The Russian retail sector has seen massive development in the past 10 years. It has moved from infancy to a point where it now requires an entire basket of fresh produce, for an ever-more discerning Russian consumer base. Founded in 2013, Global Harvest Growers aims to provide year-round imports to Russia from growers all over the world. Our basket has grown considerably since 2013 and we now supply a wide array of fruit and vegetables, 12 months of the year.
Key to our success at Global Harvest Growers is our highly specialised team and the relationships they have cultivated over the years. With many members of our team originating from Russia, we are very much seen as experts in this market. Our experience in the Russian retail sector is arguably unrivalled and this is evident in the strength of our relationships. The fact that we are now listed with 5 of the largest Russian retailers is a testament to our knowledge and experience.
Our relationships with our growers are also of the utmost importance. Over the years, we have invested heavily in nurturing these relationships and have worked hard to instil an appreciation of the Russian markets in our growers. We now source fruit and vegetables from South Africa, Egypt, Israel, India and South America—all the time ensuring the outstanding quality, traceability and logistics that are essential when supplying this market.