Although a natural process, the ripening of an avocado is managed to perfection at Halls with the correct technical understanding both at harvest and during the ripening procedure.
The fruit is always shipped at low temperatures to hold it in a "sleeping" state throughout transportation. Depending on the customer's requirement, the fruit is then "woken up" to be delivered at the required stage of ripeness. Fruit can arrived "triggered" which then ripens through the customer's own supply chain, or is fully ripened and ready to eat. Halls has the experience and technical expertise to manage this process, ensuring an excellent eating experience.
With ripening, packing and storage facilities in South Africa, Paris, Marseille and Rotterdam, Halls can take the fruit from our carefully managed orchards all the way to our customers' doors. Our ready to eat avocados are sold under the Halls RIPE brand, packaged in a striking design to stand out on trade and supermarket shelves.
Global Leader in the Sustainable Production and Supply of Quality Fresh Produce
In 2016, The Halls Sakha Sive Trust launched the Lula Sandla employee volunteer programme.
The Lula Sandla project creates shared value by encouraging volunteering amongst all employees.
People nominate members of the Halls team for an award to donate to their charitable cause.
The Halls Sakha Sive Trust extended the project across the Group in 2019. In 2020, the programme was further expanded to Halls Shareholders, business partners and customers.
Lula Sandla in numbers:
2182 months of volunteer engagement
44 655 beneficiaries per month
678 volunteer hours per month
Over the past year, Halls awarded 11 employees and one UK-based Halls customer the Lula Sandla award.