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Our services: improving fresh produce chain efficiency, developing new products, evaluating agricultural investments

Fruit Profits is a fresh fruit and vegetable consulting firm. We work with clients worldwide to:
- improve their fresh produce quality
- analyze and improve their cold chain efficiency
- reduce costs and fruit spoilage
- develop and market innovative fresh products
- develop postharvest technologies for fresh produce preservation and improved quality

Our areas of expertise include:

- cost reduction and fruit spoilage reduction

- value chain analysis: harvest, packaging, transport and storage
- marketing plans and market introduction of innovative fresh products
- improving fruit quality through changes in harvest and ripening processes
- ripening processes and ripening room design
- packaging design for longer shelf life
- marketing techniques to increase fruit sales at retail point-of-sale
- prospecting and due diligence of agricultural companies/assets for agriculture investment funds
- agricultural and food technology asset valuation for acquisition targets

Fruit Profits also conducts due diligence and valuation analysis of agribusiness assets or technology acquisitions for investments funds or individual investors.

Dr. Manuel Madrid, director of Fruit Profits, has extensive experience in tropical crops (banana, pineapple, mango, papaya), vegetable crops (tomato, melon, watermelon, pepper, salads) berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), stone fruits (apricots, nectarines, peaches), avocado,  table grapes, citrus , pomegranate, cherries and others. 

He has conducted development projects in Northern and Southern Europe, Russia, North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt), South America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru), Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama),  USA ,  Mexico, and Asia ( Philippines, Vietnam) 

Dr. Madrid has 25 years´ experience in:

  • Developing technology for fruit quality improvement: harvest, packaging, cold storage, ripening
  • Evaluation and improvement of the fresh produce value chain in more than 50 countries
  • Postharvest technology
  • New product development and market introduction of new varieties of fruits and vegetables

Contact us at : manuel.madrid@fruitprofits.com


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