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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Fyffes celebrating 'life achievement' award after 130 years in the business

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Fyffes' Emma Hunt-Duffy receives the ‘Brand Legacy’ lifetime achievement award at the recent Checkout National FMCG Awards held in Dublin’s Mansion House
Fyffes' Emma Hunt-Duffy receives the ‘Brand Legacy’ lifetime achievement award at the recent Checkout National FMCG Awards held in Dublin’s Mansion House

Swords-based company, Fyffes are celebrating a 'lifetime achievement award' as it continues to mark the company's 130th anniversary.

In the month that it celebrates its 130th anniversary, banana importer Fyffes has returned to the winners' enclosure once again.

At the recent Checkout National FMCG Awards held in Dublin's Mansion House, the Swords-based company was honoured with the 'Brand Legacy' lifetime achievement award.

According to organisers of the prestigious awards, the accolade was presented 'in celebration of a milestone in the brand's history and in recognition of Fyffes having proven itself to be a winner in the FMCG sector, in terms of profitability, product innovation and sustainability, over a number of generations'.

This was the second award Fyffes has received in the past month and it follows the company's success in being the chosen winner in the Food and Feeding section of the 2018 National Parenting Product Awards.

Receiving the award at the Mansion House was Emma Hunt-Duffy on behalf of the Swords-based banana importer.

It was another proud moment for the company as it continues to celebrate an extraordinary 130 years in business

The business we know today began in London. It was on September 20, 1888 that the young Edward Watham Fyffe sold his very first bananas in London's Covent Garden. This followed a trip to the Canaries to help his wife Ida recover from tuberculosis.

Once there he became intrigued by the world of tropical fruits, most significantly the banana, to the extent that he overcame many difficulties to find a way to import them back to the UK.

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