TROPICAL PINEAPPLES - A BRIEF HISTORY

When three Central Queensland farming families got together in 1987, Tropical Pineapples was formed as Australia’s first combined pineapple packing and marketing operation. Since then, Tropical Pineapples has led the development in packing, quality assurance, distribution and supply relationships. Quite simply, we combine the production from our families farms and create a consistent supply of high quality product to our customers all year round.

Based in Yeppoon, on the Tropic of Capricorn in Central Queensland; Tropical Pineapples have over 20 growers and a network of three packing sheds throughout Queensland. The geographical spread begins just north of Brisbane and extends right up to the southern borders of Cairns. This spread allows us to supply fresh, sweet pineapples to our consumers for twelve months every year. We are the largest supplier of fresh pineapples into the Australian market and pack over 12 million pineapples annually. We supply Woolworths, Coles and Aldi directly, along with the food service industry and independent retailers and greengrocers, through every major state market.

“Pure Gold” by Tropical Pineapples was launched in 2012 and is now stocked in the best retailers across the country. The essence of Pure Gold is freshness, quality and consistency.  Tropical Pineapples pride themselves on the availability and supply of the best quality eating pineapples every month of the year.

OUR STAFF

The team at Tropical Pineapples are a passionate bunch of industry professionals. We combine a depth of fruit industry experience (with many of our growers and team being 3rd generation pineapple farmers) with a high degree of quality and production expertise and an experienced and professional management team.

Directors

Chris Fullerton

Murray Pike

Barry Kelly

Joe Craggs

Mick Cranny

Robert Frizzo

Derek Lightfoot


Management Team

Derek Lightfoot
CEO

Penny Morris
Administration Manager

Col Scott
Pineapple Agronomist

Genie Hawke
Central Queensland Shed Manager

Joe Craggs
Sales & Marketing Director

 
 
 

Our Staff 

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND PACKING SHED STAFF

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Back Row - Jaime, Zac, Bill, Shaun, Jacob, Jay & Andrew

Middle Row - Carla, Paul, Jesse, Dave, Siarn, Mel & Genie  
Front Row - Julie, Aimee, Jayde & Stacey
 

 

SOUTH QUEENSLAND PACKING SHED STAFF

Back Row: Mitchell, Andreas (Rene), Steven, Willy, Ben, Dwayne, Mick

Middle Row: Gary, Ethan, Jordy, Bruce, Carol, Trent, Wayne, Alberto

Front Row: TJ, Nikky, Natasha, Chris, Tiffany, Phoebe

 

TROPICAL PINES YEPPOON HEAD OFFICE STAFF

Back Row - Karyn, Amanda, Maree & Penny
Front Row - Derek & Joe

 

TROPICAL PINES BOARD

Joe Craggs, Barry Kelly, Chris Fullerton, Mick Cranny, Derek Lightfoot, Murray Pike and Robert Frizzo