Little Fresh Produce in Boca Grande does big business.
Fresh Produce clothes are available at 25 company-owned retail boutiques, online and at more than 500 independent retailers throughout the continental United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Caribbean, including 13 "hand-picked" dealer locations such as Boca Grande. Handpicked dealers use the Fresh Produce retail trade dress and stock a broad assortment of Fresh Produce styles.
Boulder, Colo.-based Fresh Produce Holdings LLC acquired Brogan Partners in January. Brogan was a Florida-based specialty retailer operating five stores on Florida's western coast.
Fresh Produce styles are designed to be able to be worn every day.
Fresh Produce clothes are now available at 25 company-owned retail boutiques, online at freshproduceclothes.com and at more than 500 independent retailers. "The move to merge in Scott, his team and these five great stores was very organic and natural for us," said Mary Ellen Vernon, co-founder at Fresh Produce. "Scott and his organization have been an intimate part of developing the Fresh Produce lifestyle brand since the beginning of our partnership."
Brogan's first Fresh Produce "handpicked" store debuted in Sarasota in 1993. Since 1993, Brogan's store base increased with locations opened in Sanibel Island (1995), Orlando (1999), Sarasota (2000), Boca Grande (2004) and Coconut Point (2007).
Fresh Produce designs, manufactures and markets women's and children's lifestyle brand of clothing. The Fresh Produce brand is known for its original prints, vibrant color and stylish, comfortable women's clothing, all designed and created by CEO Mary Ellen Vernon.
For nearly three decades, Fresh Produce has primarily made its clothing in the United States.
"The heart of the Fresh Produce is rooted in the positive impact of color," according to a company release. "We love color and want our customers to light up the room in our clothes."
From casual tops and feminine dresses to decorative scarves and stylish pants, Fresh Produce is dedicated to creating feel-good clothes women want to wear every day.
The coastal-inspired colors and broad assortment of easy-to-wear pieces are flattering and comfortable on all shapes and sizes and are available in Extra Fresh plus sizes as well as children's styles. The comfortable fabrics, fit and style reflect carefree ease, according to the release.