The New England Produce Council (NEPC) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) announce the retailer participants for the roundtable session. Brian Fleming (Stop & Shop Supermarket), Kevin Barry (Big Y Foods) and Mark Jewell (Hannaford Bros. Supermarket) will speak at the retailer roundtable on May 1st at the New England Organic Produce Conference being held at Gillette Stadium. “We are very excited these produce professionals are taking time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise”, states Laura Sullivan, NEPC Executive Director. Matt Seeley (OPN) and Mark DeMichaelis (Olivia’s Organics/State Garden) will co-moderate this session. A special thank you to Olivia’s Organics for sponsoring the retailer roundtable.
In addition to retailers on the panel, the following buyers have committed to attending the event: Big Y Foods, BJ’s Wholesale, Boston Organics, Bozzuto’s, Inc., C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Crosby’s Markets Inc., Donelan’s Supermarket, Hannaford Supermarket, Market Basket, RI Organics, Roche Bros., Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc., Stop & Shop and Whole Foods. “Hannaford is looking forward to the New England Organic Produce Conference in Foxborough this spring. Great set up where we can gain some education, trends and ideas around the growing segment of organics. Strong line up of speakers and presenters that will make this a must attend event. Hannaford has already committed to send their Produce Director, CM’s, a few buyers and looking to extend to its local Produce Managers,” states Mark Jewell, Category Manager of Produce and Floral, Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets.
The Council states that interested parties may register online at the NEPC website. The conference will be comprised of speakers and educational sessions. This is not a trade show and there will not be any exhibitor booths at this event. Product displays will be offered to event sponsors only.