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ABC RadioABC Radio Interview with Patrick Arcella
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Starting out as a Sydney based banana wholesaler in 1974, Pat Arcella has been passionate about delivering beautiful, tasty bananas to Australians ever since. From selling bananas through Arcella Banana Company for 20 years, Pat gained a wealth of knowledge about supply, demand and expectations for this most popular of Aussie fruits.

In 1996 Pat bought his first farm and the Tropicana Banana was born. Taking on the challenge of growing bananas, Pat started out by using demanding quality control systems on his new farm. Training every picker and packer to examine each banana bunch, Pat also hired experienced managers to boost crop quality with their technical knowledge. Thanks to his strict quality management Tropicana Bananas were a huge success.

Tropicana Banana now owns three farms and a packhouse that processes top quality local growers in strict accordance with Tropicana standards. 

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