About The Fruit People
Ireland’s leading fruit box service
From simple beginnings in 2013, The Fruit People is now the leading office fruit box specialist in Ireland and we’ve now expanded our offering to home deliveries.
For our office customers, we supply fruit and healthy snacks to over a thousand Irish companies of every size – from SMEs to large corporations. With 250,000 pieces of fruit leaving our warehouse every week, quality control and customer satisfaction are our main priorities. Everything is delivered on time and in perfect condition… no exceptions.
We carry this high standard into our home deliveries, ensuring only the freshest fruit and vegetables make it into our customers boxes. We’re adding our favourite products weekly, so not only can you get all your fruit and veg needs but now you can stock your pantry and get the essentials like bread and milk too.
With a team of over 20 staff and growing, we pride ourselves on our customer service and delivery. We hand pick the very best produce, ripening it in our warehouse until it is ready to be packed and delivered to your office or home.
We offer a flexible, friendly and customer-centric service. Whether you require a daily, weekly, monthly or occasional delivery, you’ll find us completely reliable and unbeatable on quality!
From your online account, you can put together your bespoke order with your preferences- from a fruit box or fruit and veg box to healthy snacks, dairy products and more!
For our office customers, offering free fruit to your workforce is a cost-effective perk that enhances your corporate image and increases staff loyalty. Whether you’re a small company or a multinational, it’s one of the easiest ways to promote health and wellbeing.
For our home customers, we take the hassle out of weekly grocery shop. Ensuring you’re always stocked with the freshest most locally sourced products we can find for you and your family.
The Fruit People is a family business, founded in 2013 by brothers Barry and Brian Dennis.
Our story starts when Barry was travelling in Australia, in his early 20s. During his trip, he worked for a company that supplied households with farm-fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and milk. He noticed that this type of delivery service, while common in many countries, was almost totally unknown in Ireland.
Brian was also working abroad at this point, but once both brothers were back home, they launched themselves into the fruit delivery business. As the concept of office fruit boxes was so new, it came down to knocking on doors and demonstrating the benefits of such a service. It was a leap of faith for Barry and Brian, but the appetite was there, and customers were quick to embrace the concept.
The Fruit People’s reputation grew, and soon we were expanding! We initially worked from a building on the family property, but soon outgrew this and moved to a 3,500 m2 unit, where we currently operate from. We will be moving to a new 8,500 m2 unit in 2018.
Since March 2020, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, we have listened to our customers and in doing so evolved our office offering to provide remote working packs and launched a home delivery service for the best produce we can find- that means fruit, veg, bread, right through to boutique nut butters and premium olive oil to homes across Dublin.
Both Barry and Brian are passionate about health and fitness, and the whole team shares this ethos. The Fruit People is a socially engaged business, and we care about the role we play in the promotion of nutrition both in the workplace, and in the home.
Workplace health and wellness
Since The Fruit People was founded, we’ve witnessed a change in the way companies treat their employees, and we are proud to be a small part of that. At the beginning of our journey, Ireland was just out of recession, and companies were very cautious with their budgets. ‘Superfluous’ office costs were low on the list of priorities for an office manager or HR director.
But with multinationals such as Google, Facebook and Amazon bringing a new work culture to offices in Ireland, attracting and retaining employees became a much more competitive exercise for businesses. The trend towards focusing on employees as a valuable business asset, and rewarding them accordingly, has led to an increase in office perks.
Dedicated Health & Wellness officers can be found in many businesses now, and providing fruit boxes is one – extremely cost-effective – way to send a positive health message to employees. The benefits of providing free fruit at work are now well-known. From this minimal investment, companies can expect benefits such as:
- Increased productivity
- Better team morale
- Enhanced health and wellbeing
- Reduced absenteeism
- Improved corporate image and reputation
Try it for yourself! Order a free trial box!
Setting up an office fruit box delivery is quick and simple. Why not order a sample box so that you can taste our delicious fruit for yourself. One bite and you’ll be back for more!