Al Bashiri is a company with a 12-year history in importing supplies in different markets and supermarkets in Saudi Arabia: fruit and vegetables from Argentina, Chile, the US, South Africa, France, Italy, Egypt and Cyprus, among other countries.
The company currently imports 15 containers a week to Jeddah, distributed through 1,040 channels.
General manager Ahmed Al Bashiri (pictured) said it is progressively growing year after year. Today the Al Bashiri company is working on expanding its own warehouse, which is due for completion in two years.
“We want to start importing bananas from Ecuador. It’s the only product we need to provide our customers, but we are growing year on year with our warehouses to take good care of the product we bring,” Al Bashiri said.
It is worth noting that this is because the firm works with fruit and vegetables and each product needs a different kind of care. So Ahmed has his own company for handling the storage service.
This article appeared in edition 143 (May/June 2016) of Eurofresh Distribution magazine in the Special Report / Med & Middle East. Read more from that issue here: www.eurofresh-distribution.com/magazine/143-2016-mayjune