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Curry & Co. partners with Suncrest Produce Solutions to enhance sweet onion program

Curry & Co. has formed an exclusive multi-year partnership with Suncrest Produce Solutions LLC, based in Lake Wales, FL, that will enhance the Brooks, OR-based company’s year-round sweet onion program.

Suncrest, which is owned by 20-year industry veteran Jason Turner, is a large importer of Peruvian sweet onions. The partnership brings these imports into the fold of Curry & Co.’s 52-week vertically integrated sweet onion program.

More than 200 containers of Peruvian sweet onions will be shipped this coming fall and winter in this partnership.

Curry & Co. is currently in the midst of its Vidalia sweet onion program, which will be followed by the Walla Walla sweets deal beginning in June. Vidalia onions started harvest mid-April and will be available through August.

Mr. Turner will assist Curry & Co. with sales, marketing and production during the 2013 Vidalia onion season and then help transition to Peruvian sweets in the fall.

“I’ve worked with several members of the Curry & Company team, including [recently named chief financial officer and chief operating officer] Michael Hively,” Mr. Turner said in a press release. “Michael and I go back a long ways and have a relationship built on mutual respect and trust. Curry & Company is known for their high-quality sweet onions and I look forward to building on that reputation. Retailers are eager for consistently sweet onions, and we have the right onions year round for their customer bases.”

“Our customers want sweet onions year round, and this partnership with Suncrest Produce strengthens our existing sweet onion program and will triple or even quadruple our Peruvian import volumes,” Matt Curry, president of Brooks, OR-based Curry & Co., said in the press release. “Suncrest has been one of the leaders in Peruvian sweet onions, they have an excellent reputation, and our partnership will benefit retailers nationwide.”