NatureSweet

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NatureSweet
FormerlyDesert Glory, LTD
TypePrivate
Founded1990; 32 years ago (1990) in San Antonio, Texas, United States[1]
Headquarters
San Antonio
,
United States
Key people
Rodolfo Spielmann CEO[2] Frederic Steunou CFO[3]
Number of employees
8,000 (2016)[4]
Websitenaturesweet.com

NatureSweet LTD is a San Antonio-based grower, packager and seller of produce. The company grows a variety of tomatoes that includes Glorys, Cherubs, SunBursts, Jubilees and Eclipses.[4][5] The company is vertically integrated.[6] NatureSweet grows its tomatoes in greenhouses in Willcox, Arizona and 6 Factories in 3 states of Central Mexico, Jalisco, Nayarit and Colima.[7][8]

History[edit]

NatureSweet was founded in Devine, Texas, in 1990 under the name Desert Glory LTD.[9] The company began selling its tomatoes nationwide in 2012.[10] In 2013, NatureSweet purchased the assets of the greenhouse grower, EuroFresh Farms.[11][12] The company partnered with Ganfer, one of the largest greenhouse vegetable growers in North America in 2016, to increase production.[13] In 2017, it was reported that the company's Cherubs tomatoes were the number one small tomato in the United States.[9]

Certifications[edit]

NatureSweet's tomatoes are verified as a non-GMO product by The Non-GMO Project and all of its facilities are Level 3 SQF certified.[14][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of NatureSweet Limited". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Alumnus, NatureSweet CEO Described His Path into Business World". University of Texas at Dallas. March 12, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "NatureSweet® Tomatoes Announces New Chief Financial Officer". Globe Newswire. May 11, 2020. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Donnel, Jessica (October 27, 2016). "NatureSweet-Finding the "Sweet" Spot". The Snack. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Groh, John (June 29, 2015). "NatureSweet unveils New Tomato Variety". The Produce News. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Donnel, jessica (October 26, 2016). "NatureSweet's Lori Castillo Talks 'Tomatoes Raised Right' and New Pack Sizes". AndNowUKnow. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  7. ^ O'Connor, Tim. "NatureSweet Tomatoes". Transportation and Logistics Magazine. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Brezosky, Lynn (September 30, 2015). "NatureSweet CEO Got Results By Raising Employee's Pay". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c Loria, Keith (January 11, 2017). "New Campaign to Highlight NatureSweet's Growing Standards". The Produce News. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Hornick, Mike (May 8, 2012). "NatureSweet Sues Mastronardi Over Trademark". The Packer. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Brezosky, Lynn (January 28, 2013). "NatureSweet to Buy Tomato Growing Firm". My San Antonio. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  12. ^ Wittig, Ainslee (October 30, 2013). "NatureSweet Drops Crops for Success". Arizona Range News. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  13. ^ Sparks, Brian (July 5, 2016). "NatureSweet and Ganfer Partner on Tomato Production". Greenhouse Grower. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Non-GMO Project Verified Product". The Non-GMO Project. Retrieved May 30, 2017.