Viva Fresh Kicks Off San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market Tour
- by Alexis Schreiber
MISSION, TX - On April 25, 2019, the fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo will begin with opportunities for growers, wholesalers, and distributors to tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market (SAWPM). The SAWPM is a crucial unified wholesale center for fresh produce and related industries.
Buses will depart from the JW Marriott for tours of the SAWPM on Thursday, April 25, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
“We’re thrilled to have the Viva Fresh attendees tour our facility and view the opportunities that it can offer,” said Fernando Narvaez, Director of Sales and Marketing for SAWPM. “The tour is specifically designed for anyone interested in working with wholesalers and distributors located here as well as anyone looking for a location for a branch or distribution/warehouse, or processing center in San Antonio.”
According to the company’s press release, in April 2016, the SAWPM facility was inaugurated and offers innovative warehousing solutions for growers and distributors of perishable products, as well as a centralized location for conducting business. The Viva Fresh tour will include the opportunity to learn about upcoming plans for expansion, as well as at least one of the SAWPM’s existing warehouses within the development’s first phase.
“In the past ten years, imports from Mexico through Texas have increased by over 122 percent,” said Dante Galeazzi, President of the Texas International Produce Association. “As this trend continues, it’s exciting to see new developments such as the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market that offers vital infrastructure to support this region’s growth.”
In a rapidly expanding industry, the new development projects at SAWPM represent an significant investment. As stated in the press release, San Antonio is a fitting location for many Mexican exporters who are looking to grow their business, as well as U.S.-based companies that are looking for opportunities to access larger Texas markets.
The next phase of development will include build-to-suit leases that are ideal for growers, wholesalers, distributors, and processors of fresh produce or other perishables. These custom spaces can offer refrigerated, freezer, dry, and office spaces within a growing community of tenants in the industry.
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