Established over 25 ago in 1985, Timco Worldwide Inc. began as a flourishing produce brokerage specializing in watermelons. Building a familial client base of well-respected grocers, retailers, wholesalers, and foodservice customers, Timco's positive publicity spread through the industry and it rapidly became one of the foremost watermelon suppliers in the United States.
By the late eighties, Timco underwent a variety of changes to stay abreast of customer demands. The produce industry had transitioned into a market which favored direct contact between growers and shippers as opposed to reliance upon brokers. As a result, Timco evolved into a shipping company with frequent communication to its growing sites. Furthermore, feeling compelled to return the headquarters to the heart of the California farming community, Timco moved its office to the agricultural mecca that is the Sacramento Valley.
By the early nineties, the demand for year-round produce availability was on the rise. To satisfy its clients’ need to generate summer produce perennially, Timco expanded its growing regions beyond California to include several warmer climates: Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. The acquisition of new growing sites allowed Timco to transition into a multi-produce industry which currently offers a multitude of produce year-round: watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, seasonal melons, and a selection of seasonal organics. With this increase in produce availability and the accumulation of widely spread shipping sheds, Timco Worldwide Inc. quickly assumed the role of an international produce supplier, as its name reflects.
International shipping aside, Timco remains true to its origins through its active and progressive role in the advancement of watermelon as a quality, year-round treat. Constantly looking for new and efficient ways to bring the consumer the highest quality produce, Timco is leading the way in watermelon innovation. Its Melon Up! Minis are one of the first brands of the single serving watermelon to hit the market and its development of the Watermelon Works Original Watermelon Juice Drink, the only available liquid refreshment of its kind made in the United States, was recently sold to Sundia.
Timco has been providing quality produce and market innovations for over 25 years and is still GROWING strong.