VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Oppy has signed a research and development agreement with the culinary innovation hub Flavour Fields, which specializes in growing microgreens and unique edible flowers, and are experts in uncommon produce.
“We’re incredibly excited to explore interesting varieties that bring something truly unique to the market with Flavour Fields,” said Garland Perkins, senior manager of insights and innovation for Oppy. “Oppy is well-positioned to play an important role as a bridge that connects the needs of retailers and growers, with cutting-edge innovations.”
Introducing new varieties and innovations is one of Oppy’s strategic strengths, thanks to a long history of bringing fan favorites to North America, including Japanese easy-peel oranges in 1891 and kiwifruit in the 1960s. Other influential fruits that Oppy has brought to the market over the years include Granny Smith apples, JAZZ™ apples, Envy™ apples and Zespri SunGold kiwifruit.
“We have always been a leader of innovation for the produce industry, but our experience with the retail sector was limited,” said Nicolas Mazard, general manager of Flavour Fields. “We are therefore excited to access Oppy’s in-depth expertise in distribution and marketing. We could not have wished for a better partner than Oppy, and together we will work on bringing pioneering innovations to the industry.”