Author archive: Billy Banana

BanaBay finalist for growing business award

BanaBay finalist for growing business award

The rapid worldwide expansion of BanaBay, the UK headquartered Ecuadorian banana brand, has been recognised by Growth Accelerator and has been shortlisted for ‘The Brave & The Bold’ awards. The government backed service which fields a team of industry experts to support growing businesses received nominations for BanaBay’s overseas activities and placed it in the…

BanaBay Attends Top London Fresh Produce Show & Awards

BanaBay Attends Top London Fresh Produce Show & Awards

BanaBay is attending the UK biggest fresh produce event, the London Produce Show & Conference on Thursday 5th June as the guest of Pro Ecuador, the body representing Ecuadorian industries. The UK based banana importer which has plantations in Ecuador sees the influential event as an opportunity to showcase its brand, meet retailers and wholesalers…

Banana Fun at VegFest Bristol

Banana Fun at VegFest Bristol

Last weekend, BanaBay supported Europe’s biggest vegan gathering, VegFest.  The three-day event attracted 13,000 visitors, who were charmed with an onsite music festival, and indulged in hundreds of stalls offering all things vegan. BanaBay bananas were the main topic and ingredient for veteran Captain James Tea Cook, notable Chef, Pirate and BanaBay fan, who held…

Birmingham firm’s banana exports soar to weekly 5.7m

Birmingham firm's banana exports soar to weekly 5.7m

Birmingham-based Ecuadorian brand BanaBay has reported further dramatic growth during the first quarter of the year. They have secured a series of new contracts, more than doubling the number of containers it ships globally from 20 containers per week to 53 – the equivalent of approximately 5.7 million bananas a week. Since appearing at Fruit…

BanaBay Supports ‘Beat the Banana’

BanaBay Supports ‘Beat the Banana’

Nearly 500 fun runners chased a man-sized banana around Hyde Park on Thursday 15th May in order to triumph in the 5k challenge ‘Beat the Banana.’ The annual event that uses a human fruit as a race pacemaker is organised by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) to highlight the importance of healthy eating and…

Banana drama at Hyde Park

Banana drama at Hyde Park

Annual ‘Beat the Banana’ charity fundraiser sees importer and distributor BanaBay take a hands-on role early 500 fun runners chased a man-sized banana around Hyde Park in order to triumph in the 5k challenge ‘Beat the Banana.’ The annual event in West London’s world-famous park, and which uses a human fruit as a race pacemaker,…

BanaBay in healthy partnership with WCRF

BanaBay in healthy partnership with WCRF

BanaBay is delighted to be chosen as sponsor and official banana supplier for leading cancer prevention charity, World Cancer Research Fund UK (WCRF). Committed to ‘stopping cancer before it starts’, WCRF promotes the importance of eating protective foods; and bananas contain beneficial fibre as well as anti-oxidants which can help prevent disease. Thousands of BanaBay…

BanaBay breaks into tough New Zealand market

BanaBay breaks into tough New Zealand market

Ecuadorian banana brand BanaBay has broken into the tough New Zealand market by offering premium quality produce supported by a direct sourcing package to one of the country’s biggest retail chains, Countdown. BanaBay, which supplies the Woolworth owned chain’s 161 stores, started out on a trial basis shipping one container a week in October 2013…

BanaBay enters the pineapple market

BanaBay enters the pineapple market

BanaBay the premium brand of Ecuadorian bananas has expanded its portfolio to include pineapples. The BanaBay pineapples will be of MD2 Golden variety and will be sourced from plantations in Ecuador, where BanaBay will have its own dedicated hectares. This will enable BanaBay to control the size, colour, brix and acidity of the fruit, whilst…

No More Slip Ups

No More Slip Ups

As a result of our increasingly litigious society, with soaring accident compensation claims on businesses and local authorities, scientists have been developing a banana with a non-slip peel as part of a long-term experiment into the nature of slippery surfaces. The new variant was achieved by cross breeding the banana with the Teazle, a plant…

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