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"Some of our ingredients are difficult to source, so we have
to plan all of that out well in advance," Garcia says. "We can
only do that if we have strong partners in our supply chain.
We know who in the industry will provide us with products
that are first rate and of the highest quality."
Organic sweet potatoes, for example, are a finite commodity that RW Garcia currently sources. "We work closely
with suppliers to ensure the latest organic, non-GMO and
gluten-free certifications are in place and that the suppliers
meet our stringent requirements," Garcia explains.
Moving forward, RW Garcia plans to maintain controlled
growth. "Our growth is controlled - we stay present in the
product lifecycle from raw materials to production to finished
goods," Garcia says. "We can't sell more than we manufacture and we are increasing our manufacturing capacities by a
substantial amount to keep a balanced growth. I see us in the
not too distant future having to do more expansion in brickand-mortar manufacturing facilities in the United States to
meet the demands of our customers and the end consumer
who love our products."
>> In 1982, Robert Garcia and his wife, Margaret, set out to make the best tortilla chip the
world has ever known - a snack that was as healthy as it was irresistible.
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