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    Highlights

    We are one of the largest orange and lemon growers and juice suppliers in the world, with sustainability as the cornerstone of our business model

    From Grove to Glass

    +30

    Active in juice for over 30 years, and now operating in 70 countries

    Top 3

    The world’s third-largest juice processor and merchant

    38 Farms

    Our assets include over 25,000 hectares of citrus groves (with more than 14 million trees)

    About Juice

    Our juice business offers orange, lime and lemon juices, and associated by-products.

    When citrus fruit is processed, nothing is wasted. Juice is extracted, oils are recovered and all remaining pulp is transformed into citrus-pulp pellets.

    The fiber-rich pellets are used as an animal feed ingredient, and the oil essences and aromas are primarily used by the flavor and fragrance industries, to which we are a major supplier.

    We also produce dry peel from our ripe oranges, lemon and lime. This is used for pectin extraction. Pectin is sold on to the food industry as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food.

    Brazil and the US are the main producers of orange juice. The state of Florida supplies about 75% of North American consumption and Brazil supplies the rest, though its primary market is the EU. The rest of the world also relies on Brazilian production, and consumption growth is greatest in emerging markets.

    Our Juice Value Chain

    Each of our business lines is integrating further across the five steps of our value chain, as we respond to the need for a traceable and responsible supply line from farmer to consumer

    01Originate & Produce

    01Originate & Produce

    We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

    02Process & Refine

    02Process & Refine

    Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer.

    03Store & Transport

    03Store & Transport

    Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us to facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

    04Research & Merchandize

    04Research & Merchandize

    Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

    05Customize & Distribute

    05Customize & Distribute

    We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

    01Originate & Produce

    01Originate & Produce

    We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

    02Process & Refine

    02Process & Refine

    Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer.

    03Store & Transport

    03Store & Transport

    Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us to facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

    04Research & Merchandize

    04Research & Merchandize

    Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

    05Customize & Distribute

    05Customize & Distribute

    We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

    Our Strengths

    We are involved in the entire value chain of citrus processing, from farming to distribution of packaged juices. In addition to merchandizing and risk management expertise, our success in the global fruit juice business is supported by extensive physical assets, sustainable operations and traceable supply chains.

    Our assets include nurseries to grow seedling fruit trees, over 25,000 hectares of citrus groves (with more than 14 million trees) across 38 farms, 4 state-of-the-art processing facilities in Brazil and China, and 2 distribution terminals in Brazil and Belgium.

    Our citrus terminals in the Port of Santos, Brazil, and in Ghent, Belgium, are capable of handling both Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice (FCOJ) and Not From Concentrate Orange Juice (NFCOJ) in bulk and drums.

    Diversifying Downstream

    Pursuing our strategy to move further downstream and diversify revenue through value-added products, in 2019 LDC entered into a joint venture with Luckin Coffee to supply, pack and distribute high-quality not from concentrate (NFC) juices through our partner’s fast-growing retail chain in China, with over 4,500 outlets across the country at the end of 2019.

    The business will focus initially on NFC orange, lemon juices, for which we already master the value chain from farms to customers, with the option to build our own bottling plant in the future.

    Committed to Sustainable Juice

    As a fundamental element of our juice production strategy, we have built sustainable solutions into our operations across the juice value chain

     

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