Citrus World, Inc.’s cooperative, shares its history with their grower-members; all integral forces in the growth of the Florida citrus industry. The story of their company’s success is tied to the common vision of this group of citrus growers, shippers, and processors. Besides the watchful growers, one of their greatest resources, are the cooperative’s dedicated members. From diverse beginnings, each grower has come to share one common goal: to produce the freshest tasting not-from-concentrate juice available on the market today.
Citrus World, Inc. was organized in 1933 by a group of citrus growers who had a personal interest in bringing the best possible citrus products to the market. Today, they are one of the largest Florida citrus cooperatives of growers, with a membership base of 14 grower associations. The entire cooperative is made up of more than 1,000 grower-members who own more than 60,000 acres of fine citrus groves in the heart of Central and South Florida.
Citrus World, Inc. has two plants in Central Florida. In Lake Wales, fruit is processed and packaged. Further north, in Umatilla, there is a state of the art packaging facility.
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