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Mangos are in year-round supply at Panorama Produce

Over the last 20 years, Panorama Produce Sales Inc. has built a successful mango importing program, growing to be one of the five largest mango importers in the United States.

“Our focus is on mangos and we have a year-round program,” said Eric Nagelberg, one of the principals of Mamaroneck, NY-based Panorama Produce Sales.

“We focus on quality, and our desire to learn our customers’ needs and being able to provide them with what they need,” Nagelberg said. “We specialize in promotions, as well as monthly and seasonal pricing.”

IMG 2666Over the last 20 years, Panorama Produce Sales Inc. has built a successful mango importing program, growing to be one of the five largest mango importers in the United States.“We plan to have Mexican mangos at the beginning of the season, starting in February, and we plan to increase the volume of our Mexican program,” Nagelberg said.

Panorama Produce specializes in four varieties of mangos: Tommy Atkins, Kent, Keitt and Honey Mangos. “This year, for the first time, we expect to offer Palmer out of Brazil,” Nagelberg said. “Palmer is a newer variety for the United States that is becoming more popular.”

Mangos continue to grow in popularity in the United States, Nagelberg noted.

“We’re seeing higher growth,” he said. “It is a very strong growth in the mango business, and as a result, we’re seeing a much more competitive environment.”

In mid-September, Panorama will begin sourcing mangos from Brazil. “This year marks the first year that Brazil’s volume is starting in mid-September,” Nagelberg explained. “Historically, Brazil would come to market in the middle to end of August, but Mexico has stepped up their production, which caused Brazil to have lower pricing than they wanted, so this year they purposely delayed their crop until the middle of September.”

The Brazilian season runs September through October. After Brazil, Panorama will source mangos from Ecuador from November through December, then Peru from January through March, followed by Nicaragua from February through March, then Costa Rica during March, Guatemala from March through May, and then Mexico starting in February. Panorama will continue with Mexico until Brazil once again comes into play.

All of the mangos sourced by Panorama Produce sales are Global Gap Certified and follow all traceability protocols.

Officials at Panorama Produce Sales worked with an outside consultant to develop a comprehensive data collection process that allows them to approve or reject a mango supplier in compliance with USDA regulations. Audit reports and supporting documents for a specific source are available to its customers upon written request.

Panorama Produce Sales main mango processing and warehouse facility is in Pittsgrove, NJ. The company also has a major operation in Los Angeles.

“We are national in distribution,” Nagelberg said. “We also have a warehouse we work with in Florida year-round, but primarily during March and April, along with a Texas warehouse that we work with during the summer. Our volume continues to grow at a steady pace on both the East and West Coasts,” he said.