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Foodiverse strengthens its executive structure as part of its new strategic plan

15 October, 2021
  • The company, which has experienced over 30% growth during the 2016-2020 period, has decided to reinforce its structure, appointing Jesús Gómez, formerly Managing Director of Agromediterránea, as the new CEO.
  • This change is accompanied by the hiring of David Navas, who has extensive experience in companies such as Allianz and Supermercados Día, as the new Business Development Director, and Francisco Sánchez Ocerin, former Deputy Director at Kölla Valencia and previously Fresh Products Procurement Director at Carrefour as well as Director of Socomo, as the new Managing Director of Agromediterránea.
  • Foodiverse is committed to promoting and developing internal talent to take on this new stage, while also adding new top-tier professionals from the sector who boast both Spanish national and international experience.
  • The new strategic plan, known as Horizon 2025, aims to promote Foodiverse’s organic and sustainable growth, expanding its product and client portfolios as well as its international presence.

Valencia, October 15th, 2021. Foodiverse, multinational company specialized in fresh and healthy products, has announced today the appointment of Jesús Gómez as the company’s new CEO, as part of its new 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

Jesús Gómez comes into this role having served as Managing Director of Agromediterránea, one of the group’s main companies. Here he has had major successes in managing and leading teams, as well as in promoting the company’s organic growth, making Agromediterránea a benchmark in the agricultural sector.

“I am really excited to face this new stage. We are taking on the challenge of bringing Foodiverse forward in a new growth phase marked, in its organic plan, by a strong commitment to sales, and accompanied by solid inorganic growth to make Foodiverse the European leader in fresh and healthy foods. I am sure that with the support, effort, and dedication of the more than 2,500 employees who make up the Foodiverse family, and with our hallmark innovation and sustainability, we are going to achieve the objectives set forth in the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan”, stated Jesús Gómez, the new CEO of Foodiverse.

Together with this appointment, which aims to reinforce the executive structure of the group and its subsidiaries for this new phase, the company has also hired David Navas, who has international experience in companies such as Allianz and Supermercados Día, as the new Business Development Director for Foodiverse, and Francisco Sánchez Ocerin, who has served as the Deputy Director at Kölla Valencia and previously served as the Fresh Products Procurement Director at Carrefour and Director at Socomo, as the new Director of Agromediterránea.

2022-2025 Strategic Plan

The reinforced executive structure aims to bring Foodiverse to a new level in its growth and development strategy as part of the company’s new strategic plan for 2022-2025, known as “Horizon 2025”.

In the upcoming years, Foodiverse aims to become the European leader in the fresh and healthy products through sustainable, organic growth, both domestically and internationally, while also exploring new possibilities for inorganic growth that may help the company reach its goal.

Innovation, one of the backbones of the group, plays a crucial role in this strategy. In fact, Foodiverse launched more than 130 new products this past year, complementing an array of more than 1,000 SKUs. These new launches also include more environmentally respectful options, as Foodiverse always designs its products with sustainability as a priority.

Diversifying clients and territories, and financial stability

This value proposition has made Foodiverse a benchmark in the sector, featuring the support and backing of more than 200 clients in 22 countries across the globe.

The group has recorded a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) close to +7% over the last five years and a revenue of 311 million Euros in 2020, showcasing dynamic strength combined with resilience and sustainability in one of the most complicated fiscal years in recent memory, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, at the beginning of 2021, Foodiverse solidified its growth strategy with the entry of the Italian private equity fund Taste of Italy II amongst the shareholders of the group’s baby food subsidiary, Alnut.

Last year, the group’s agricultural area stood out particularly due to its spectacular growth, with +23% than the previous year, reaching 93.6 million Euros. The fresh and ready area, comprised of the fresh-cut business units, reached a turnover of 190.6 million Euros, while baby food and plant-based food areas remained stable with a combined turnover of 25.3 million Euros.

About Foodiverse      

Foodiverse is much more than food company. It is a multinational group, expert in preparing fresh and healthy foods, born to revolutionise the market through a wide range of innovative, balanced, and trendy products, all designed and prepared to be enjoyed any time of the day, anywhere you go.

The company’s activity in the food sector covers the entire production chain, all the way from the seeds themselves to consumers’ tables. As part of its vision to lead the healthy revolution, over the past few years, the group has added leading companies in its respective markets such as the Spanish company Agromediterránea (2014), the German company Thurländer Salate (2018), the Swiss company Josef Müller Gemüse (2019), and the Italian company Novanatura (2019).

In 2020, Foodiverse boasted 9 production plants in Europe and 21 agricultural farms in Spain, where it cultivates 4,000 hectares annually, providing employment to more than 2,500 workers. Sales revenue last year amounted to 311 million Euros. Its product lines feature vegetables that come straight from the field, ready-to-eat salads and fresh fruits, as well as baby food and plant-based products, distributed to more than 200 clients in 22 countries. The company has 3 own brands: Sun&Vegs, BIO Sun&Vegs, and Byba.

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