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Final Report: ProduceH-E-B has been around for over 100 years, not exactly as it is today but similar in the way that it was a resource for anyone that needed groceries. H-E-B first started off as a small family-owned store in Kerrville and has since then grown all over Texas and in Mexico. To this day H-E-B has more than 340 stores and are continuously adding more stores. H-E-B also provides its customers with information about the produce farmers that grow and provide certain produce to the store.In College Station there is a H-E-B at almost every busy street and with the Bryan H-E-B’s being near as well it increases the number of H-E-B’s in the area. Since there is so many H-E-B’s it seems as though the stores have no competition at all because of the high expectations they hold their selves at, and the customer service given to everyone coming in and out the stores. H-E-B is a lot larger in Mexico and is becoming more common than other grocery stores because of the promotions and advertising the store shows. The H-E-B’s in Mexico attract its customers by the welcoming designs of the store and the variety of items there is to purchase. Not only does the Mexico H-E-B sell grocery items, but also electronics, shoes, and even clothing. There doesn’t seem to be any patterns associated with the incomes of the customers because the prices are made affordable for everyone, but for that reason that’s probably why people with a lower income, prefer to shop at H-E-B for the affordable prices and daily deals the store provides. H-E-B has also tried to locate stores in other states in the United States, but for some reason do not make enough profit with the competing store so that’s why for now the storesare located all over Texas and Mexico.Searching for the country of origin for the products were easily found by just going to thestore itself. Once in the store the produce was either placed in a plastic box, plastic bag, or had a sticker providing the information needed to know where the produce was grown. The store also had information on the price labels above the produce stating certain countries the produce came from. It was difficult to find the place of origin of the produce if it was not from another country other than the United States and if it was from the United States it was even harder to find what state the produce came from. There was a couple of the produce that only had USA as where it came from and not a specific location. None of the places of origin were marketed in any way if anything you had to really search on the labels to see where the produce originally came from.The pineapples from H-E-B say that they originate from Costa Rica and are grown in a Del Monte plantation which is the brand of the pineapple. Since Costa Rica is a sub-tropical/ tropical location the pineapples are easily grown and flourish throughout the whole year. Since the pineapple grows the entire year it makes it easier to be exported when it is needed because pineapples are constantly being grown. Pineapple make up at least one billion dollars a year which is also ten percent of the country’s export total. The large amount of pineapples being produced also provide a lot of jobs for the people living in Costa Rica especially in location where it is economically depressed. Since the production of pineapples increased there is also an increase in the economy and social factors because more people are gaining jobs.The instructions provided on how to do the map it made it easier to do and understand how to put all the points onto the map. There were no major issues with google maps and no issues on placing the point onto the map. By doing the map it helps one learn where a lot of the common produce comes from and how far the produce travels from. Reference: Meet Our Produce Growers. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.heb.com/static-page/meet-our-produce-growers.Costa Rica Star News. (2019). Pineapple Production in Costa Rica Provides Over 30,000 Jobs - Costa Rica Star News. [online] Available at: https://news.co.cr/pineapple-production-in-costa-rica-provides-over-30000-jobs/61384/ [Accessed 6 Dec. 2019].https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iAl9MUu8rO6H7b2G9BnUBwqFDJWIAswb&usp=sharingItem Place of Origin Label Location Brand NotesBananas Guatemala Sticker DoleStrawberries Mexico BoxPineapple Costa Rica Tag DelmonteLemons Fowler, CA Bag Bee SweetOranges Mission, TX Bag Paramount CitrusGreen Apples Linden, CA Bag Prima FrutaGala Apples Sparta, MI Bag MichiganWatermelon Mexico Stricker DulcineaPeaches Chile Sticker BalaguGrapes (red) Bakersfield, CA Bag SunviewKiwis Greece Box Kiwi FruitRaspberries Mexcio Box Pure FreshCherries Chile Bag VerfrutPomegranate USA Sticker Juicy GemsMangos Brazil Sticker Tommy LatinaCucumbers Mexico Sticker Farmers Best InternationalGreen Peppers USA Sticker Prime TimePotatoes Llano, TX Bag Lone Star RussetsSweet Potatoes Delhi, LA Sticker Black Gold Potato SalesZucchini Nogales, AZ Box AgricolaRed Peppers Mexico Sticker Prime TimeOnion (white) USA Sticker Peri & SonsAvocados Mexico Sticker MissionTomatoes (roma)Mexico Sticker AlmerimexCarrots Greeley, CO Bag HungenbergRadish USA Box J&D ProduceOkra Palm Beach, FL Box Pero FamilyArtichoke USA Tag Ocean MistAsparagus Mexico Tag Prime TimeEggplant Mexico Sticker Nutura


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