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Fresh Fruit Marketing



The JetBest group has pioneered fresh fruit marketing in Australia through innovative programs that add value at every step of the supply chain for growers, retailers and customers.

We started by bringing together Australia’s largest expert group of papaw and papaya growers in the ground-breaking JetBest program that transformed the marketing of tropical fruit in Australia.  More than 100 specialised growers have completed our strenuous quality assurance and food safety training which is recognised as the industry standard and has been expanded to incorporate a wide range of exotic tropical fruit.  Our expertise, facilities and specialised services help growers manage the supply-demand differential while consistently delivering quality produce for customers.

We work with retailers and suppliers to optimise efficiency.  Careful management of potential variables in all aspects of the supply chain allows us to provide the right quality product at the right time in the right market segment.

Our value-adding marketing enables growers and retailers to keep pace with ever-increasing consumer demands in a dynamic and constantly changing environment.  The JetBest group works with growers and research organisations to develop and supply quality fruit varieties.

High-tech ripening and cold chain facilities, advanced logistics capabilities and trading floors in Brisbane and Sydney provide optimal ‘speed to shelf’ outcomes.  Our diversified grower base ensures consistency of supply throughout the year and buffers market impacts due to regional variations and natural disasters.  This was particularly evident in 2006 when Cyclone Larry devastated regions of North Queensland, and after subsequent natural disasters, when we were able to maintain supply for customers around Australia, cementing our reputation as the most reliable supplier for key products.

Our innovative marketing, delivered through our Tropical Fruit Direct and JE Tipper divisions, continues to evolve and add value for growers and customers.


JET Direct


Jet Direct offers a range of logistics, packaging and ripening services to growers and retailers.

Operating from our sophisticated, modern facility at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane, the Ernie Wood Building, Jet Direct offers leading edge storage and ripening services, fruit conditioning, pre-packing and order preparation, all tailored to clients’ specific needs.

Jet Direct’s purpose-built cold storage facilities feature ethylene injected rooms for precise ripening, and Humidfresh cool rooms providing high humidity to maintain fruit quality and weight.

The temperature-controlled pre-packing area uses modern machinery operated by a team of highly trained packers to cater for any packaging demands, guaranteeing efficiency and accuracy with minimal wastage.  Skilled fruit handlers provide hand packing, grading and quality control, with pre-pack options including flow wrapping, wine tag netting, pillow pack bagging and strip band bagging.  Packaging formats are adaptable to incorporate artwork, bar codes and product descriptions.

Jet Direct is experienced in dealing with the demanding specifications of all major retailers.  Advanced order preparation and logistics services, including order assembly and delivery, enable Jet Direct’s clients to service their customers promptly, efficiently and economically with advanced technology and expertise.  Jet Direct’s services provide access to a range of new markets with minimal investment, backed up by Jet Direct’s extensive experience in fruit handling and conditioning and in-depth market knowledge.

Jet Direct provides a professional, reliable and confidential service. With no conflicts of interest, Jet Direct offers a professional, reliable, specialised and individualised service to enhance customer outcomes, backed up by in-depth knowledge and experience of the fresh produce industry and supermarkets. No-one understands the stringent requirements of tropical fruit retailing and export better than Jet Direct. The JestBest group, one of Australia’s most experienced fresh produce wholesalers, successfully markets all grades of tropical fruit through its widespread market exposure.

For more information, call (07) 3272 5450.


Regional Queensland – Beemart



Through the acquisition of Beemart Enterprises, the JetBest Group has a growing footprint in regional Queensland. With facilities located in Bundaberg, Maryborough and Gladstone, we provide services to growers, food service businesses and retail customers across central Queensland.

Beemart started supplying fruit and vegetables to the people of Bundaberg in 1960. Since then, we have grown to become one of regional Queensland’s largest and most trusted wholesalers of produce supplying a broad range of customers across central Queensland, including independent retailers, food service businesses, cafes and restaurants to name a few. It also provides dedicated grower services and logistics support, and leverages the broader resources of the group to provide growers, retailers, food service businesses and the general public access to a broad range of produce, market access and marketing support.


Imports


The JestBest groups’ strategic import program provides counter-seasonal options for retailers to help them manage seasonal peaks and troughs and offer consumers a wide variety of fresh produce choices throughout the year.

We have developed effective relationships with reliable international suppliers who understand the demands of Australian retailers and consumers for freshness and quality.

Supported by Jet Direct’s modern, efficient management, we deliver quality imported produce at key times during the year at prices that tempt local consumers.  Selective importation also helps maintain consumer interest in certain produce lines which is reflected in increased demand during the Australian season.


Exports



We partner with key growers to service existing and emerging export markets globally.  The timely delivery of fresh, high quality tropical fruit to key international markets provides new markets for growers working with our export team, capitalising on and enhancing Australia’s reputation as a premier fresh produce supplier.

Our expertise and experience, in-depth market knowledge and understanding of crucial seasonal and cultural factors is backed up by Jet Direct’s logistics know-how, ensuring produce arrives in peak condition.  Jet Direct’s customisable pre-packing capabilities can service the most exacting demands of international customers.

Export produce is packaged and presented to satisfy the expectations of international consumers at key times throughout the year to take advantage of seasonal dynamics and cultural celebrations.

We offer an individualised, comprehensive and professional service for growers and clients who want to expand their market reach globally.

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