This year, Continente will acquire 18 million kg of oranges from the Algarve, from national producers, through the Continente Producers Club (CPC), which guarantee safe and sustainable certification processes, an increase of 10% compared to 2021.

Continente thus reinforces its contribution to the regional economy’s sustainability and development.

In 2021, Continente stores’ customers purchased 16 million kg of oranges from the Algarve, from certified orchards. All the oranges available in Continente stores, including the oranges in the stores’ juice machines, as well as the fresh orange juice for sale in BAGGA cafeterias, are oranges from the Algarve, hand-picked at their optimal point of consumption, which allows for more flavour and more nutritional richness.

The CPC, in partnership with its producers, guarantees that the best agricultural practices are used in Algarve’s orchards, with a strong investment in the well-being of the people involved in the production and harvesting processes.

The two thousand acres of orchards are spread between Tavira and Silves and belong to around 100 producers who make up the four Producer Organizations Members of the Continente Producers Club. Algarve Oranges have PGI certification – Protected Geographical Indication – which certifies that the product has a certain quality, reputation or other characteristics that can essentially be attributed to its geographical origin.

Algarve Oranges, produced by our producers, have food-safe certification processes and are environmentally sustainable, with a harvesting process that allows the Algarve Orange sold in Continente stores to be sweeter, juicier and more aromatic. We are proud to work only with certified producers, with references that support sustainable development and the well-being of their employees”, explains Ondina Afonso, president of the CPC.

Continente, through the Producers Club’s technicians, works daily with national producers, finding and selecting the best products to meet the needs of its customers.

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