With a team of experts in distribution as long-term partners across the emerging markets in the Middle East, Gourmet Fruits International has developed a stronghold in the region. Established in 2014 as a service for clients, to develop a stronger relationship with our farmers in California initially, our rapidly growing exposure ensures that we can work with our farmers to connect them the distributors and retailers who are passionate about quality product. Since 2014, Gourmet Fruits International has built partnerships in over 6 global markets.
"It's about knowing the customer, and achieving healthy growth through local knowledge on how to do business. You have to assimilate to really create opportunities." - Mehrdad Haidari
Raised in Qatar in the Middle East, Mehrdad’s exposure to the rapidly developed market of Qatari Industry, and strong connections to the distribution and retailing leaders played a huge role in his interest to branch out, and work closely with the source of his interest - farmers. One of the first of his kind, as a uniquely California-centric sourcer and exporter of quality product to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates specifically, Gourmet Fruits International has developed a reliable and unparalleled foothold in the region.
Unmatched Market Growth
The Qatari market is at the cusp of explosion in all industries, and we are pioneering a new era of effective all-inclusive services for our partners. As the region rapidly takes centre stage, as economic growth shifts to the GCC, we want our farmers to be the first to establish relationships with partners that value their experience. Our team and partners have worked with distributors in the region for over 3 decades, developing stable, ongoing, and fruitful relationships in the process.