St. Louis business updates

08/03/2012 10:23:00 AM
Andy Nelson

“He sources his own product and has a solid customer base,” Pollaci said. “We’re happy we acquired him.”

Avocados, tomatoes, hot peppers, tomatillos, coconuts and limes are big sellers in Sanchez’s Hispanic line, Pollaci said.

About 90% of Sun Farm’s business goes to foodservice, but it was closer to 100% before Sanchez joined the sales desk.

Vaccaro hires salesman to handle all categories

Dale Vaccaro of Vaccaro & Sons Produce had just two employees when he started in the business about two decades ago. Now he has 30, and the newest one is salesman Kojo Mends.

Mends, who formerly worked for Swiss American Cheese in St. Louis, began working at Vaccaro & Sons this spring, handling sales in all categories the company covers, Vaccaro said.


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