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About Us

History

Born out of love for fresh produce and a desire to bring the world’s best tasting citrus to U.S. shoppers, LGS Specialty Sales, Ltd. started as a one man operation that would soon shape the future of fresh produce. The first imported clementines from Spain arrived in the U.S. market nearly 30 years ago. Our founder and owner, Luke Sears, was heavily involved in this milestone. As clementine demand and popularity increased over time, we adapted our sourcing to better suit our consumers all year round.

Over time, avocados were added to our product line along with grapes and oranges. Today, we are a leading importer with an industry-wide reputation for innovation and excellence in produce, quality packaging, service and food safety. Our goal is to share life’s sweetest moments with you by bringing you your favorite fruits from all around the world.

Our Growers

LGS partners with select growers around the world to bring our customers the best quality and year-round supply of clementines and avocados, as well as seasonal navels and grapes. Each of our commodities are sourced from the world’s finest growing regions, known for having optimal climate and soil conditions. We work very closely with each partner, visiting their fields regularly throughout a season to monitor crop condition and fruit quality, as well as ensuring our growing and safety standards are never compromised.

Growing Regions

  • Chile: Jun – Nov
  • Spain: Nov – Jan
  • Morocco: Nov – Apr
  • Uruguay: May – Mid Sept
  • Peru: May – Aug
map of growing regions for clementines with Chile, Spain, Morocco, Uruguay, and Peru highlighted
  • Chile: Jul – Oct
map of  growing region for oranges with Chile highlighted
  • Mexico: Year Round
  • Peru: May – Sept
  • Chile: Sept – Feb
map of growing regions for avocados with Mexico, Chile, and Peru highlighted
  • Mexico: Year Round
map of growing regions for mini avocados with Mexico highlighted
  • Chile: Dec – Apr
  • Peru: Dec – Apr
map of growing regions for grapes with Chile and Peru highlighted

Sustainability

Preserving our natural resources has always been one of our highest priorities. We insist on an unwavering dedication to agricultural practices that are sustainable and ecologically sound from all of our partners along the supply chain. The growers, packers, and shippers that we work with employ a wide variety of environmental and sustainability practices ranging from soil management and water conservation to crop quality and yield. We take great care to make responsible decisions to reduce our own carbon footprint in every aspect of our business.

Social Responsibility

Our company is committed to social responsibility and respect for the environment where we source our fruit from. We wholeheartedly believe that humanity, health, education, and shared prosperity are fundamental principles of conducting business. LGS is committed to full compliance with the laws and regulations designed to protect our workers, products, public health, and the environment, while maintaining uncompromised safety standards.