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Nickey Gregory Co. need not go far to enjoy Southern Innovations

By
Keith Loria

Operating on the Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forrest Park, GA, Nickey Gregory Co., has long been a leader in the produce industry. One of the ways it’s stayed on top is by being a major player at the major trade shows.

That’s why the company is thrilled to be heading to the Southeast Produce Council’s annual Southern Innovations conference in Savannah, GA.

nickey gregory“This show is important for us and we’re happy that we’ll be in our home state of Georgia supporting the SEPC and Southern Innovations,” said Andrew Scott, director of business development for the company. “We love seeing our current customers and those new ones that stop by to learn about the Nickey Gregory Co. What we would like to get out of the show is another new customer or two to add to our growing list that spans across the Southeast.”

The company will be exhibiting in Sponsor’s Row at booth No. 111. Supporting the team at the show will be Scott, Gregory, Scott Chapman and Blair Greenhill.

“We are very much looking forward to attending and exhibiting and seeing our current customers, vendors and friends of the SEPC,” Scott said. “We are one big produce family. We will be showing our fresh cut/processing line of Family Fresh Foods items, our very own processing division. We are very strong in the foodservice arena.”

One of the things Scott looks forward to every SEPC is learning about what others in the industry are thinking and getting valuable tips and information from the workshops offered and the keynote speaker. It’s just one of the many reasons that the company continues to return year after year.

“We have attended every show, Southern Innovations and Southern Exposure, and we seem to always find one or two new customers and vendors at SEPC’s great shows,” Scott said.

After dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, all at the Nickey Gregory Co. are happy that business is returning to almost normal levels.

“We are a very blessed company to have survived 2020 and move into 2021 as a stronger company,” Scott said. “2021 has been a very good year for us and logistics has played a big piece in this. Having our own logistics company, Gregory Family Express (GFE), has been a big key to our growth this year.”

 There are further growth initiatives on the horizon. “As we have moved into our newly renovated building M on the Atlanta Market, we have been able to add new retail and foodservice businesses,” Scott said. “We had a good first six months of this year and see this trend continuing. We are a vital part of the fresh produce supply chain in the Southeast.”

 

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