Mumbai, April 27th, 2018: If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer with fresh fruits, then you’re in for a treat! IG International, India’s largest fresh fruit importer,has launched popular Piñata apples in India in association with Stemilt Growers, the leading North American pip fruit supplier. The grand launch event, which took place on April 26 at The Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba, Mumbai, saw Bollywood actress Yami Gautam unveil the premium tropical apple to the attending audience.
The launch also marks 10 years of successful association between IG International and Stemilt Growers, and underlines the stellar work that these two industry leaders have been doing to satisfy the growing demand of organic produce in the country.Stemilt Growers is renowned for its commitment to organically grow high-quality fruits. The Piñata variant, in particular, has been developed for its unique and exceptional flavor, as well as itsversatility. Piñata apples are crisp, juicy, and equal parts sweet and tart, which makes them great for multiple culinary purposes. Harvested in mid-October at Stemilt’s Washington State orchards and in great demand across the globe, these beautiful red and orange colored apples are available from November till May each year.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Tarun Arora, Director – IG International Pvt. Ltd, said, “We are proud to add Piñata apples in IG International’s wide assortment of exotic fruits from India and abroad. The variant’s versatility and exceptional flavor have made it a much sought-after variety amongst consumers around the world, andwe are confident that it will replicate its global success story in India as well. Wearealso happy to continue ourdecade-old association with Stemilt Growers, as it further underlines our commitment to provide only the best quality, tastiest, and freshest produce to its customers.”
Mr. Mike Taylor, VP – Stemilt Growers said, “Piñata is one of our most exclusive apple varieties, and its unique flavorprofile is sure to receive a positive response from fruit lovers in India. We are also delighted to have completed 10 years of our association with IG International, one of the oldest cold chain companies in the country. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with IG International by offering more exotic and healthy varieties of fruits to Indian customers.”
Kaabil fame Yami Gautam commented, “I am thrilled to be a part of this launch. Fresh fruits form an integral part of my daily diet. Apples are heart-healthy and the essential nutrients present in itpromote healthy skin and hair. Piñata apples are juicy, flavorful,crisp, and healthy, andare just perfectformaking aclassic apple pieor adding fruityflavors to a fresh green salad. I would heartily recommend Piñata to all fruit aficionados.”
IG International imports 31 global varieties of fruits from across 22 countries and usesits exceptional distribution network to cater to a pan-India market. This includes cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore,Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Cochin,Patna, and Nagpur. The exclusive launch of Stemilt’s premium Piñata apples in India further consolidates IG International’s leadership position in the country’s fresh fruit market, and adds yet more variety to its diverse bouquet of end-customer offerings.