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2019.12.10
Peel-A-Ton in 2019 a Year in Reflection

With This year closing and
our new website officially launched, this is the perfect time to launch our new
Blog. 

We began this year of trade shows in February with a booth at the NY food and Restaurant show. We had 3 employees and the president of the company, Mr Ichijo in attendance. Mr Ichijo, Jordan, Satomi, and Ody worked the show that had over 15,000 attendees this year. With the conclusion of this show kicked off our trade show season with a bang as we prepared to head to our 2nd NRA show in Chicago. 

The year of 2019 marks the
second consecutive year the Peel-A-Ton has been shown at the National
Restaurant Association  in Chicago. This show was spectacular both in size
and number of people packed into the McCormick center. For 4 days Mr Ichijo,
Jordan, Satomi, and Naomi walked the show, manned the booth, and took orders at
the show. With over 50,000 attendees from all over the world, this show is the
food and restaurant show that Dwarfs most others. 

Follow this show and while getting out all the orders we had received, Jordan was sent to Colima Mexico to train Valle Nuevo Juice company how to peel mangos with the Peel-A-Ton. After three days in the beautiful southern coast of Mexico. Jordan returned to Los Angeles to meet Mr Ichijo, Satomi and Odi for the Western Restaurant and Foodservice show.

This years Western
Foodservice and Restaurant was a rousing success for our team. Several major
hotel brands approached us about  testing units. With over 20,000
attendees at the show this year, we filled up the Los Angeles Convention
Center. The big end result of this was being approached by a Regional Director
of Marriott and asked to Demo all of our machine for them in the
Carribean. 

Roughly a month later we were on our trip to Aruba to Train both Marriott and a major Cruise Line on the Peel-A-Ton. We spent three days in the Carribean training the Marriott staff. Followed by two days in florida for training of the Cruise ship. Flying back to los Angeles Mr, Ichijo, Jordan, and Ody picked up Satomi to begin setting up for the Produce Marketing Association trade show. This was our first showing at the PMA, and overall it was well worth it. This was the more farms and larger fresh cut fruit processors than hotels and restaurants, but it was still a very successful show for us. 

As the year winds down and
we get the last of our orders out, it’s a good time to reflect on the previous
11 months as well as begin to plan for the next year. With at least half a
dozen shows on the book already 2020 isn’t going to be any slower than
2019. 

Happy Holidays Everyone!