01/06/2021 | Ingredients

Bösch Boden Spies and Ocean Spray Cranberries expand strategic partnership

Following a strategic initiative of its long-standing cranberry partner Ocean Spray, the B2B food ingredients supplier Bösch Boden Spies (BBS) is expanding its dried fruit product portfolio. In this context, they are working in close cooperation with Polish fruit processor Zarecki Foods, in which BBS has held a stake since September 2020.

Ocean Spray has contributed its extensive processing expertise to the expansion of its strategic partnership with BBS. The production experts of the world’s largest US cranberry producer, with annual sales of EUR 2 bn, have closely supported the expansion of fruit processing specialist Zarecki Foods in Poland in recent months. As a result, they are ensuring Ocean Spray's highest global quality standards.

“We are very proud that Ocean Spray, as the global market leader, is expanding its product portfolio together with us and can now also offer other infused dried fruits from Europe in addition to the successful cranberries,” says Dirk Schmidt, Managing Partner and Co-CEO of BBS.

The new Beyond Cranberries range from Ocean Spray initially includes sweetened dried sour cherries, cultivated blueberries and black currants in top quality from regional cultivation. With this portfolio expansion, BBS is consistently strengthening its position as a leading B2B supplier to the food industry and the retailers in Europe.