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"underwood ranches" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

12:31 min | 1 year ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Tran had these sauces in restaurants nearby and in little stores nearby largely in places like China town yes end quote unquote millennials would come in and find it and feel like they had discovered something yeah and then I felt like they had to tell all their friends about it they they had they had uncovered a cultural Jim something that has not yet been revealed to everybody and as a result they say you've got to try this hot sauce I had it's this little out of the other obscure were branded that no one's ever heard of and a I get a little bit of a hipster vibe with this issue the idea of Hey guys I was having Suraj before it was cool I just didn't know that I was cool because of it yeah yeah so I mean totally by word of mouth and social media no press coverage No ads anywhere and it's still that way to this day and now I want to stress again that one of the reasons that they didn't pay for any marketing is because Tran was worried about growing to bag he wanted to stay in local markets because he didn't want to run out of product right so the challenge here is literally cannot get enough peppers to make the hot sauce if I grow too large in the demand gets too large I'm going to start having shortages because I cannot physically grow enough peppers or get my hands on of peppers to make sauce in these enormous quantities so I want to make sure I control gross yes so it a lot of growth happens restaurants pick it up more people learn about it it's still all word of mouth although he is getting advertising but I petite in two thousand ten named it the ingredients of the year now as way from foods has gained popularity for their Suraj a sauce David Tran has slowly and discerning lead chosen people to talk to for instance in two thousand eleven he helped food writer ready Clements on a book that he was writing which was a cookbook completely dedicated to structure he has two of them now but even then the writer didn't meet David Tran till after he was done with the book but a real brief moment happened in two thousand five people started contacting voice on food saying why did you change of your recipe just Russia my structure sauces and is good it's running here and it doesn't taste as good flavor is terrible what's going on here I give me my money back and the company ends up doing essentially a recall on these defective bottles of structure find out what went wrong is that a bad batch what happened and then he gets the bottles and they're really defective because they've got little leg typos and little things that are not in line with their companies branding and logos and all that sometimes it's a tiger because it's a copy cat hot sauce there was only so much they can do I mean they hadn't trademarked it again so there was no protection there it was also difficult to figure out who was ultimately responsible for these things yes it now they did eventually find out and they found out through what is almost a whole areas way to me they got a call from some security guard saying you left pallets of hot sauce in our parking lot and the company saying what what we didn't deliver any hot sauce there yeah and so they go and they find these people unloading these crates of hot sauce into a dumpster to get rid of them thirteen tons of it thirteen yes copy cat hot sauce the company that was making noted not got hot sauce had paid a crating company to get rid of it all and they paid the crating company with a track it was a check that was in fact traceable and they traced it back to a guy named E. acts that he he got arrested he was charged with grand sauce larceny right yeah actually he got charged for owning a legal knock off printer cartridges so apparently counterfeiting was just kind of his schtick yes but there have been other issues where the company was kind of teetering for a bed into thousand seven they ran into a problem that trend was worried about years before yeah they over sold their stock of hot sauce and ran out of peppers to make it because they make it your long they have they are harvest seasons but they start and stop but their production as all year and they ran out three months before the year was over and store started hoarding the hot sauce and raising prices and everybody was trying to get it because they were afraid they were gonna be able to get it anymore so that could have been disastrous but the company was able to rebound from that yes and in fact open a new facility in Irwindale California yep and so that's a six hundred fifty thousand square foot factory where they also make their models but even there they were having some issues because that they were getting complaints from the neighborhoods saying your pepper spraying us residents of are in jail filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles county Superior Court saying that they were getting breathing problems headaches heartburn and this ended up going toward litigation and then that let people to the conclusion that there was a possibility of another shortage on the way because they might shut down production which they were in fact told to shut down production and cease operations at least partially until they could fix the odor issue now hopefully fun food so they didn't need to do that because they're harvesting grinding season was over at that point but they were still made to do it so that their production halted and they actually did have a bit of a delay before making more during this time ten other Californian cities were like Hey come makes Russia where we live we don't mind that we'd love crying yes please we yes we have very emotional people in our city and we don't mind if you tear gas us but and he did consider moving but he didn't he still has factory in our window the case was weird there wasn't a whole lot of scientific evidence to support the claims that the fumes were an issue or that they're even worse fumes yes but the judge said that the order could quote be reasonably inferred to be emanating from the facility and that it was quote extremely annoying irritating and offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance for the residents and the trend was not pleased he even went so far as to compare the judge's decision to the government he had left behind in Vietnam which is kind of a ballsy move even put a little banner on as planned no tear gas made here so twenty fourteen in an effort to mollify people to say listen everything's on the up and up you can come out and check it out he opens up the factory to the public and people could come in and check out the factory for themselves find out whether or not they were going to walk through the door immediately start crying their eyes out yeah I'm in they could go throughout the day because you know the the levels of fumes change that today as they change what they're working on and this open houses were really really popular yeah became a gathering spot it was not so much citizens saying well I'm going to see for myself because I am absolutely certain that that's where this is now became like millennials saying do I get to go to the structure factories like **** Wonka any kind of was because they got so much ice cream there I know there was yet another drink moment for this company in two thousand fifteen now these are fairly recent events and this one I don't even think is resolved entirely at wholesome foods was sued for not paying four hundred twenty seven thousand eighty five dollars a municipality fees and damages to the city they were paid two thousand twelve to two thousand fourteen yes but not in two thousand fifteen because phone didn't want to pay these to a city that was treating him unfairly right the trend is saying you're not letting me do business make money so why do I have to give you any money in return right although that's not how law works just now just a quick note now there now so in twenty sixteen his company decides to take action by countersuing the city so now you have battling litigation and this time the charge was that the city we headed out for a fun food saying that it was a strategic process of harassment and they said that the agreement was with way Fong Irwindale and not a phone foods so they're saying just because our other factories making money doesn't mean we should pay you for the money this factory is making right you cost us money at this location we shouldn't pay you from the money we made from other locations that did not have the problems that you've put on us yeah I know this is where you know Mr trans business sense shows that it wasn't as good as some of the other models out there because he said that his agreement to pay the fees in the first place we're on good faith voluntary and if he's paying them instead of taxes I don't know how true that is but he asked in his counter suit that the seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars he had paid so far be returned to him now in addition to that recently there was argument with the ranch those producing peppers for highway fund foods the Underwood ranches there was a problem with a breach of contract disagreement and these two companies had been working together for three decades mmhm but this particular breach of contract ended up bringing that essentially to an end so they came together every year to kind of make their agreements and in two thousand seventeen they couldn't now maybe part of this is because as horrifying says they were partially oral partially written and partially established by the parties practices again this is kind of like a handshake agreements yes yes but they couldn't come to an agreement in two thousand seventeen and so away from food said fine you're walking away were walking away and and then the branch said fine we're holding on to your equipment yes I think that belongs to fully fund foods but is on our property is going to remain on our property no I mean it is a little bit of a sticky wicket because part of their treatment was to buy and maintain equipment for the ranch the ranch needed for its harvest right so they're basically buying this equipment for the ranch exactly and then they end up getting the harvest in return and now do you have this disagreement so this got pretty ugly too because you're talking again about really informal agreements how do you end up settling this yeah well also you know in this whole disagreement on food said because they were also paying for the business expenses of the ranch to harvest their papers in exchange for the ranch not making other sauces and selling to other people are using the papers or anything else they said they made an overpayment in two thousand sixteen of one point four million dollars in the ranch would not give it back to them so now they're holding the equipment hostage and they're not giving back this extra money they got and apparently they also didn't pay them because was on for instance say you can sell some hot sauce to Cisco which is a food service company so we are still in the middle of this this is not something that's been resolved as of the recording this podcast but so it is an ongoing issue although at course despite Toronto is one of those companies that is comfortable the large yes I will probably be able to absorb this and move on once it's settled on a new provider and maybe that'll mean that trend might use more formalized approach toward agreement getting something in writing perhaps here's hoping he does he does have lawyers that talked to him on occasion yeah there's so much more we could chat about with with Raja the fact that they never trade marks yeah this sauce to me is phenomenal because it means that there are all these products out there that are Suraj of flavored or have surrounded the name somewhere even big companies like Tabasco has a Suraj sauce yeah and it doesn't do as well now David Tran does viewed Tabasco Serasa as his biggest competitor in the Serasa sauce field but Tony Simmons the chief executive of Tabasco thinks that the rooster sauce Suraj sauce is in fact the gold standard now the thing is well well Tran is more worried about Tabasco as competitors and other companies overall he's not worried about all this copycatting he has two quotes that I really really love he told Inc dot com I don't pay much attention and a lot of ways what I'm doing in the United States is it different from what I was doing Vietnam I.

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"underwood ranches" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

11:05 min | 1 year ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on KTOK

"So David Tran had these sauces in restaurants nearby and in little stores nearby largely in places like China town yes end quote unquote millennials would come in and find it and feel like they had discovered something yeah and then I felt like they had to tell all their friends about it they they had they had uncovered a cultural gems something that has not yet been revealed to everybody and as a result they say you've got to try this hot sauce I had it's this little out of the into this this obscure were brand that no one's ever heard of and a I get a little bit of a hipster vibe with this issue the idea of Hey guys I was having Suraj before it was cool I just didn't know that I was cool because of it yeah yeah so I mean totally by word of mouth and social media no press coverage No ads anywhere and it's still that way to this day and now I want to stress again that one of the reasons that they didn't pay for any marketing is because Tran was worried about growing to bag he wanted to stay local markets because he didn't want to run out of product right so the challenge here is literally cannot get enough peppers to make the hot sauce if I grow too large in the demand gets too large I'm going to start having shortages because I cannot physically grow enough peppers or get my hands on enough peppers to make sauce in these enormous quantities so I want to make sure I control gross yes so it a lot of growth happens restaurants pick it up more people learn about it it's still all word of mouth although he is getting advertising but I petite in two thousand ten named it the ingredients of the year now as a fun foods has gained popularity for their Suraj a sauce David Tran has slowly and discerning lead chosen people to talk to for instance in two thousand eleven he helped food writer ready Clements on a book that he was writing which is a cookbook completely dedicated to structure he has two of them now but even then the writer didn't meet David Tran till after he was done with the book but a real brief moment happened in two thousand five people started contacting Haiphong food saying why did you change a recipe to structure a structure sauces and is good it's running here and it's doesn't taste as good a flavor is terrible what's going on here I give me my money back and the company ends up doing essentially a recall on these defective bottles of Suraj there find out what went wrong is that a bad batch what happened and then he gets the bottles and they're really defective because they've got little like typos and little things that are not in line with their companies branding and logos and all that sometimes it's a tiger because it's a copycat hot sauce there was only so much they can do I mean they hadn't trademarked it again so there was no protection there it was also difficult to figure out who was ultimately responsible for these things yes it now they did eventually find out and they found out through what is almost a whole areas way to me they got a call from some security guard saying you left pallets of hot sauce in our parking lot and the company saying what what we didn't deliver any hot sauce there yeah and so they go and they find these people unloading these crates of hot sauce into a dumpster to get rid of them thirteen tons of it thirteen Hons yes of copy cat hot sauce the company that was making the knock off hot sauce had paid a creating company to get rid of it all and they paid the crating company with a check it was a check that was in fact traceable and they traced it back to a guy named de acceso here he got arrested and he was charged with grand sauce larceny right actually he got charged for owning a legal knock off printer cartridges so apparently counterfeiting was just kind of his schtick yes but there have been other issues where the company was kind of teetering for a bed into thousand seven they ran into a problem that trend was worried about years before yeah they over sold their stock of hot sauce and ran out of peppers to make it because they make it your long they have they are harvest seasons but they start and stop but their production is all year and they ran out three months before the year was over and store started hoarding the hot sauce and raising prices and everybody was trying to get it because they were afraid they were gonna be able to get it anymore so that could have been disastrous but the company was able to rebound from that yes and in fact open a new facility in Irwindale California yep and so that's a six hundred fifty thousand square foot factory where they also make their models but even there they were having some issues because that they were getting complaints from the neighborhood saying your pepper spraying us residents of are in jail filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles county Superior Court saying that they were getting breathing problems headaches heart burn and this ended up going toward litigation and then that let people to the conclusion that there was a possibility of another shortage on the way because they might shut down production which they were in fact told to shut down production and cease operations at least partially until they could fix the odor issue now hopefully fun food so they didn't need to do that because our harvesting grinding season was over at that point but they were still made to do it so that their production halted and they actually did have a bit of a delay before making more during this time ten other Californian cities were like Hey come makes Russia where we live we don't mind that we'd love crying yes please we yes we are very emotional people in our city and we don't mind if you tear gas us but and he did consider moving but he didn't he still has factory in our window the K. ace was weird there wasn't a whole lot of scientific evidence to support the claims that the fumes were an issue or that they're even worse fumes yes but the judge said that the order could quote be reasonably inferred to be emanating from the facility and that it was quote extremely annoying irritating and offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance for the residents and the trend was not pleased he even went so far as to compare the judge's decision to the government he had left behind in Vietnam which is kind of a ballsy move even put a little banner on his plant no tear gas made here so twenty fourteen in an effort to mollify people to say listen everything's on the up and up you can come out and check it out he opens up the factory to the public and people could come in and check out the factory for themselves find out whether or not they were going to walk through the door and immediately start crying their eyes out yeah I'm in they could go throughout the day because you know the the levels of fumes change that the day as they change what they're working on and this open houses were really really popular yeah became a gathering spot it was not so much citizens saying well I'm going to see for myself because I am absolutely certain that that's where this is now became like millennial saying do I get to go to the search a factory it's like **** Wonka of any kind was because they got Suraj ice cream there I know there was yet another brink moment for this company in two thousand fifteen now these are fairly recent events and this one I don't even think is resolved entirely at wholesome foods was sued for not paying four hundred twenty seven thousand eighty five dollars a municipality fees and damages to the city they were paid two thousand twelve to two thousand fourteen yes but not in two thousand fifteen because phone didn't want to pay these to a city that was treating him unfairly right so tranice saying you're not letting me do business make money so why do I have to give you any money in return right although that's not how law works just now just a quick note about the now so in twenty sixteen his company decides to take action by countersuing the city so now you have battling litigation and this time the charge was that the city we headed out for a fun food saying that it was a strategic process of harassment and they said that the agreement was with way Fong Irwindale and not a phone foods so they're saying just because our other factories making money doesn't mean we should pay you for the money this factory is making right you cost us money at this location we shouldn't Hey you from the money we made from other locations that did not have the problems that you've put on us yeah I know this is where you know Mr trans business sense shows that it wasn't as good as some of the other moguls out there because he said that his agreement to pay the fees in the first place we're on good faith voluntary and if he's paying them instead of taxes I don't know how true that is but he asked in his countersuit that the seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars he had paid so far be returned to him now in addition to that recently there was argument with the ranch those producing peppers for highway fund foods the Underwood ranches there was a problem with a breach of contract disagreement and these two companies had been working together for three decades mmhm but this particular breach of contract ended up bringing that essentially to an end so they came together every year to kind of make their agreements and in two thousand seventeen they couldn't now maybe part of this is because as way Fung says they were partially oral partially written and partially established by the parties practices so again this is kind of like the handshake agreements yes yes but they couldn't come to an agreement in two thousand seventeen and so away from food said fine you're walking away were walking away and and then the branch said fine we're holding on to your equipment yes like the common that belongs to fully fund foods but is on our property is going to remain on our property now I mean it is a little bit of a sticky wicket because part of their agreement was to buy and maintain equipment for the ranch the ranch needed for its harvest right so they're basically buying this equipment for the ranch exactly and then they end up getting the harvest in return and now do you have this disagreement so this got pretty ugly too because you're talking again about really informal agreements how do you end up settling this yeah it will also you know in this whole disagreement on food said because they were also paying for the business expenses of the ranch to harvest their peppers in exchange for the ranch not making other sauces and selling to other people are using the papers or anything else they said they made an overpayment in two thousand sixteen of one point four million dollars in the ranch would not get it back to them so now they're holding the equipment hostage and they're not giving back this extra money they got and apparently they also didn't pay them because was on for instance say you can sell some hot sauce to Cisco which is a food service company so we are still in the middle of this this is not something that's been resolved.

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"underwood ranches" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

08:36 min | 2 years ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"We all got something hot hot hot in front of us so Russia makes I'm going to I love the Roger I could have Suraj up on everything we have yeah my god what do you think I like it it smells delicious and it tastes very good but it does have a kick yeah what you need on food we just we don't really raining on rock ands but but this structure is not the famous **** Fong Sir Roger that you buy in the store with the what is the rooster on it the one we all know know this Sir Roger is made by Underwood ranches in Ventura county I'm the reason why they're making their own Saraj in now is after a bitter bitter multi million dollar break up where for years Underwood ranches in Ventura county provided who Fong with the bulk of its jalapenos maybe all the tile Pena's that relationship went sour a couple years ago they both suit each other in court and a Craig Underwood if Underwood ranches a one a unanimous verdict from the jury at twenty three million dollar of award that he now has to try and collect and Craig joins us on the phone right now Craig how are you doing good morning good morning so what would what did you claim that holy Fong and David Tran did what we why are you getting twenty three million dollars really reach the contract which was partly written partly oral we've been you know growing for them for twenty eight years and became their exclusive supplier and so we were totally dependent on them as they were to a certain extent on us so when when they suddenly breached the contract we were left with seventeen hundred acres of nothing to grow on it how did the breach the contract and why well it really started when the David Tran who own to a phone tried to hire Jim Roberts and he's he's our key you try to put your main guy we do it and and he has his idea was to take Janet all equipment and he wanted that for himself because he he had stated over time that the supply side was important most important part of his business because he opened up the factory to the public but you know we we were the dependable growers in it it appeared to us that he wanted that well you know who the fungus had problems in the past you may remember folks when their people out and when Dale were claiming that the fumes were bothering him and he threatened to pick up and move and and everybody started courting and of course the state you are seeking I think twenty million now he was seeking originally a hundred one point five million in overpayments which I think the jury said he can the docked in addition into the twenty three million dollar award do you as so in in a way he got what he wanted but he lost big time right as long as he can say he got what he wanted we're happy with that you wanted twenty million you got twenty three million what resonated with the jury the most you think well I I think I honesty and being straightforward impress them and maybe not so much with the other side they they they they really liked our story and and our story was very straightforward both when Jim Roberts and I testified on the stand we just told it the way it was and that's the way our attorneys did it and the jury was was very smart they they picked up on everything how much do you think this was a Ventura county jury and your of Ventura county farmer how much did that play into it I don't know for sure I think it helps to be on your home court we're somewhat known inventor county I'd not sure all the members of the jury had ever heard of us but I think in its inventor county agriculture still matters so I think that played into it I'm either going to appeal what are you you know you could have a settlement talk what do you think I mean this is money you've lost a lot of money because of this how much of that twenty three million do you think you're actually gonna see I don't know you know if we were intimately involved in preparation for the trial and the trial for several months so we were we were pretty active from now on it's own attorneys hands and I'm hoping we get it all because we we can use it we needed to pay down debt clear up obligations rebuild the ranch the then the money is is deaf desperately needed was so you've got all these peppers all these acres of peppers too you know that you still have and now you have decided to use at least some of them to make your own Suraj sauce which is now just launched at farmers markets that's a lot different than being in major major retailers moving from producer to manufacturer I mean that's a huge investment as well what's your plan here well it is a big challenge and man is unfolding as we go it took us an incredible long period of time to get there you know when we when we first got dropped mainly what we had was our ability to grow peppers and so one of the guys in an organization his hobby Thomas is his hobby was to make cuts us so he started playing around with different recipes and one by one we develop six different sauces but in between we had to come up with the process the equipment get certified by the FDA then we have for you here this is not a farming this is a whole other part of the business and are you able to use all your papers for that are you finding other buyers for your peppers now well we're not going seventeen hundred acres anymore we're we we have that little bit over a hundred acres this year some of it were selling fresh some of it we're making that's quite a reduction what are you doing with the other sixteen hundred we're growing at potatoes carrots onions cilantro Basil a lot of contract drops but farming is pretty tough in the margins are pretty low so we're hoping that there be more opportunity in growing the the peppers for our own hot sauce one more question for like you know you go Craig you know we've got these ice raids the border situation I know as a farmer in California with row crops it's critical this is you know you've tried to automate what's your take on the farm labor situation right now it's desperate for all forms in our objective going forward is to concentrate on crops that we can mechanically harvest as much as possible that's not totally possible but we need to focus on it because the the population of farmers and farm workers is shrinking and there's no no there's no help from immigrants coming into our temporary are you are you having to raise wages are you raising wages and are you able to compete with the McDonald's or you know some people say will make Americans who are out of work go out and pick strawberries are there are those other what's that situation like for you believe me during the recession when a lot of people were out of work we didn't have anybody knocking on our shores so I don't expect anything to happen like that can you compete with McDonald's really our competition is Mexico because some of the crops that we used to raise or no longer growing because they're going to Mexico and my take on it is is that the consumer is a buyer you know they're they're more interested in price maybe then place of origin we think it's important that we grow in California but and a lot of products coming out of Mexico because it's cheap all right Craig Underwood thank you so much for talking with us about this and yeah I'm looking under would ranches Suraj a sauce it's little more tomato we then we find I I like spice of Craig thanks a lot I hope it spices up your morning excellent okay okay all right when we come back the city of thousand oaks is trying to switch over to clean power so callous and says it's going to cost you so much money to do that we'll have that we come back Jane wells billing for handle here's the new US.

Russia Suraj twenty three million dollar seventeen hundred acres twenty three million dollars twenty eight years million dollar hundred acres
"underwood ranches" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

09:20 min | 2 years ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Intensities everything from like you know New Orleans get out in Texas Miami New York reports Los Angeles LA county as you may know home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants in the country that is why it is a huge topic here in what I like to save my hood my neighborhood my city my county so Ellie mayor Eric Garcetti his come out he was in fact on CNN's Anderson Cooper three sixty Friday night a criticizing the operation says it's chaotic it's inhumane I could not agree with him more and he you know he said these are people that you know go to church wondering if there's going to be somebody when they come out of services these are folks going to park a picnic celebrating birthdays it will spread fear to the entire community and to the US citizens are part of their families and that's very true we also know LA county supervisors police remember LA county has five supervisors and they are like you know five mayors if you will of those districts and she also you know said that they are there to help immigrant families and and they don't think this is right with the you know what the president's doing and also you know chief more put out a statement as well saying that they're not going to work as immigration agents enforcing their laws and the LA county sheriff Alex we and we will put out his statement about these ice racing I strongly oppose president trump's direction to ice to begin mass deportations across our nation this coming weekend the presence of undocumented residents in our community our communities it calls for compassion not threats of deportation and family separation and that's been of course one of the topics that is dominated the headlines all these you know the the separations of of you know families so as we continue this discussion I've told you that I think his eyes operation there's scheduled for today who announces I'm going to come after you bad guys all those are convicted those criminals those undocumented people that are criminal your felons we're gonna come after you no that's not the way policing work such as common sense you don't tell them when you're in it's going to happen and it takes ice agents several weeks to set up these massive scale operations and then you have like a really bad storm right somewhere in Louisiana so I say just did announce that in some parts of New Orleans are not going to get a conductor operation because of the evacuations because of the storm it cetera I mean this is just so silly it's just president trump being president trump who is for political gain upset that he lost on the citizenship question and he has to make sure he doesn't to distract his base from the bad news because it looks like he's a loser and like I told you the last segment of former ice chief John Sandwick even says it says you like I think it's frankly inexcusable to promote this operation before it happens you are endangering migrants and you're endangering agents that you're you're throwing out there you're going out there after these people so we want to talk to somebody who's out there got the pulse of the community like we said LA Los Angeles county home to a California then right home to the largest number of undocumented immigrants salad salad is a community group here in southern California to Salvadoran American leadership an educational fund and we know that outside of all Salvador which is Central America in case you're asking you're wondering they are the largest of number of Salvadoran citizens outside of a sub or reside here in Los Angeles and I want to bring on Jocelyn door today executive director of solid so good morning and thank you for joining us good morning thank you for having me absolutely so doesn't tell me a little bit about what are you hearing right now are people scared I'm gonna venturing say yeah you know quite we have being definitely the fear in our community you know increase as the days go by everything the card administration you know came into power and so we have you know we wake up every day within the what act and it seemed to be very particular email works it targeting the central American community out the door and you know what a mile and then hand during I think that we were we witnessed that right when we started having a conversation around the central American caravan if everybody remembers that those around you know election time and so we really saw the the anti immigrant sentiment in humane treatment I think that we could even look at that you know Pat last summer when the children were being separated from their mother that the border people that are seeking asylum right so I I I have seen not only the fear in my community here in Los Angeles but also at the border with the trans national work that we're doing if you wanna you know providing resources to asylum seekers at the border in Tijuana at the moment the day we have I have not received any information of any rate that people have reported to us what we are doing as a community based organization along with others is ensuring that our you know families are informed of their right and that on these materials are readily available to our community whether it's online or in the workshop that we have been conducting so people understand and know they're right so that's my questions also because listen there people listening to right now who actually would disagree with you on what you're doing they would say why are you giving them rights they don't have rights they broke the law to get into this country and if they get picked up in these collateral deportations which what that means is while the operation is allegedly targeting a couple thousand people with court removal orders it could also mean that it picks up people in areas that are here without the legal status and warranty intended targets but they should be here in the first place how do you back to that you know what as the daughter of immigrants that was being a civil war you know I could give you a you know a very in depth you know analysis of historical analysis of the foreign policy in Latin America even though you know immigrants are not only from Central America they're not only from Mexico not only from South America they are you know there's this crisis that we have the immigration is actually a global issue right in two different handed out to Asia but when we when we look at particularly you know the population that we work in which is my community you know they're deep roots into foreign policy into Central America that has created they're quite that we have right now you know so when we start talking about immigration it's not something that starts at the peak one of border but it goes back to foreign policy has been inactive since the fifties in Central America right so you know we look at when we talk about games no games and that's thirteen in all of these you know the gang problem the crisis that impact the northern triangle what is called the northern triangle the home grown here from the United States and they were deported in the in the nineties right with with immigration law so well what I tell somebody that that's what people are here undocumented but I will also state well we also have a constitution and there are right that people have regardless of their immigration that if Johnson stop right there I want you to continue that we're gonna take a quick break but I want to go into what you said about how these gangs being home grown well people there's a huge Mister perception they think that em is thirteen came from El Salvador now they were actually born all right here in Los Angeles so something to talk about so can you stick around for second yes I can okay we'll be back with a solid Salvador American leadership an educational fund executive director Johnson door take this is Sunday morning Elizabeth Espinosa talking all things KFI him six forty it's not out there so it was a very little ice into the conversation I just had me jumping out into the newsroom I'm rob Newton live from the KFI twenty four hour news room two more cases of measles have been confirmed in Los Angeles county the LA county department of public health says both people live in LA county in both cases are linked to the two cases reported earlier this month so far this year fourteen people who live in the county have come down with the measles along with eight others who don't live here but were either visiting or traveling through the health department says most of the people who got the measles had not been vaccinated jurors have awarded scratch in a spicy skirmish a jury says Underwood ranches should get more than twenty three million dollars from holy following foods for fraud and breach of contract can a real based under what was the sole chili pepper supplier for Serato for nearly three decades and told twenty seventeen one the partnership collapsed or Fung foods lawyer says the Urbandale based company will fight the decision the company sourcing its peppers now from various farms in California New Mexico and Mexico Aaron Bender KFI news this report brought to you by southern California Toyota dealers a man says he heard explosions and saw a large wall of flames above a carport at an apartment complex in fountain valley at least seventeen vehicles were damaged or destroyed in the fire that started about three yesterday morning dozens of residents have been displaced at least fifteen apartment units were damaged fire officials are looking for the cause of the fire labor secretary Alex Acosta is stepping down president trump says it was a cost this decision to leave Hey I'm.

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"underwood ranches" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"A detention center for illegal immigrants in Texas Penn says it is clear there is a humanitarian crisis the border of reality is that the crisis on our southern border Israel our questions and border protection personnel are doing their level best to provide humanitarian care and said the border must be security in order to address this humanitarian crisis traffic stop on the one oh one through Hollywood after one person's been killed now in a crash involving at least three vehicles in the northbound lanes near highland Avenue in the going to pass the crash happened at about eight thirty tonight there are with this report to the mail was thrown into the air a man was pronounced dead at the scene it's not clear if that person may have been ejected from a vehicle or had been walking along the freeway jurors have awarded scratching a spicy skirmish a jury says Underwood ranches should get more than twenty three million dollars from holy following foods for fraud and breach of contract can a real based under what was the sole chili pepper supplier for Serato for nearly three decades and told twenty seventeen one the partnership collapsed by Fung foods lawyer says the Urbandale based company will fight the decision the company sourcing its peppers now from various farms in California New Mexico and Mexico Aaron Bender KFI news the lights are back on in Manhattan power outage affected about seventy thousand con ed customers con Edison CEO John McEvoy said with a problem that is substation because the power failure needing before seven o'clock in the evening local time affecting seventy three thousand customers for more than three hours Broadway shows were cancelled in the jail concert was interrupted mid performance later cancelled flinstones are coming back to prime time.

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"underwood ranches" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

05:16 min | 2 years ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"Business wars daily is brought to you by net. Sweet the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform net sweet has a special offer for listeners of this show at net sweet dot com slash BW daily. Be sure to stick around to hear more about it at the end of the show. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this business wars daily happy Friday, everyone, we all know that one friend who can hardly eat anything without a dose of hot sauce on top. Heck, it might even be you. And if you're addicted to the spicy red stuff, the likelihood is it's Saracho from who he fogged foods, you know, the red bottle with a green cap that shows up on grocery shelves and diner tables everywhere. CEO David TRAN began making hot sauces in Vietnam in nineteen seventy five relatives delivered. The products to local buyers by bicycle for years later, TRAN fled Vietnam, Taiwanese freighter called who he found eventually making it to the US naming the company after the freighter TRAN began selling his sauce out of buckets to Los Angeles restaurants today, who he fogs Saracho has a rabid cult following. And it holds about ten percent of America's one point six. Six billion dollar hot sauce market. So says Anna Amir the hot sauce analyst for research company. Ibis squirrelled who knew you could grow up and become a hot sauce analyst. Well, you knew it was coming things are heating up in the hot sauce business. We fog and its longtime pepper supplier Underwood ranches have sued each other for millions Underwood which was we found so pepper supplier. For almost thirty years is said to be launching its own Saracho Saracho by the ways at type of sauce like the word catch. It's not a brand name who fond claims that Underwood's suddenly stopped supplying the peppers it relied on its lawsuit. Claims Underwood owes we fog more than a million dollars in overpayments, and that it is unlawfully keeping seven million dollars in Queant in a counter suit Underwood claims, we breach some contracts causing Underwood financial distress and been assessing delay off more than forty workers. The producer was left with acres of excess specially grown. Peppers couldn't sell elsewhere. What else to do but launched some competitive heat now who fog at least as flaming Underwood on Twitter. And in the press and customers are responding Saracho is so popular that fans are pledging loyalty on Twitter that might not come as a surprise for a brand that's inspired everything from cookbooks to Saracho flavored ice cream to Halloween costumes, but the brand has also drawn fire before in twenty thirteen the city of Irwindale, California where it's factory sits shut the company down temporarily. Some local residents had complained that fumes from grinding millions of pounds of ripe red jalapenos into a chili garlic paste recording respiratory problems. But that suit was dismissed how hot this case will get will become evident in court at the end of the month. In the meantime, aficionados just wanna make sure that their precious condiments supply won't be threatened. Hot sauce analysts consider Saracho, a discretionary. Product fans disagree. They seem to say just try to rinse it out of my hot little hands. From wondering this is business wars daily. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by lane Appleton brand Emma Cortlandt is our editor and producer our executive producer is Marshall Louis created by or non Lopez or wondering, I'm David Brown. We'll see next me. Every company battles challenges as they grow updating manual processes, replacing inefficient systems getting a handle on cash flow as you scale, you'll need software that can handle that growth introducing net suite by oracle the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform with nets wheat, you can save time money and unneeded headaches by managing sales, finance and accounting orders, and HR instantly right from your desk or even your phone right now net suite is offering you valuable insights to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back for free. Those insights come and guide called crushing the five barriers to growth. All you have to do to get it for free is to go to nets wheat dot com slash BW w daily again, get net weeds guide crushing the five barriers to growth when you go to net sweet dot com slash b w daily. Now. One more time net sweet dot com slash b w daily.

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Sriracha Syndicate Splits: Hot Sauce King Suing Supplier

Business Wars Daily

05:15 min | 2 years ago

Sriracha Syndicate Splits: Hot Sauce King Suing Supplier

"Business wars daily is brought to you by net. Sweet the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform net sweet has a special offer for listeners of this show at net sweet dot com slash BW daily. Be sure to stick around to hear more about it at the end of the show. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this business wars daily happy Friday, everyone, we all know that one friend who can hardly eat anything without a dose of hot sauce on top. Heck, it might even be you. And if you're addicted to the spicy red stuff, the likelihood is it's Saracho from who he fogged foods, you know, the red bottle with a green cap that shows up on grocery shelves and diner tables everywhere. CEO David TRAN began making hot sauces in Vietnam in nineteen seventy five relatives delivered. The products to local buyers by bicycle for years later, TRAN fled Vietnam, Taiwanese freighter called who he found eventually making it to the US naming the company after the freighter TRAN began selling his sauce out of buckets to Los Angeles restaurants today, who he fogs Saracho has a rabid cult following. And it holds about ten percent of America's one point six. Six billion dollar hot sauce market. So says Anna Amir the hot sauce analyst for research company. Ibis squirrelled who knew you could grow up and become a hot sauce analyst. Well, you knew it was coming things are heating up in the hot sauce business. We fog and its longtime pepper supplier Underwood ranches have sued each other for millions Underwood which was we found so pepper supplier. For almost thirty years is said to be launching its own Saracho Saracho by the ways at type of sauce like the word catch. It's not a brand name who fond claims that Underwood's suddenly stopped supplying the peppers it relied on its lawsuit. Claims Underwood owes we fog more than a million dollars in overpayments, and that it is unlawfully keeping seven million dollars in Queant in a counter suit Underwood claims, we breach some contracts causing Underwood financial distress and been assessing delay off more than forty workers. The producer was left with acres of excess specially grown. Peppers couldn't sell elsewhere. What else to do but launched some competitive heat now who fog at least as flaming Underwood on Twitter. And in the press and customers are responding Saracho is so popular that fans are pledging loyalty on Twitter that might not come as a surprise for a brand that's inspired everything from cookbooks to Saracho flavored ice cream to Halloween costumes, but the brand has also drawn fire before in twenty thirteen the city of Irwindale, California where it's factory sits shut the company down temporarily. Some local residents had complained that fumes from grinding millions of pounds of ripe red jalapenos into a chili garlic paste recording respiratory problems. But that suit was dismissed how hot this case will get will become evident in court at the end of the month. In the meantime, aficionados just wanna make sure that their precious condiments supply won't be threatened. Hot sauce analysts consider Saracho, a discretionary. Product fans disagree. They seem to say just try to rinse it out of my hot little hands. From wondering this is business wars daily. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by lane Appleton brand Emma Cortlandt is our editor and producer our executive producer is Marshall Louis created by or non Lopez or wondering, I'm David Brown. We'll see next me. Every company battles challenges as they grow updating manual processes, replacing inefficient systems getting a handle on cash flow as you scale, you'll need software that can handle that growth introducing net suite by oracle the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform with nets wheat, you can save time money and unneeded headaches by managing sales, finance and accounting orders, and HR instantly right from your desk or even your phone right now net suite is offering you valuable insights to overcome the obstacles that are holding you back for free. Those insights come and guide called crushing the five barriers to growth. All you have to do to get it for free is to go to nets wheat dot com slash BW w daily again, get net weeds guide crushing the five barriers to growth when you go to net sweet dot com slash b w daily. Now. One more time net sweet dot com slash b w daily.

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"underwood ranches" Discussed on Part-Time Genius

Part-Time Genius

10:36 min | 2 years ago

"underwood ranches" Discussed on Part-Time Genius

"Heck it was a check that was in fact traceable, and they traced it back to a guy named EAC Seto. He he got arrested. And he was charged with grand sauce, larceny. Right. Actually, he got charged for owning illegal knockoff printer cartridges, so apparently counterfeiting was just kind of his stick. Yes. But there have been other issues where the company was kind of teetering for a bit in two thousand seven they ran into a problem that trend was worried about years before they oversold their stock of hot sauce and ran out of peppers to make it because they make it year long. They have harvest seasons, but they start and stop, but their production is all year, and they ran out three months before the year is over and store. Started hoarding the hot sauce and raising prices and everybody was trying to get it because they were afraid they were going to be able to get it anymore. So that could have been disastrous. But the company was able to rebound from that. Yes. In fact, open a new facility in Irwindale, California. Yup. And so that's a six hundred fifty thousand square foot factory where they also make. They're bottles. But even there they were having some issues because they were getting complaints. From the neighborhood saying you're pepper spraying us residents of our Dale filed a lawsuit. The Los Angeles County superior court saying that they were getting breathing problems headaches heartburn, and this ended up going toward litigation, and then that let people to the conclusion that there was the possibility of another shortage on the way because they might shut down production when they were in fact told to shut down production in cease operations at least partially until they fix the odor issue. Now Wai-fong food said they didn't need to do that. Because they're harvest in grinding season was over at that point. But they were still made to do it. So their production halted, and they actually did have a bit of a delay before making more during this time ten other Californian cities where like, hey, come makes Russia where we live. We don't mind the we'd love crying. Yes, please. We we have very emotional people in our city, and we don't mind if you tear gas us, but and he did consider. Moving. But he didn't he still has a factory in Irwindale. The case was weird. There wasn't a whole lot of scientific evidence to support the claims that the fumes were an issue or that they're even worse fumes. Yes. But the judge said that the odor could quote be reasonably inferred to be emanating from the facility, and that it was quote, extremely annoying irritating in offensive to the senses warranting consideration as a public nuisance for the residents and trend was not pleased. He even went so far as to compare the judge's decision to the government. He had left behind in Vietnam, which is kind of a ballsy move even put a little banner on his plant. No tear gas made here. So twenty fourteen in an effort to mollify people to say, listen everything's on the up and up. You can come out and check it out. He opens up the factory to the public and people could come in and check out. The factory for themselves. Find out whether or not they were gonna walk through the door and immediately start crying. There is Al. Yeah. Amend? They could go throughout the day because you know, the the levels of fumes changed the day as they changed what they were working on. And these open houses were really really popular became a gathering spot. It was not so much citizens saying we'll I'm going to see for myself because I am absolutely certain that that's where this is. Now became like millennials saying, dude, I get to go to the Saracho factory, and it's like Willie Wonka, and it kinda was because they got Saracho ice cream there. Now there was yet. Another break moment for this company in two thousand fifteen now these are fairly recent events, and this one I don't even think is resolved entirely yet. Hoy phone foods was sued for not paying four hundred twenty seven thousand eighty five dollars a municipality fees and damages to the city they were paid two thousand twelve to two thousand fourteen. Yes, but not in two thousand fifteen because foam didn't want. A pay these to a city that was treating him unfairly. Right. So TRAN is saying you're not letting me do business make money. So why do I have to give you any money in return? Although that's not how law works. Just now just a quick note bell now so in two thousand sixteen his company decides to take action by counter suing the city. So now you have battling litigation and this time the charge was that the city headed out for food saying that it was a strategic process of harassment, and they said that the agreement was with Wai-fong Irwindale and not Hoi Fung foods. So they're saying just because there are other factories making money doesn't mean we should pay you for the money. This factory is making right. You cost us money at this location. We shouldn't pay you from the money. We made from other locations that did not have the problems that you've put on us yet. Now, this is where you know, Mr. trans business sense shows that it wasn't as good as some of the other moguls out there because he said. That his agreement to pay the fees in the first place. We're on good faith involuntary. And if he's paying them instead of taxes, I don't know how true that is. But he asked in his countersuit that the seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars he had paid so far be returned to him. No. In addition to that recently. There was argument with the ranch those producing peppers for why Fung foods, the Underwood ranches. There was a problem with breach of contract disagreement and these two companies had been working together for three decades. But this particular breach of contract ended up bring that essentially to an end. So they came together every year to kind of make their agreements and in two thousand seventeen they couldn't now maybe part of this is because as long says they were partially oral partially written and partially established by the party's practices. So again, this is kind of like handshake agreements. Yes. Yes. Yes. But they couldn't come to an agreement in two thousand seventeen and so on food said fine Milwaukee away we're walking away. And the the ranch said fine were holding onto your requirement. Yes. Like the equipment that belongs to Wai-fong foods. But is on our property is going to remain on our property now. I mean, it is a little bit of a sticky wicket because part of their agreement was to buy and maintain equipment for the ranch that the ranch needed for its harvest. But so they're basically buying this equipment for the ranch. Exactly. And then they end up getting the harvest in return. And now, do you have this disagreement? So this gut pretty ugly too. Because you're talking again about really informal agreements. How do you end up settling this? Yeah. Well, also, you know in this whole disagreement phone food said because they were also paying for the business expenses of the ranch to harvest their peppers in exchange for the ranch, not making other sauces and selling to other people or using the peppers or anything. They said they made an overpayment in two thousand sixteen of one point four million dollars in the ranch would not give it back to them. So now, they're holding the equipment hostage, and they're not giving them back this extra money. They got an apparently they also didn't pay them because foods did say you can sell some hot sauce to Cisco which is a food service company. So we are still in the middle of this. This is not something that has been resolved as the recording this podcast, but so it's an ongoing issue. Although, of course, this point Saracho is one of those companies that is comfortably large. Yeah. We'll probably be able to absorb this and move on once it's settled on a new provider. And maybe that'll mean that trend might use more formalized approach toward agreements getting something in writing, perhaps here's hoping he does he does have lawyers that talked to him on occasion. But yeah, there's so much more. We could chat about with with Saracho. The fact that they never trademarked. Yeah. Sauce to me is phenomenal. Because it means that there are all these products out there, the are Saracho flavored or have Saracho in the name somewhere. Even big companies like Tabasco has the Saracho sauce, and it doesn't do as well. Now, David TRAN does view Tabasco Saracho as his biggest competitor in the Saracho sauce field. But Tony Simmons the chief executive of Tabasco thinks that the rooster sauce. Saracho sauce is in fact, the gold standard. Now, the thing is well while TRAN is more worried about Tabasco as a competitor than other companies overall. He's not worried about all this copycatting. He has two quotes that I really really love. He told Inc dot com. I don't pay much attention in a lot of ways what I'm doing in the United States isn't different from what I was doing Vietnam. I just tried to make the best sauce possible in keep prices low. So thank you guys for joining us for this tale of hot sauce and triumph. Very interesting that somebody who who's practices fly in the face of typical logic for running a successful business managed to propel his product into the limelight. Like this. In fact, you could argue that this was a case where the product was just just hit the right zeitgeist semi. It was able to hit people right at the right time. And it was the right kind of people to become a crazy success some might say despite the company's practices, and so just shows that if you really want to have crazy success, you just have to make something amazingly. Good that everybody wants. Yes. So just go to that. Yes. Then you don't even have to make like savvy business decisions. It'll take care of itself. But trade market TM TM TM to him as a the brothers McElroy would say. All right. Well, that wraps up this episode of the break we look forward to talking to you in our next episode. I have been Jonathan Strickland, and I've been aerial cast in if you would like to learn more about what we've talked about as well as keep track of Oliver episodes. Make sure you visit our website at the brink podcast dot show. The

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