Organized in February 1997, AgriNurture is the country’s top exporter of the much-coveted Philippine Carabao mangoes in terms of volume and market coverage.
On the homefront, AgriNurture is planning to expand in Central Luzon and Northern Mindanao to further bolster its presence and boost profitability.
Formerly known as Mabuhay 2000 Enterprises, AgriNurture was the first to bring into the Philippine market the Mega-Sun brand of grain dryers.
AgriNurture, through subsidiary First Class Agriculture, serves at least 100 tons of high-grade vegetables through its brand Fresh Choice Always to Metro Manila residents through the SM Supermarket and SM Hypermart chains.
Another unit, M2000 Imex, is also engaged in the processing of branded and toll-manufactured canned fruit beverages and products such as mango nectar, coco juice, coco cream and coco milk.
ANI diversified into other various agro-commercial businesses but focused on the export trading of fresh Philippine Carabao Mangoes as its main revenue stream. Since then, ANI has become one of the country’s top fresh mango exporters to the world markets. At present, ANI also supplies other homegrown fruits such as banana, pineapple and papaya to customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Middle Eastern and European regions.
ANI has 3 subsidiaries under its Fresh Foods group: First Class Agriculture (FCA), Fresh and Green (FG) and Lucky Fruit and Vegetables (LF).
FCA is engaged in the commercial distribution of fresh vegetables and fruits to the SM Supermarket chain. It supplies more than 100 varieties of vegetables and local fruits daily to 16 branches in NCR and some provinces in Luzon. Meanwhile, FG is the subsidiary engaged in the commercial distribution of fresh vegetables and fruits to the SM Hypermarket chain. It supplies vegetables and local fruits daily to 11 branches in the NCR. Lastly, LF is engaged in the wholesale trading and distribution of commercial crops through key trade channels such as hotels, restaurants, public wet markets and catering companies.
For its Processed Foods Group, ANI manages 3 companies: M2000 Imex in Bulacan, Fruitilicious in Cagayan de Oro, and Nutri-licious Marketing in Pateros, Metro Manila.
M2000 Imex is the subsidiary engaged in the manufacturing and processing of branded and toll-manufactured canned fruit beverages and products such as Mango Nectar, Coco Juice, Coco Cream, and Coco Milk. It is also ANI’s facility for commercial vinegar fermentation and bottling, and veggie-balls production. Meanwhile, Fruitilicious serves the frozen and processed fruit requirements of food manufacturers and processors such as Nestle Ice Cream Division and Cenmaco, Inc. The plant, situated within the fruit-bountiful provinces of Bukidnon, Davao, Lanao del Norte and Agusan del Sur, also serves as ANI’s logistics and sourcing hub for its Visayas and Mindanao operations. Nutri-licious Marketing, on its part, carries the brand name “Nutri-licious” and markets a variety of beverage and food products to local and international clients through business-to-business or business-to-consumer models. It operates kiosk-type retails outlets in malls, canteens and schools, and has developed a franchising model for its expansion.
ANI, to complete the full integration of its operations, manages Best Choice Harvest (BCH) a subsidiary engaged in the management of farming activities in various provinces to serve the supply needs of ANI’s distribution subsidiaries. BCH is also engaged in livestock integration and bio-fuel feedstock development. It is likewise involved in the introduction, field-testing, and commercialization of new, imported crop varieties that will provide higher yield and income for Filipino farmers.