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24 February 2015

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05-08-2014

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Summer in the the Canary Islands in 2014 is delightful this year and we are now experiencing the hottest weather of the year. The Island is in full swing with record numbers of visitors coming for the summer sun.

iLove Smoothies acheived record sales in the first six months of 2014 and we are expecting the rest of the year to be our best ever too.

Helping us to retain and reinforce our position as the number one manufacturer and supplier of Smoothies in the Canary Islands is the beautiful Ellen. Ellen has joined the team at Love Smoothies as Excecutive Sales Director, and I am delighted to welcome her on board.

Ellen was our first choice out of more than 150 candidates and she is effortlessly and elegantly helping to guide Love Smoothies forward to sell more smoothies to more people than ever before.

I’d also like to welcome Abian, our wonderful new Delivery and Customer Service Representative. How did we ever manage without you, Abian?

This is also the time of year when we can focus on meeting with all of our customers and seeing if we can help them improve sales.

Love Smoothies have never just sold Smoothies.

That’s only part of what we do.

We also offer our customers and partners cutting-edge, well thought out strategies and tools to help them maximize their share of the cold drinks market. Our customer relations are are our number one priority. We aim for long term, mutually beneficial and sucessful relationships with all of our customers, whatever the size of their business.

This month we have added a brand new refrigerated delivery van to our existing fleet and we can now offer deliveries 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Often we can deliver to our customers within six hours of receiving an order at HQ. All deliveries are guaranteed to be with our customers within 24 hours of receipt of order – or the goods are free!

We are proud to be able offer the best quality product at the best price along with best delivery service of any business in the Canary Islands.

We know our customers want the best and our aim is to deliver the best package available.

I’m very much looking forward to the summer and I hope to have some updates for you very soon on some very exciting new projects.

Let’s speak again soon,

Sincerely,

 

Stevie Bird 

07-01-2014

2014 is here and yet it seems not so long ago that we celebrated the beginning of 2013!

So many changes happened around the world in 2013 and I believe many more are yet to come as an increasing number of people everywhere look for a better way of doing virtually everything. The old systems no longer work very well in 2014.

Here on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria, we are making our own changes too. 2013 was our busiest ever year – we sold hundreds of thousands of smoothies and we look forward to even more sales in 2014.

We aim to be the brightest and most scrumptious smoothie company in Europe, selling the best products on the planet, and step by step we are moving towards our goal.

These past few weeks we’ve been working flat out to bring some exciting new changes to our product range and to our international operations.

We’ve created a new range of Smoothies after many tests in our laboratories by our dedicated team of tasteologists. I’m sure you’ll love the new flavours – they’re simply delicious!

We’ve been working on our shipping methods too. Now we can get your smoothies to you faster than ever before – by road, sea and air – with a new international distribution network.

  • As 2014 kicks off we are now the exclusive distributors for the Polar Krush range of premium products in Gran Canaria and we’re really looking forward to bringing these delicious ice cold drinks to existing and new customers.
  • Apart from this we have three brand new, vegetable smoothies ready to roll. They’re packed full with antioxidants and other goodies and they also taste absolutely delicious!
  • Not content with just the vegetable smoothies – we are also introducing smoothies made with amazing Greek yoghurt! These super creamy, super delicious smoothies have been a big hit in our taste tests.

We intend to shake up the cold drinks and frozen yoghurt market this year and we aim to bring some incredibly exciting products to the market.

I would like to take this opportunity at the beginning of the year to welcome the delightful, stylish and always cheerful Estefania to the Love Smoothies team. Estefania is incredibly skilled and is already contributing many very welcome changes to the company in her role as Director of Operations. Thank you for everything, Estefania.

2014 is going to be an exciting year for sure.

We now have a fantastic team in place to bring the Love Smoothie product plus our new range of goodies to many more retailers and consumers over the next 12 months.

As we’ve grown over the years I’ve found that listening to our customers is the single most important way for us to learn how to make our product range and service even better.

I would like to personally thank all of our customers for the confidence you have placed in us.

We are honored by how many new clients have come to Love Smoothies through a referral from an existing customer.

I believe 2014 is going to be another exciting year and I’d like wish you all a very successful and satisfying future.

Sincerely,

Stevie B 

 

2014 afterthought:  - I’ve just noticed the thermometer  - and right now it’s a pretty warm 29 degrees C.

I’ve checked out the company book of rules – there’s not many – but I’ve found a recommendation that advises everyone “to always stay cool”.

I’ve therefore made an excecutive, on-the-spot decision – to go and make a Papaya Playa Smoothie for myself.

- one our latest and tastiest Love Smoothies.

And after that . . . ?

Well let’s take one step at a time.

Let’s speak again soon,

Sincerely,

 

 Stevie Bird

i Love Smoothies is the leading manufacturer, distributor and direct supplier of IQF fruit for extraordinary smoothies.
Based in the Canary Islands we supply locally and to wholesale customers in Europe
We are also are distributors for Vitamix, Blendtec & Omniblend professional blenders.


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01-07-2012

The summer is here again and the beaches and hotels are full of visitors – more than ever before. Love Smoothies has become the market leader in smoothies in the Canary Islands and maybe all these extra visitors are one of the reasons why our sales of smoothies are better now than ever before.

We are pleased to have started supplying a whole range of new customers in the past months and we have lots of exciting plans for the coming period as our Love Smoothie brand and product range continues to expand.

We aim to be the brightest and most scrumptious smoothie company in Europe, selling the best products on the planet, and step by step we are moving towards our goal.

We are selling more smoothies  to more people in 2012 than we have since we started.

In the coming months we have some great new products rolling out:

  • Our new smoothie made with 50% fruit and 50% yoghurt, all in one easy to use sachet is being readied for production.
  • Freshly-made bottled smoothies are also in the pipeline and we have been Beta-Testing them at a university and airport.
  • Soft serve frozen yoghurt machines with lots of fruity flavours being readied for release.
  • Plus a range of exciting products that will perfectly complement our Smoothies and delight your taste buds.

I’d like to extend a very big thank you to the lovely Lynne who is now in charge of communication and corporate sales. It’s great to have you on board Lynne! A big hello also to Ines who is responsible for local and international financial control.

And not foregtting Luis our new Customer Service Representative.

How did we ever manage without you three wonderful people?

A big thank you as well to Nick Harper of: www.smarterwebdesign.co.uk for his oustanding help.

More exciting news is that we’ve just formed a strategic partnership with a well known distribution company who is now supplying the Love Smoothie brand throughout the Canary Islands.

I want to finish by saying a very big THANK YOU to all the many wonderful people who have helped make Love Smoothies the number one brand and the number one Distrubutor and Wholesaler of IQF Smoothies. Thanks for the confidence you place in us that has allowed us to put our Smoothies in more locations and more countries than ever before. You guys are great!

Let’s speak soon,

Stevie B

1-08-2010

Many Lanzarote residents will know Karen and Colin, who own the transport company, C & K Haulage. This company transports people’s belongings to and from Lanzarote, and has a great reputation in the community there.

Their son, Daniel, left Lanzarote some time ago to join th British forces in Afghanistan, and unfortunately was badly injured. Luckily, Daniel is making a recovery, and we wish him all the best.

Karen and Colin are helping to raise much needed funds for the Charity “Help For Heroes”which provides support for wounded men and women from the Armed Forces.

There is a big open day being held on the 7th August at Playa De Los Pocillos, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. It all kicks off at 3pm, and continues on into the evening. Love Smoothies are proud to be a small part of this event by providing smoothies.

We send our very best wishes to all involved.

The Help for Heroes event is on 07-08-2010 in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.

The summer has well and truly started and and back on Gran Canaria and internationally our sales are soaring.

We have taken on a whole bunch of new clients in the past month and just been appointed the official supplier to one of the biggest companies in Spain.

We are bringing out a new range of Love Smoothie Milkshakes which will be available in the coming weeks. I think they may well be just as popular as our 100% fruit smoothies.

We are also looking for a new team member, based in Gran Canaria, to develop our sales in strategic areas. Can you help us build upon our status as the premium smoothie supplier in the Canary Islands and Spain? If so – we would love to hear from you.

Wishing you all a great summer holiday.

Stevie B

10 – 07 – 2010

In April we exhibited at a Food and Drink Trade Expo for Hotel and Bar Professionals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Team members Valentina, Dave and Javier were there, having fun and handing out freshly made Love Smoothies to all of our guests. We were delighted to welcome over 10,000 visitors. I am pleased to report that this event was an unqualified success.

May was our busiest ever – we sold thousands and thousands of smoothies and we look forward to even more sales in the coming months.

We aim to be the brightest and most scrumptious smoothie company in Europe, selling the best products on the planet, and step by step we are moving towards our goal.

These past few weeks we’ve been working flat out to bring some exciting new changes to our product range and to our international operations.

  • We’ve created a new range of Smoothies after many tests in our laboratories by our dedicated team of tasteologists. I’m sure you’ll love the new flavours – they’re simply delicious!
  • We’ve been working on our shipping methods too. Now we can get your smoothies to you faster than ever before – by road, sea and air – with a new international distribution network.
  • Our design team has also been working hard behind the scenes to put the finishing touches to our brand new website. A big thanks to Simon at 34sp.com for this. The site’s not quite finished yet and we are adding the Spanish content over the next couple of weeks.
  • Thank you also to Javier – for the outstanding work you have put in to the company over the past year.

There’s lots more changes to come in the coming months.

Just now though – I’ve noticed the thermometer – it’s a pretty warm 29 degrees C.

I’ve checked out the company’s book of rules and I’ve found a recommendation that advises everyone to “to always stay cool”.

So I’ve made an on-the-spot, executive decision to go and prepare myself a Papaya Playa

- one our latest and tastiest Love Smoothies.

And after that . . . ?

Well let’s take one step at a time.

Let’s speak again soon,

Sincerely,

Stevie B