Spain: Bonnysa no longer Mercadona's exclusive supplier

The supermarket chain Mercadona and the company Bonnysa, former exclusive supplier and one of the largest fresh tomato packers in Spain, have agreed to end their commercial partnership, in place since 2003, over the next three years.

Mercadona will gradually reduce its purchases from Bonnysa, which by 2016 will no longer work exclusively for the chain, although it will remain as a normal supplier, as reported by Mercadona.

The end of this relationship comes as a result of the "different points of view" of the firms in terms of management and "the boost of projects oriented towards developing Bonnysa-managed activities," according to the sources.

As stipulated in the good commercial practices contract signed by Mercadona with all exclusive suppliers, the gradual separation will allow both companies to plan their new strategies during the aforementioned period."

Based in San Juan, in the Spanish province of Alicante, Bonnysa was founded in 1956 and is specialised in the growing and commercialisation of tomatoes and tropical products, in addition to its latest project under the brand Chanita: dehydrated tomatoes and fruits, sliced fresh fruit, spreads, juices and traditional recipes packed in jars, plastic containers and bottles.

With production volumes reaching 100 tonnes per year, the firm started its relationship with Mercadona in 1999. In 2003, it became an exclusive tomato and Canarian banana supplier, introducing pineapples, kiwis, papayas and mangoes later on.


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