid growth, the global fruit grower and distributor is keen to maintain…

BanaBay Bids to open up Russian Market

BanaBay Bids to open up Russian Market

Vitali Donskoi has joined the business development team at fresh fruit grower and distributor BanaBay, to introduce its range of bananas and pineapples to markets in Eastern Europe and Russia. Having identified the potential in the region, BanaBay confirms that Fruit Logistica will be a major opportunity for the brand to meet existing contacts, develop…

BanaBay Targeting Growth for Mexico

BanaBay Targeting Growth for Mexico

Global fruit grower and distributor BanaBay will be looking to maximise its new sourcing arrangements with plantations in Mexico at Fruit Logistica this year, in a bid to build the brand in the European market place. Since taking the decision to supplement banana provision from its owned plantations in Ecuador in Summer 2014, BanaBay is…

BanaBay Moves into Apples & Limes

BanaBay Moves into Apples & Limes

BanaBay is exploiting its extended sourcing footprint to discover the best varieties of new fruit lines to add to its portfolio; and from February 2015 will be able to offer New Zealand apples and Mexican limes. Known primarily for its premium bananas from Ecuador, BanaBay is responding to customers’ requests for apples which are outside…

BanaBay Strides Ahead in China

BanaBay Strides Ahead in China

Following a booming year in the banana business, BanaBay is concentrating on developing long term strategic relationships with customers in one of its key regions, China. Since establishing an operating base in Shanghai in 2014, the fruit grower and distributor has secured two significant new customers and is shipping 43 containers of bananas a week…

BanaBay Puts on a Show for Local Children

BanaBay Puts on a Show for Local Children

BanaBay has been demonstrating its commitment as an ethical business and one that puts people at the heart of the operation with its Christmas initiative to support poorer communities in Ecuador. Each year the banana grower, through its plantation’s charitable trust, selects a local neighbourhood where there are plenty of children and organises a special…

BanaBay Doubles UK Offices

BanaBay Doubles UK Offices

As it enters its third year in business, BanaBay is doubling the size of its Jewellery Quarter based UK headquarters to accommodate new staff members to service growing demands for its fresh produce globally. Appointments in 2014 in sales, marketing, quality control and customer services have boosted the international team to 18 people including those…

BanaBay to introduce new product lines at Fruit Logistica

BanaBay to introduce new product lines at Fruit Logistica

BanaBay is making its second appearance at Fruit Logistica as a globally recognised fresh produce brand and this year will be showcasing two new product lines. As the company embarks on its third year in business, its extraordinary growth continues, with an expanded product portfolio and a significantly larger sourcing footprint. BanaBay’s ‘BanaBino’ baby bananas,…

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