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Panamanian supermarket imports first container of U.S. table-stock potatoes

Riba Smith is a Panamanian supermarket that opened in 1920 and continues to sell local and imported products today. The Riba Smith supermarket recently sent their Production and Purchasing Manager to the United States for the USPB’s Table-Stock Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) held in October, 2013. During the RTM they toured growing operations in Oregon and Washington, participated in a USPB organized table-stock symposium and visited the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) trade show. The supermarket’s Production and Purchasing Manager was impressed with the varieties and quality offered in the United Sates and made good contacts during the visit. Since the RTM, Riba Smith imported its first container of U.S. russet potatoes for their stores. (Source: US Potato Board)

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