Sunkist Growers Reports Growth at 2019 Annual Meeting

March 28, 2019, Valencia, Calif. – Sunkist Growers held its 125th annual meeting last week to elect the citrus marketing cooperative’s board of directors.  Russ Hanlin, President, and CEO, reviewed last season’s results and noted that Sunkist saw manageable sized, high-quality crops that resulted in solid grower returns.

“We are privileged to serve our 2,000 grower members and proud to provide the high quality, healthy citrus they produce to customers and consumers around the globe,” Hanlin stated. “Our goal is to provide profitable returns through efficiencies in crop management along with synchronized sales and marketing strategies.”

“Sunkist was founded on the principle that we are stronger together,” said Gerald Denni, who was re-elected as Chairman of Sunkist’s Board of Directors. “As a cooperative that has been in existence for just over 125 years, we have a wealth of history and knowledge that has been passed down for generations, and we will use those tools to address each season’s unique set of challenges.”


Sunkist Growers is a citrus marketing cooperative, founded in 1893, which is owned by and operated for thousands of family farmers growing citrus in California and Arizona. For more information, visit,

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