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Avocado shipper partners with Chinese company to sell avocados online

Lantao International, in conjunction with Mission Produce, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with JD.com to sell fresh avocados on the JD.com online platform. JD.com is China’s largest internet company by revenue, with 188 million active customers nationwide. The JD brand is known for its focus on high-quality produce and rapid delivery.Through the partnership with Mission and Lantao, JD.com’s customers will be able to purchase fresh avocados through the JD.com official website, the JD.com mobile app, and through portals to JD.com on Tencent’s WeChat and Mobile QQ, two of China’s most popular social messaging platforms. The agreement with JD.com is part of continuing efforts by Mission and Lantao to position the Mission brand as the premium avocado in the Chinese market, while enabling Mission to open new distribution channels through JD.com.John Wang, Lantao’s CEO said, “Lantao, Mission and JD.com have worked together closely and effectively, so it was natural for us to extend our programs to include supply, transportation and consumer distribution models. Our agreement for online sales starts with Mission supplying the avocados, and then Lantao distributing them directly to JD.com, who will then manage the last-mile delivery to consumers in a quick and safe manner through its industry-leading logistics infrastructure.” Robb Bertels, Mission’s Vice President of Marketing, added, “By leveraging JD.com’s unparalleled nationwide logistics network, we are able to deliver fresh avocados to its 188 million customers throughout China very quickly. Partnering with the leading company in China’s online