By Tanya Mannes , UNION-TRIBUNE
Arobind Velagapudi wasn’t impressed with the bland Indian sauces he found in grocery stores. So he set out to do better.
His Spicy Nothings sauces, slow-cooked and preserved with lime juice or vinegar, are now selling briskly in more than 400 stores around the country.
Velagapudi is part of the specialty food industry that is growing each year even in a tough economy, and San Diego County has plenty of creative entrepreneurs striving for their share of the $50 billion U.S. retail market. Dozens of small, local businesses including Spicy Nothings are selling their products on a national scale, along with a number of tiny companies available only in local outlets. MORE AT… http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/sep/05/focus-flavor-san-diego-businesses/