The SpartanNash Taste of Summer Spring-Summer Expo took place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis on Feb. 17-18. The company has held the expo for the past three years, starting shortly after Nash Finch and Spartan Foods combined to form SpartanNash.
Justin Bedwell from Bari Produce in Madera, CA.
RJ Simons from Belle Harvest Sales in Belding, MI.
Jim Busche, Jeff Niesz and Daniel Gebbers from Chelan Fresh Marketing, headquartered in Brewster, WA.
Rick Bravo and Timothy Waters from the Dole Group in Monterey, CA.
Jennifer Rigdon from Wholesale Produce in St. Paul, MN.
Ed Johnson from Earthbound Farm Organic, headquartered in San Juan Bautista, CA.
Eric McCabe from J&J Distributing in St. Paul, MN.
Dave Eisner from Melissa’s Produce in Vernon, CA, prepared product samples for Lois and Rick Lundgren from Zup’s Dollars, Flowers and Gifts in Silver Bay, MN.
Chris Hawn and Bill Schneider from Melissa’s Produce in Vernon, CA.
Philip Barrientos from Ocean Mist Farms in Castorville, CA.
Jenell Veltkamp and Whitney Oppenhuizen from SpartanNash in Grand Rapids, MI, introduced the company’s new private brand, 'Open Acres.'
Val Smith from Fiesta Foods in Lake City, MN, and Tom Boyle from SpartanNash in Grand Rapids, MI.
Steve Nichols from Plantation Products in Anoka, MN, and Sue DeMuth from SpartanNash in Minneapolis, MN.
Franz Keuser and Jerry Kaufman from SpartanNash in Omaha, NE, and Darby Ferguson from Potandon Produce, Idaho Falls, ID.
Melvin McNeely from The Produce Exchange in Livermore, CA, and Joe Roden from SpartanNash in St. Cloud, MN.
John Bennet from SpartanNash in Minneapolis and Linsey Dolder from Robinson Fresh in Eden Prairie, MN.
Ryan Easter from Sage Fruit in Crystal, MN.
Megan Ivill-Ayala from Silver Vase in Homestead, FL.
Mark Grijalva from Summer Ripe in Reedley, CA.
Tricia Seduski and Mark Plantan from Taylor Farms in Salinas, CA.
Eric Smith from Topco Associates in Elk Grove, IL.
Steve Repasky from Waymouth Farms in New Hope, MN.
Tobias Smith from Westbrook Floral in Grimsby, ON, Canada.