Fresh Food Business
The ANA Group executed an exclusive agreement with Tanabe Farm, which is located at an elevation of 300 meters in Ecuador, South America in June 2005 to conduct the centralized management of distribution from the plantation to stores in Japan.
Utilizing the characteristics of its soil with recycling-based agriculture, a method wherein damaged bananas as well as non-edible parts such as stems and leaves are reintroduced back into the fields as organic fertilizer without being wasted. The plantation also uses ozone water sterilization to manage quality. These processes are part of our commitment to ensuring food safety and environment-friendliness.
We distribute carefully selected products backed by the reliability of Japanese owner Mr. Masahiro Tanabe.
Our private brand “frescana”, for which operations were launched in November 2001, was named after the word “fresco”, which means fresh in Spanish, and ANA for the importer ANA Trading. The plantation located in Mindanao Island in the Philippines, practices safe and environmental friendly cultivation by limiting the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers to the bare minimum.
We take responsibility for the delivery of safe products to our customers by visiting the plantation frequently to ensure the utmost attention is given to quality control.
Import and sales of fresh produce (tropical fruits such as bananas, grapefruits, papaya, and mango, and vegetables)