The Land of Sunshine Volume 14

The Land of Sunshine Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...as to sales of Exchange fruit in all markets the previous day. Possessing this data the selling agent cannot be taken advantage of as to prices. If any agent finds his market sluggish, and is unable to sell at the average prices prevailing elsewhere, he promptly advises the head office in L, os Angeles, and sufficient fruit is diverted from his market to relieve it and restore prices to normal level. Through these agencies of its own the Exchange is able to get and transmit to its members the most trustworthy information regarding market conditions, visible supplies, etc. This system affords a maximum of good service at a minimum cost. The volume of the business is so large that a most thorough equipment is maintained at much less cost to growers than any other selling agency can offer. For several years past the average cost of marketing by the Exchange, covering all charges of every kind from the time the fruit is loaded on the cars, has been in A TYPICAL ORANGE SECTION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. round figures three per cent. Covering a period of four years, and aggregate sales of over thirteen millions of dollars, the total losses from bad credits have been less than one-fortieth of one per cent (l-40th of l'r). These facts are the strongest possible proofs of conservative methods. The Exchange claims to get more average money per box than is obtained for any other large quantity of fruit of like quality and grades, and is willing to submit this claim to the test of comparative figures. A steadily increasing membership and percentage of the whole crop under the control of the Exchange is perhaps the best proof that the system is in favor with the growers. The Exchange controls at this time about 45 per cent of the crop, with every prospect...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905490
  • 9781236905499