(June 27) A new marketing partnership between The Giumarra Cos., Los Angeles, and Agricom Ltda., Santiago, Chile, is designed to provide Giumarra customers a year-round supply.

The joint venture, Giumarra Agricom Global LLC, was created to provide North American consumers supplies of avocados throughout the year from California, Mexico and Chile.

Both companies are family-run and have more than five generations of experience growing and marketing fresh fruit and vegetables for the global market, Giumarra president Don Corsaro said in a news release.

“We both have considerable experience in growing and marketing fresh avocados,” he said in the release. “Together, we believe we will be able to offer the North American market superior quality product and service.”

Rodrigo Barros, president of Agricom, said his company had been seeking a North American marketing partner.

“We have similar philosophies in both growing and marketing fresh produce,” he said in the release.

Avocados grown and shipped by Giumarra Agricom Global LLC will be packaged under Giumarra’s Nature’s Partner brand. They will be available on East and West coasts, Bruce Dowhan, general manager of Giumarra Escondido (Calif.), said in the release.