Manny Wong is 2020 South Florida Minority Small Business “Person of the Year”

Author  Griselle Marino

MIAMI –  Manny Wong, a loyal Asian-American Advisory Board (AAAB) member since 2005 who has served as the AAAB Chair in the past, was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the South Florida Minority Owned Small Business “Person of the Year” for 2020. The announcement took place on Sept. 23, during a virtual award ceremony held as part of this year’s National Small Business Week.

mannyssManny Wong In 1938, Manny Wong’s father began growing bean sprouts in Havana, Cuba, to serve the Cuban Chinese community. In 1978, Manny Wong started operating in Miami under the name Fully, Inc., as a bean and soy sprout grower and tofu manufacturer. Through the years, the product line grew to include soy milk, tofu pudding, and rice noodles. Currently, the business no longer manufactures those products and has since evolved into Fullei Fresh, focusing on growing bean and soy sprouts in addition to more than a dozen of varieties of green sprouts and shoots, as well as one of the largest selections of sprouts.

The business is category leader with 26% market share in the United States. Yearly production is almost 3 million pounds. All are grown hydroponically indoors in a controlled, sanitary environment without the use of any pesticides, additives, or preservatives, and with a quick turnaround since sprouts are baby vegetables that need to be shipped to distributors within days of planting.trophy

Fullei Fresh has established itself as pioneer in the sprouting industry by helping to develop procedures for food safety, while providing customers the highest quality products and great service. The goal of the business is to provide wholesome dietary alternatives which enhances the cuisine and protects against disease.

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