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2021-02-19
The produce industry is an inherently stress-filled world. This pressure can take its toll, impacting your health, relationships, and performance. Leadership coach Wendy McManus has a program to help busy produce professionals like you manage that stress and minimize its impact.
2021-02-19
Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-supported technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, announced Kellen Stailey Martin has joined the company as vice president of marketing.
2021-02-18
The damage from what south Texas produce professionals will know as the infamous freeze of St. Valentine’s week started with a hard freeze that began on the night of Feb. 14. The Texas produce industry has deemed the event the “Valentine’s Day massacre for the fruit and vegetable industry of south Texas.” Cold continued off and on through that week, with more freezing temperatures forecast for the night of Feb. 18-19.
2021-02-18
The mission of the National Watermelon Association, the oldest fruit commodity association in the United States, remains largely unchanged from what it was pre-COVID-19, but with restrictions on travel, in-person conversations and meetings with policy makers, the means by which that mission is pursued has changed. “Last March, everything changed,” said Bob Morrissey, executive director of the Lakeland, FL-based National Watermelon Association.
2021-02-18
Lori Taylor continues to receive recognition for her work creating and building The Produce Moms® brand, and helping people incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into their daily eating habits.
2021-02-18
The California Fresh Fruit Association has announced the results of the “Top Issues Survey” for 2021. CFFA members were recently surveyed to rank the top issues for the Association to focus its efforts on this year.
2021-02-18
Paul Kneeland came to Gelson’s Markets in 2017 as senior director of produce and floral with the clear knowledge that he was joining a top-notch retail operation. He also knew there was room for improvement. “When I arrived there was a strong core philosophy and a great foundation on which to build,” he said. “The core philosophy has stayed the same, but we have upgraded a lot of things.”
2021-02-18
The message is clear when talking to a handful of the produce suppliers that work with the 27-store Gelson’s Markets: the chain is extraordinary rather than ordinary, and providing the best possible produce and customer experience is operational not aspirational.
2021-02-18
Born, raised and educated in Boston, the East Coast is also where retailer Paul Kneeland learned the produce business. He spent about 36 years between New England and New Jersey working produce for several chains, including 26 years with Roche Bros. and another eight with Kings Markets/Balducci’s before moving to California four years ago and joining Gelson’s Markets.
2021-02-18
John Savidan grew up in Huntington Beach and was 16 when a friend’s father, who worked at Ralphs Grocery Company, helped get him a job at the local store as box boy on the closing night shift. It was 1984, Savidan was playing baseball at Ocean View High School, and the job fit in perfectly with his school and sports schedule.