New Member: Global Pacific Food Group – Investing in the Future
It is our pleasure to reveal that Global Pacific Food Group are the latest addition to MDS!
With over 20 years’ experience and two MDS alumni at the helm, Global Pacific is well placed to grow their business, moving fruit across Europe. In their own words, Global Pacific explain why they wanted to join forces with the UK’s number 1 provider of management training for the food industry.
Who are Global Pacific Food Group?
Global Pacific are pioneers of direct fresh produce supply into the UK and European markets, with over 20 years of trading experience. We have a proven track record of delivering commercial benefits to customers, developing long term relationships with growers and packers around the world. Global Pacific export more than 15 million cases of fruit from around the world annually into the UK & Europe in a combination of bulk and finished goods formats; specialising in Grapes, Citrus, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Stone Fruit and Kiwi Fruit. Our senior team have a unique blend of retail & procurement experience, having worked within UK retail for many years, and within the global supply base supplying fresh produce to the multiples. Global Pacific’s Team benefit from a deep understanding of the challenges and pressures our retail customers face.
- Integrity – To be honest, open, ethical and fair at all times
- Service – Global Pacific aim to exceed customer expectations
- Innovation – Put quality first and always look for opportunities to improve
- People – Treat people with respect and be passionate about everything we do
Life with Global Pacific Food Group
Global Pacific have to be dynamic and agile company working with one of Europe’s leading retailers and have placed themselves at the centre of our global sourcing strategy. This has given us the opportunity to see significant growth potential across Europe and possibly further afield. It’s fast paced on occasions as well as demanding, exciting, frustrating, generally fun and ultimately rewarding. Global Pacific continue to support our colleagues with improved ways or working, training and career opportunities.
There are moments of significant intensity, managing a growth business that is low cost and margin in a highly volatile market has its challenges however we are extremely well aligned in values to our key customer. We have the same high expectations around performance and outstanding communication internally and externally with our growers and service providers. Global Pacific have developed a more flexible approach to our colleagues’ all important work life balance, enabling us to retain, attract and develop our talent pipeline.
Global Pacific Food Group has joined MDS with the aim of introducing, developing and promoting new entrants into the industry. The company has experienced fast growth and we have scope to grow the business further in a world that needs fresh energy, thinking and perspective. Two of our senior leadership team are MDS alumni and have a clear passion for what MDS stands for, as well as what it can deliver to all stakeholders in the future. Our key customer is also a member and a strong advocate to support their growth ambition too.
Global Pacific anticipate using the MDS programme to support future growth, both in short term placements and to recruit long-term future leaders into the organisation full time.