Service is the essence of the business at Richard E. Ryan & Associates Limited. The company’s goal is to facilitate the produce buyer’s job, making it straightforward and hassle-free. Thanks to the staff’s expertise and invaluable connections within the produce supply chain, information on any number of agricultural, and transportation issues is always at their fingertips. In such a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, this insider knowledge is crucial for making more informed purchasing decisions.
Richard E. Ryan’s advantageous location at the Ontario Food Terminal provides non-stop involvement in the largest Canadian marketplace, and a daily opportunity to observe industry trends, supply and demand fluctuations, and produce quality. Regular visits to various growing regions in North America, such as California, Washington and Florida, enhance the sales team’s unmatched knowledge of seasonal variations in weather, environmental factors, and growing cycles.
Through these visits, and on a day-to-day basis, the firm’s enthusiastic and driven sales staff invest valuable time in establishing and affirming personal bonds with an international network of produce growers, shippers and distributors. This commitment to building global alliances has enabled the company to effectively source fruits and vegetables which satisfy the buyer’s every requirement, no matter which season of the year. And the firm has managed to secure exclusive relationships with a number of growers, ensuring access to, and control of, produce which might otherwise be difficult to come by.
Making full use of the latest business technology is also a highlight of the services provided by Richard E. Ryan. Digital photos transmitted over the Internet allow the buyer to view the commodity at source, providing quality assurance and peace of mind. Problem solving is also an essential skill when handling perishable produce, and the forward-thinking salespeople at Richard E. Ryan are accomplished at making certain that every deal is promptly and satisfactorily executed.