|VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mulholland Citrus, an Orange Cove-based citrus grower-shipper of primarily mandarins, is joining Sunkist Growers, Inc.
“In the four generations of our family’s farming history, Mulholland Citrus has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Sunkist and we are pleased to now be joining the cooperative,” said Heather Mulholland. “We are aligned with Sunkist’s sales and marketing approach, as well as the organization’s values – which, as a family business, are very important to us.”
Projected to pack 8 million 5-pound carton equivalents of mandarins annually, Mulholland Citrus will join the network of packinghouses that comprise the Sunkist cooperative.
“Sunkist’s quality promise is central to our brand, and we deliver on that promise by working with best-in-class growers and shippers,” said Sunkist President & CEO Russ Hanlin. “Mulholland Citrus has a rich history of growing and shipping exceptional quality citrus. We are honored to welcome this industry leader to Sunkist and are looking forward to working together to deliver premium fruit to our customers.”
Mulholland Citrus will begin packing under the Sunkist brand on November 1 to kick off the 2017-2018 citrus season.
“Along with their volume, Mulholland Citrus brings valuable experience and knowledge to Sunkist,” said Senior Vice President & COO John Striff. “We are leveraging that experience and working collaboratively to ensure a strong start to the upcoming season.”