Total Produce plc of Dublin, Ireland has agreed to purchase a majority shareholding in the Vancouver, BC-based Oppenheimer Group in two stages over five years. The transaction will be initiated with the acquisition of 35 percent of the full service produce marketer’s shares in January, 2013. A further 30 percent will be acquired in 2017.
VANCOUVER, B.C.— When Audrey Desnoyers first joined the produce industry, she was hired to drive a bright green VW Beetle around the Eastern U.S., as part of a team that introduced consumers to a new brand of kiwifruit. Now, after nearly a decade and a half spent driving sales of Oppy products, she has been named as The Oppenheimer Group’s new national business development manager.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—The Oppenheimer Group is delivering grapes grown with a little extra heart through the holidays, thanks to Brazil’s largest Rain Forest Alliance certified grape producer.
Fazendas Labrunier grows Red Globes, Festivals, Thompsons and more in Brazil’s São Francisco Valley. While Labrunier has marketed through Oppenheimer since 2008, this season brings a much anticipated fully Rainforest Alliance certified crop.
VANCOUVER, B.C.— In a move that aims to better serve customers in Eastern Canada, The Oppenheimer Group opened a sales office in Toronto, Ontario on October 15.
Senior Sales Representative Steve McKee came to Oppy following nearly a decade and a half with Sunkist Growers, Inc., where he has held various sales and sales leadership positions. Most recently, he marketed citrus throughout English-speaking Eastern Canada, and implemented sales strategies for national Canadian retail accounts.