Florida fruit markets are booming, but that doesn’t mean they are the most popular.
While the number of fruit stands has increased slightly, the number overall is declining.
Florida Fruit Market owner Jim Dennison says that with the growth in the number, it’s easy to see why.
“It’s a little bit different.
It’s hard to be the king of the fruit market.
We’re a little different than the supermarkets, the chains, and all the other fruit stands,” Dennson said.
But, Dennion said he’s not concerned about losing out on any of his customers.
“I think the market will remain competitive,” he said.
“We’re growing in volume and we’re growing every year.
I think we’ll be able to continue to grow and we’ll continue to compete.”
Dennison has been serving his customers for almost 25 years, and he says he is glad that more people are turning to fruit markets.
“Our goal has always been to do our part in the local economy, and we are now the leaders in that,” Dennaison said.
Dennion’s business has grown to a whopping 70 locations nationwide, but he says his biggest growth has come in recent years.
“In Florida, I think our growth is really, really good,” he continued.
“So, I feel that our success is just the result of the growth of the area and the popularity of the state.
I have to say that the growth has been really strong.
We’ve grown from 20 to about 70.”
Dennaison believes the success of Florida’s fruit market has to do with the amount of people who come in.
“With the increase in the amount, it really allows for us to attract more people,” he explained.
“The more people we have, the more people come in and enjoy the fruit.
So, we have more of a customer base than we used to have.”
Denny is excited about his new store’s presence in Florida’s growing economy.
“A lot of the things we do here, we can’t afford, and it’s a lot of fun to go out and enjoy what we do,” he added.
“And to come here, to see how far the fruits are coming, that’s a great feeling.
So I think that’s the main reason why I’ve come here.”
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