The Packer: Oppy merges cherry brands to form Katco Packing
As Oppy continues to look for increased efficiencies and powerful partnerships across its operations, the leading grower has brought together two top cherry brands, Katicich Ranch and Brookside, to form Katco Packing.
Katco Packing, located in Stockton, California, will realize numerous operational efficiencies, particularly in packing, with state-of-the-art Unitec optical sorting machinery bringing increased accuracy and speed to their boutique brands. As a leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, Oppy will take on a strategic role in the new venture, where it is deeply involved with both partners.
“Oppy has a long history in the California cherry deal and through this move looks to streamline operations even further to grow our comprehensive offerings in line with demand,” Oppy’s Senior Vice President, Categories and Marketing James Milne said…