A group of representatives from the UK company International Procurement & Logistics (IPL) has visited Planasa’s R&D facilities in Huelva (Spain) to see the upcoming berries for Asda supermarkets. The expedition was formed by IPL technicians Carolina Carral, Barrie Jones, Ines Gardé, Ross MacDuff and Liam Richards.
During their visit they were able to see the new blueberry varieties that are going to be launched in October 2019, as well as the raspberry and strawberry programmes. IPL’s Technical Team Leader in Spain & Portugal, Carolina Carral highlighted “Planasa’s focus on earliness and flavour in the development of new berry varieties”.
IPL is one of the largest privately-owned food processing business and one of the largest importers of produce in the UK. In 2009 Asda purchased IPL and they became a part of the Walmart family.