"Frozen fruit is gaining popularity in supermarkets around the world. The year coming to an end has been impacted by the pandemic and we expect strong growth in demand for this product, at levels similar to the past few years" from Mazzoni Group Carlo Trevisan and Nicola Borgatti of the refrigeration department said.
The sharp decline in supply in the H&R sector, including ice cream parlors and pastry shops, was compensated by rising demand from the processing industry and supermarkets. Last year, the division sold 13 tonnes of product, more than 20 percent of which was processed by its own factories.
"There is a lot of interest from abroad (eg France), especially in frozen fruit bags for supermarkets. We have updated the product line for this market, and our current offerings include: mixed berries, strawberries, raspberries and tropical fruit mixes, all of which are It’s organic. Our traditional food products include: tropical fruit blends, etc.”
In order to obtain high-quality frozen fruit, it is necessary to use fruit varieties suitable for freezing that are suitable for cutting and high Brix levels.
"We are increasingly focusing on high-quality products that lead to higher profits. In addition, in 2021, we will be launching a new range of frozen pulps for the production of premium jams."