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From: Joanna Clay
Subject: Seeking expert to comment on proliferation of ethnic markets in Socal  
Hi Lisa 
I'm looking for an expert who could talk about the expansion of ethnic markets in Southern California - what it means, could it get over saturated? what does this say about the grocery industry and how its changing? what does it say about CA? Is there anyone who has expertise in Asian markets?
The news peg for my story is a Filipino market called Seafood City coming to OC. So I'm writing about that and then drawing in the proliferation of ethnic markets in Orange County and SoCal in recent years - such as H Mart, Mitsuwa, Assi, Ansari. Wholesome Choice and Ranch 99 have been here for years. Hispanic markets have been here for decades so I'm not talking about them as much. 
Joanna Clay
Reporter
Orange County Register 
c: 949-257-2839| t: @joannaclay
Article in OC Register quotes client Jay Kim, of AAAZA  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/filipino-639497-asian-market.html
Filipino favorite: Seafood City joins ethnic market boom in O.C.
Filipinos, who lack a native grocery in Orange County, typically travel up to an hour outside the county to get their fix of familiar ingredients. They won’t have to wait much longer when Seafood City opens its first location by year’s end in Irvine.
BY JOANNA CLAY / STAFF WRITER
Published: Oct. 23, 2014  
There are a few things you can’t miss when you walk into Seafood City. Read more at  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/filipino-639497-asian-market.html

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