In what has become its most popular event of the year, the Fresh Produce & Floral Council attracted more than 750 participants to its annual Day at the Races activity on Saturday, March 8 at the famous Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, CA.
This family-friendly event featured fun, activities, food and mingling for the whole family. Kids could play in the grassy infield area as adults tried their luck at picking the ponies.
HACKENSACK, NJ — On Tuesday evening, March 4, Produce for Kids hosted the Eastern Produce Council's first dinner meeting of 2014. It was the first time the organization had ever hosted an EPC event, and it took place in a new venue for an EPC meeting, the Stony Hill Inn, here in northern New Jersey.
Kings Food Markets held a grand reopening ceremony Feb. 28 at its location in Midland Park, NJ. This was the 11th store to undergo the rebranding, with 10 more planned for completion by March 2015. Kings currently operates 25 outlets located in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Paul Kneeland, vice president of produce, floral, seafood and meat, held Old Glory as Molly Tompson sang the Star Spangled Banner.
Bud O'Hagan, mayor of Midland Park, (right) presented Dave Mesa, store manager of Kings in Midland Park, with a certificate congratulating Kings Food Markets on the grand reopening.
Cross-merchandising opportunities bring produce to other departments throughout the Midland Park store.
The Southeast Produce Council has completed what is surely another hugely successful event — its 2014 conference and trade show — with record overall attendance, including record attendance by members of the retail and foodservice sector, all leading SPC Executive Director Terry Vorhees to state, "I'm very pleased."
On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its semi-annual Northern California luncheon meeting at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, CA. The event featured well-known Northern California sportscaster Joe Starkey who was the voice of the San Francisco 49ers for many years and also broadcasts games for the Cal Bears. Chris Vasconcellos of Lucky Stores/Save Mart served as the master of ceremonies.