United Fresh is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The organization says this program recognizes 25 outstanding retail produce managers for their innovative merchandising, produce-related community outreach, increased store sales and recognition among company peers.
According to United Fresh, the Retail Produce Manager Awards Program, sponsored by Dole Food Company, Inc. and now in its 16th year, pays special recognition to produce managers on the front line in supermarkets working every day to increase sales and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“This is Dole’s sixth year as title sponsor of the United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards, and we could not be more proud to be a part of this important recognition program,” shared Johan Linden, CEO of Dole Food Company. “These men and women do so much to promote the increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and this program gives us a platform to express our sincere thanks on behalf of our company and our industry.”
25 award winners, along with their corporate produce directors, will receive complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations and registration to United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo, taking place June 16-19 in San Diego, CA.
“The ability to creatively merchandise product, interact with customers, and oversee the growth of not only the department’s offerings, but also the people within the department, is paramount,” noted Jeff Cady, Director of Produce & Floral, Tops Friendly Markets and Chairman of the United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board. “Fresh produce is a vital part of our day-to-day business and being able to manage it successfully is invaluable and truly appreciated throughout the industry.”
For more information about the program, including selection criteria and a list of past winners visit www.unitedfresh.org, or contact Spencer Crawford, United Fresh’s Manager of Industry Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-303-3415.