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United Fresh honors true leader and friend to the industry

IMG 3329TUCSON, AZ — The United Fresh Produce Association held its annual FreshStart Foundation conference, Jan. 14-16, here, and honored a true leader with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Emanuel Lazopoulos, who recently retired from Del Monte Fresh, was lauded by friends, family and former co-workers for his tireless and selfless effort to promote the produce industry, with many referring to his steadfast leadership that helped them overcome challenges and achieve goals.

Legendary Oceanside Pole tomato harvest kicks off
Oppy is ushering in the summer season with highly anticipated Oceanside Pole label Roma and round tomatoes, with harvest under way and volume expected to peak in September and October. As a premier grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, Oppy ships the superior, clean-slicing tomatoes to Read More ...
Christopher Gerlach joins USApple as director of industry analytics
The U.S. Apple Association announced that Christopher Gerlach will join the organization as director of industry analytics. Gerlach has a wealth of experience in public policy research and economic analysis for large, mission-driven organizations. Gerlach comes to USApple from the International Council of Shopping Centers Read More ...
Raley’s names new corporate leader
Raley’s announced the promotion of Laura Croff to senior vice president, people. Croff is responsible for all aspects of Raley’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, labor relations, compensation and benefits. She will work closely with the executive committee to ensure Raley’s Read More ...
Farm Direct Supply reveals fresh new logo and website
Farm Direct Supply, a leader in the fresh asparagus supply chain, has unveiled a new logo and website. This is the first stage of an extensive rebranding initiative. This initiative coincides with the recent changes in the company’s internal structure, along with the hiring of General Manager Chris Horrell earlier this Read More ...
The change to ignite your pear category
Stemilt is looking to rename a striking red pear and the company is looking for help. “It’s almost time to harvest pears, and there’s one pear with a name that just doesn’t do its features justice,” said Brianna Shales, senior marketing manager at Stemilt. ”This pear’s flavor profile is explosive, the color is striking and Read More ...

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