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Nogales Produce – In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s a time not just for donating but raising awareness to those not yet affected by the devestating disease. I know that for many, mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers, friends, and family have been lost, which is why early detection is key. The message of October, for me, has always been about spreading this knowledge. Anyone can get breast cancer–male or female–and chances of survival are greatly improved if it is detected early.   Make sure you know your risk factors, the ones you can’t change but also the ones you can (like lifestyle behaviors).

Nogales Produce Wins AWG’s “Best Booth Competition”

The Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)  held it’s Magical Holiday Sales Event in Mid August at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. Nogales Produce Inc. won the “Best Booth Competition” judged on the following categories: Overall Originality, Overall Creativity, Overall Execution, Salesmanship and Decor and Costume Tie-in with the Magical Holiday Sales Event show theme. We will be posting pictures soon…

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) provides its retail members, many of them family-owned businesses, with assistance in establishing a strategic position in their marketplace that builds upon their unique strengths. AWG’s procurement and marketing departments are positioned to assist members in developing plans to excel in virtually any effort, and resources are structured to provide support services that allow members the best opportunity to win at retail.

Since 1989 people have turned to Nogales Produce Inc.

Since 1989 people have turned to Nogales Produce Inc. for all of their produce, grocery and restaurant needs. Nogales Produce Inc. provides a complete line of services for wholesalers, food service companies and distributors. We take pride in our commitment to personal service and this tradition of service that has become our companies foundation. We invite you to have a one-on-one conversation about your needs with a customer representative and we welcome you to Nogales Produce Inc…

All in La Familia

Despite the success of Dallas-based wholesale food distributor Nogales Produce Inc., 50-year-old Noe Saldivar says there are still nights when he can’t sleep for worrying about every detail of the business.

So he climbs out of bed in his west Dallas home and drives to the company’s new distribution center on Forney Road to check on the operation.

It’s all in a day’s work for Saldivar and his three brothers, who in 1989 started delivering tomatoes and other vegetables in their off-hours to friends and family who owned small restaurants. The four started out in the back room of their mother’s home in Oak Cliff, taking orders off the answering machine.

But Nogales Produce — named for the town in Mexico where Noe and Armando, Ramiro and Greg were born and reared — has grown strongly in the 16 years since.

Two months ago, the company relocated from its longtime location on Harwood Street in downtown Dallas to a 131,000-square-foot office/distribution center on 15 acres at 8220 Forney Road. The center was formerly a refrigerated warehouse for Fort Worth-based food supplier Ben E. Keith,

Today, in one half of the Forney Road warehouse, crates and sacks of exotic fruits and vegetables fill tall racks in massive coolers chilled to different temperatures. In another area, boxes of manufactured food and household items fill the racks in an area maintained at room temperature.

The company’s 200 employees and fleet of nearly 60 refrigerated short- and long-haul delivery trucks supply 2,000 customers throughout Northeast Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana.

Customers include grocery chains and restaurants, as well as a growing number of independent Mexican grocery stores.

Products range from candy, candles, brooms and fruit juice to tomato sauce, fresh sugar cane and ginger and yucca roots. Besides supplying restaurant customers with food items, Nogales also supplies them with many food-service items.

Five years ago the company also started its own private label, Sarita, named for the brothers’ mother, Sara. The label is carried on canned tomatoes, dry corn husks, a full line of spices, oil, shortening and dried peppers.

In 2005, Nogales was ranked the eighth-largest minority or woman-owned company in the Metroplex by The Dallas Morning News, and the company ranked 86th on the paper’s 2004 list of largest D-FW private companies.

Previously posted in the Dallas Business Journal