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Killeen, TX
Killeen, TX
Melvin Maddux
Kreative Brand Solutions

My company finds specialty food products all over the world that we sell and distribute to supermarkets and mass-market stores in the U.S.

We do more than 80 of our business in Texas. We've also got offices in Japan, India and Italy, and sell to retailers in other parts of the world. We also consult and help local manufacturers develop proprietary brands.

I'm a native Texan and 30-year food/retail veteran. What made Temple the ideal place to launch was its proximity to many of the companies we do business with, like HEB, a huge Texas supermarket chain, and Whole Foods, which is headquartered in Austin. Within 200 miles of Temple you have access to Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth. We're in the most populated area of the state. And being within two-and-a-half hours away from the port of Houston, and near Interstate 35, helps ensure our efficiency getting products to retailers at low cost.

It's very simple to do business here. Tax rates are low and -- maybe it's a Texas thing -- everyone is very willing to help you out. -Coeli Carr

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