The value chain of Spanish mangoes can be seen in the table below.
Many large-scale growers take on an exporting role, possessing their own harvesting, packaging even logistics facilities to maintain quality standards required for export within EU.
Other smaller scale growers market their products through cooperatives and association.
Small growers without membership to any cooperatives depends almost entirely on wholesale markets (domestic and within EU)
Central Purchasing centers
Apart from traditional value chain, Spain is one of the countries in EU where purchasing centers of major retail chains are located such as French Carrefour (Socomo) and German companies are also present, including the Metro group with their Valencia Trading Office, Rewe with the Eurogroup España and Edeka with their Fruchtkontor España.
These purchase centers support supply programmes of European retail chains.
Supermarkets in Spain do not always work with supply programmes. There are many suppliers they can choose from and sometimes prefer to work with quotations.
German established purchasing centers in Spain is one of the reason why exports in Germany is competing with France as one of the biggest, but a channel that we cannot utilize.