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FAMILIAR ‘NEW’ PLAYER IN VEG SECTOR


January 29, 2008
By Greenhouse Canada

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There’s a new major player in the
North American greenhouse
vegetable industry.
B.C. Hot House Foods Inc. and
Greenhouse Produce Company LLC
have formed a new consolidated
company.

There’s a new major player in the
North American greenhouse
vegetable industry.
B.C. Hot House Foods Inc. and
Greenhouse Produce Company LLC
have formed a new consolidated
company.

New in name only, Pan
American Foods LLC merges two
greenhouse industry leaders, bringing
together over 30 years of growing
and marketing experience.
Pan American Foods is owned by
its grower-members.

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The company
is led by president Brian Beggs.
Sales and marketing is directed by
vice-president Fried De Schouwer.
“The primary benefits of the
merger are the increased efficiencies
and value that come with a
larger supply base and distribution
network,” notes Beggs. “With one
call, Pan American Foods customers
can access Canadian-grown and
Mexican-grown greenhouse products,
sold through eight warehouse/
distribution facilities across
the U.S. and Canada, 12 months of
the year. All product offerings will
be sold under the established B.C.
Hot House brand.”