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Longtime Southern California retailers and FPFC supporters Roger Schroeder and Dick Spezzano with Patty Knoll of Temkin International and Dan Acevedo of GreenFruit Avocados. Kelly Craner of B&C Fresh Sales and Dino Iacovino of Altar Produce. Connie Stukenberg of CS Sales & Marketing and Mike Casazza of FreshSource LLC. Sean McClure of Professional Produce with Rachelle Schulken of Renaissance Food Group. Suzette Overgaag and Victoria Kovacevich of North Shore Living Herbs. Ambar Rodriquez of Oppy with Alexandra Molumby of Country Sweet Produce. Elsa Salazar of Bard Valley with Brian Cook of Pete’s. Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing, Tran Satter of Revol Greens, Barry Parisotto of Veg-Fresh Farms and Chayla Balko of Revol Greens. Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing, Jan DeLyser of California Avocado Commission and Dick Spezzano of Spezzano Consulting Service. Kevin Coupe of The Morning Beat was the keynote speaker. FPFC President Don Gann and Amanda Grillo of CMC Sales and Marketing. Robert Thomson and Erin Wagner of Wonderful Sales with Ryan Sanchez of Albertsons and Dan Acevedo of GreenFruit Avocados. Harland Heath’s family surrounds Lois Heath. The FPFC honored the late Mr. Heath at the luncheon as one of its founding fathers. The Robinson Fresh team. Pebbles Johnson of Grocery Outlet, Gisel Arenas of Westlake Produce, Sean Quintero of California Endive Farm and Veleyin Contreras with Progressive Produce. Seth Pemsler of the Idaho Potato Commission, Anjali Bonfante of Bolthouse Farms, Kristen Reid of Mixtec and Kent Beesley of IPC. Bob Waldusky of Fresh Gourmet and Ryan Sanchez of Albertsons. Rich Dachman gave a pitch for the Brighter Bites program during the luncheon. Ryan Sanchez of Albertsons served as emcee.

FPFC holds first 2021 luncheon meeting

By
Tim Linden

For the first time in 18 months, the Fresh Produce & Floral Council held one of its signature membership luncheon meetings when more than 200 guests convened at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course dining room Aug. 18 in Anaheim, CA. COVID-19 put a halt to these in-person meetings throughout most of 2020 and 2021. Kevin Coupe of The Morning Beat was the keynote speaker as he talked about the changing dynamic facing retailers. Ryan Sanchez of Albertsons was the emcee while longtime Sysco executive Rich Dachman, who is now CEO of Brighter Bites, gave a pitch for the non-profit that delivers fresh produce directly into the hands of underserved families.

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