What We Do – Global Licensing

Sun World was a pioneer in variety development and through our steady introduction of clearly superior branded fruit, the Company popularized the very concept of produce that the consumer asks for by name.

A logical offshoot of breeding better fruit is the ability to share that product with a global audience.  Sun World began its international licensing program 20 years ago and today is one of the foremost fruit licensors in the world.

At the outset of a new licensing relationship, Sun World works closely with each grower and marketer to determine the specific varieties that will be optimal in their geography.  Licensed nurseries propagate and distribute vines to authorized growers, and licensed marketers distribute the end product to leading retailers and into the hands of the consumer. The Sun World team provides ongoing technical and marketing support, literally in the field, to ensure each grower, nursery and marketer’s success.

Our growers and marketers can realize a meaningful premium with Sun World varieties and we vigorously enforce IP rights to safeguard their investment.  Additionally, the Company actively manages global plantings using supply and demand analysis to maximize licensee returns. 

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Sun World Global Licensing Reach

We partner with the finest growers and marketers throughout the world. As a result, Sun World fruit varieties are grown on over 55,000 acres (more than 22,000 hectares) on six continents, ensuring year-round supply of some of the best fruit available. Our varieties can be sourced from the following licensees.

By choosing to focus the business on variety development and licensing, Sun World signaled its intent to impact the agriculture industry in a meaningful way long-term.  As part of that commitment to the future, each year Sun World hosts interns at the Company’s Center for Innovation.  An intern must be nominated by a Sun World customer and can come from any of the 15 countries where the Company does business.

A Sun World Internship provides a comprehensive learning experience, both in the lab and in the field, for those interested in a career in agriculture.  For more information, please click here (requires login).