Our integrated supply chain enables Southern Specialties to offer added value for our customers and consumers, from the ground up. Retailers, private label customers and foodservice distributors enjoy the benefits of working with a company that has the capacity to grow, process, pack and warehouse in state of the art environments. Our distribution and logistics companies streamline transportation from our Florida, Texas and California facilities.

Over the past two decades our family of companies has evolved into a dynamic supply chain, and this efficiency allows us to generate savings to the farm and value to our customers.

HLB Specialties is the nation's premier source for papayas and a variety of tropical fruits. We can help develop a profitable tropical fruit program for your company through our extensive sourcing capabilities and category expertise. Whether your needs are in the U.S. or Europe, you can rely on the HLB team's experience to create value for your customers.

Our One-Stop Warehousing Service is Quality Assured

We offer a full range of innovative solutions for growers, shippers and importers from around the world. Unique Cold Storage state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution facility in South Florida, provides competitively priced programs with personalized service from our experienced, multi-lingual staff. Our Quality Control team includes trained inspectors that can provide reports, digital pictures and information that is relevant at field level.

We maintain the cold chain for your products in our 75,000 square foot, certified facility with services that include:

  • Cold Storage
  • Hydro Cooling
  • Forced Air Cooling
  • Atmosphere Controlled Ripening
  • Consolidation & Distribution
  • Cross Dock and Freight Forwarding
  • Refrigerated Receiving & Loading
  • Wrapping & Palletizing
  • Repack & Grading (Loss Control)
  • U.S.D.A. Inspection Services
  • 24-Hour Monitoring
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Safety. Another one of our Specialties.

When you make a produce purchase, you should be able to assume that what you're buying is safe. For us, safety means making use of state-of-the-art transportation and storage equipment so that safety is never an issue. For you, it means that your family gets the safest, healthiest and most delicious specialty produce on the market today.

Efficiency is our priority

Our experienced logistics team will arrange full load or LTL truck, air or sea shipments to provide timely, efficient deliveries throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Our network of forward-distribution facilities located throughout North America ensures flow-through for business, bringing our specialty goods from around the world to scheduled locations. This ensures the freshest possible produce will arrive to the shelves of grocery stores, restaurants and dinner tables.