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Grupo Loaiza in the Farmers Market


Arnulfo Loaiza Bastidas


From Sinaloa, he arrived in Guadalajara in 1966. He worked as receiver and shipper of produce in the vegetable zone in the old Corona farmers market, specifically the “San Javier” warehouse. Not much later he got promoted to produce salesman.


From 1968 to 1977 he had the title of Lead Sales Manager in the company. After resigning in 1977 he opened up his own company registered as “Arnulfo” and until 2005 the name was changed to “Grupo Loaiza.”


Contrary to his expectations, he was denied the right to sell produce after breaking apart from the former company; he had no choice but to get help from other produce companies to build up his company and name. A lot of doors closed as he was a new company owner in the market and had no credit. He saw the necessity to travel to a tomato region in San Quintin, Baja California to try his luck out. With the goal of buying product with credit, he assured that he was still representing his former company to use its credibility.


So he went to a farmer, which he started to negotiate with, and taking to advantage the days where checks weren’t cashed until 20 to 30 days later, Mr. Arnulfo Loaiza took a risk and bought 10 containers of tomato.

With some help of the transporters by giving them tips and negotiating, the produce managed to get to Guadalajara 3 days early, thanks to that and that the price for tomato back then was low, Mr. Arnulfo made important profits and capitalized his company and established credibility and credit. From that moment, six months later Mr. Arnulfo Loaiza had his company. With 25 years of experience in the business, Mr. Arnulfo today is still active in the market in Grupo Loaiza.


Grupo Loaiza


Distributer of produce like fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds but specially tomato regular and roma.


Good day


It’s my pleasure to announce that the product you acquired is for human consumption and has been certified by PRIMUSLAB and recognized by SAGARPA.


What this means is that you rely on a product that is approved for consumption in Mexico, United States and Canada.


Grupo Loaiza was founded in 1977 and since then our priority has been to innovate and keep up to date on all fruit and vegetable produce related markets.


This has taken us to look for partners and farmers that have the same values and principles we do, to take our produce to the final client in a free of polluted microorganisms and healthy way. Eliminating all residue from (LMR) EPA.


This being said, it is safe to say you can consume all of our products knowing they are of the highest quality.


Thank you for choosing Grupo Loaiza




In 1963 the Mercado Corona served as the main source of produce market in the city. However the physical space of the market became insufficient to hold large quantities and volumes of merchandise, and for that reason they broke grounds to the new farmers marker known as “Central de Abastos”

It took 15 months to build the new market, and in 1967 the market opened, known today as “Mercado de Abastos” or “Central de Abastos” which today is a crucial part not just for the city, but for the region.


In 1996, the president of the municipality Eduardo Avina Batiz gave the green light of all operations that still today covers the demand of all the region’s need of produce and products sold in bulk.


Being the main source of bulk excellence, the farmers market is full of warehouses, from produce, groceries, fine meats, plastic, but mainly fruits, grains and vegetables. However there is still an area were you can get steak, tacos, menudo, barbacoa, and even some oriental cuisine. The farmers market holds 2000 warehouses in 120 square acres and feeds 10000 families directly.




1. Transporting the produce


The products were transported via train without temperature control.

The only variety of tomato was the round tomato and it was packaged insecurely.

The transporting of produce via thermos were with freezers called ice bunkers.

2. Packing


The first boxes for the packing of tomatoes where made out of wood carrying around 35 to 40 kilos.

From 1970 to 1985 the box known as the “minijava” or “wood box”  was used carrying 15 to 16 kilos.

1. Transporting the produce


From the 1980’s to now the transport used for the produce has automatic temperature control

2. Packing


The majority of the boxes used today to transport the produce are made out of cardboard even though there are still wood boxes or plastic boxes as well.

All products packaged in cardboard are treated and cleaned so they are at their highest quality when delivered to client.


Getting there

Privada Chicalote No. 2625 Mercado de abastos

Guadalajara, jal.