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What growers have to say about North American Produce Buyers.
By focusing on our mission, we have become one of the largest importers of Chilean produce in Canada. Our commitment to our partners is rewarded through their loyalty and abundant supply of deliciously perfect fruits.
North American Produce Buyers is honored to sustain a tradition that was established over 50 years ago: a family-run organization that is passionate about high-quality produce; is generous at heart; and happy by nature.
Fresh fruit is essential for our well-being, and that is why procuring fruit is a job we take seriously. We specialize in importing stone fruit (cherries, peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines) and citrus, plus the world’s best varieties of grapes, melons and apples. We proudly supply Toronto’s high-end food retailers with the highest quality produce available. From tasting numerous fruits to meeting the finest growers in their home countries, we go that extra mile to bring you and your consumers the most flawless, freshest fruits.
As a third-generation business, North American Produce Buyers continually strives to exceed expectations in both product and service. We never stop working when we’ve reached a certain level of success; we’re always seeking to improve our product lineup, technologies, packaging and presentation, keeping our eyes and ears open for concerns. Our approach to customer service is well rounded, accommodating both the grower’s and food retailer’s needs.
In order to provide food retailers with the freshest fruit possible, we’re constantly communicating with our growers. Our growers have become extensions of our family; we want to help their farms and businesses prosper, while making sure their top-quality fruit reaches your business and your consumers. The foundation of our relationships with the growers is based on a common passion for fruit, combined with integrity, honesty, trust and consistency. We wouldn’t have our level of success without our growers; click here to meet them.
Our key strength is the quality of our relationships with our partners. This translates into providing our clients with the highest quality produce. Our retail clients demand fresh and naturally delicious produce and we’re happy to always meet their needs. Please browse our selection of fresh produce below to see what we have to offer:
We take pride in the strength and quality of relationships fostered through partnerships from North and South America, Europe and Africa. Our goal is to make each of our partnerships mutually beneficial; when you specialize in procuring and wholesaling the best produce, we know this is the only approach to take. Here’s what our growers have to say about partnering with us:
“It all started with a phone call from Steven Davidson. He was looking for a supplier to ship him pineapple from Costa Rica … I agreed to work with North American and Steve right after that initial phone call. Steve’s excitement about working with Larry to continue working and growing the family business was genuine and honest.
We started off slow with just a few pallets a week, and shortly built the business to load volume within only a few short months. I was amazed at how quickly North American was able to grow their business and customer base.
I realized that their growth was based on the people at North American and the relationships the family had built through the years. I have been working with them for almost 10 years and…they are definitely the most honest and moral company in the produce industry. It has been a win-win partnership and I look forward to continuing my relationship and partnership with them for many years to come.”
“We are a third generation family farming business that specializes in figs. When we wanted to grow our operation, we needed someone to properly represent our product in the Toronto market. When we were introduced to North American, we found another family-run business that mirrored what we believe in: honesty and integrity. Our business has grown tremendously in Toronto and we believe it’s because of the relationship we have formed with North American. We look forward to growing and strengthening that relationship in the years to come. They have become like family, something we believe very strongly in.”
“We originally selected North American Produce Buyers because they have the same business approach and deal with us [using] honesty and energy, with a long-term business view.
…North American Produce Buyers have earned the exclusivity of our label in Canada and, together, we have been able to grow our business by building a strong and mutually beneficial…relationship.
In a business where many buyers have been moving to more average quality and lower-priced products, North American Produce Buyers have been able to continue working with premium suppliers based in each strategic country, who aim to grow the highest quality product. This has been their key to supplying the most quality-discerning supermarkets and customers [who require] the best product in their stores all year, regardless of season. With North American Produce Buyers, quality always comes first.”
“We partnered with North American Produce Buyers because we feel they have positioned themselves as the premier wholesaler in the Toronto area…We feel they are one of the best companies worldwide to deal with. Through honest communication and hard work, we have created a true win-win relationship between IMG Citrus and North American Produce Buyers.”
“We have been doing business with North American Produce Buyers since 1999. At Wawona, we had a plan to partner with the best wholesalers in their respective markets on the North American continent.
In Toronto, that meant partnering with North American Produce Buyers … They are an extension of our sales office. North American markets our fruit in their market to maximize our profits, ensuring their customers have the best tree fruit available on a consistent basis.[North American Produce Buyers] look at the big picture and they look at our overall tree fruit program. From there, they put a plan in place to move all items we pack to the right customer. North American treats their growers with respect and puts forth the effort to ensure a win-win situation for their growers as well as their customers!”
“Although we have just been a partner/vendor for three seasons, we have enjoyed the many benefits [that] North American Produce Buyers provides: honesty, integrity and working hard for our brand.
We get timely market information, which is important in a market as large as Toronto. We did not know much about North American before meeting with Steven Davidson in May 2009. We were impressed by the people we met and their pay history. Getting paid on a timely basis for our growers’ and packers’ hard work is very important to us.
Steven is flexible when it comes to shipping manifests and logistical issues. They are well connected with many customers in their market and can adjust quickly, which is key when working with our fruits (cherries).”
“We chose North American Produce Buyers because we have the same goal [of] adding value on the grower side in a sustainable way. We also agree that high quality and consistency are keys for achieving these goals.
We chose North American as a partner due to the permanent marketing development and support our brand receives on the items we grow and sell. It is a good complement for our strategy [to sell] directly to a few chain stores. Our company benefits from constant, reliable and timely information from the marketplace to make the right decisions. As a result, we get an outstanding return for our premium fruit.
North American Produce Buyers read the market ahead of time. They…work only with the best people on both sides of the business. They look for ways to improve what they do day-by-day for the benefit of their customers and suppliers. And finally, they do exactly what they say they will do.”