MONTEREY, Calif. — Fresh produce leaders from three of the nations’ most progressive retail and on-line grocery operations have been confirmed as panelists for the Retailer Roundtable at the fourth annual The Organic Produce Summit, on July 10-11 in Monterey, CA.
The Retailer Roundtable will feature panelists Don Barnett, Chief Operating Officer for Sun Basket; Greg Corrigan, Senior Director of Produce and Floral for Raley’s; and Vic Savanello, Vice President of Produce for The Fresh Market. Tonya Antle, Co-founder of the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will serve as moderator for the Retailer Roundtable, one of the most anticipated events at OPS 2019.
Featuring candid commentary and thought-provoking discussion, the Retailer Roundtable will highlight how each retailer incorporates organic fresh produce in their operations, as well as their analysis on the challenges, opportunities and future of the multi-billion-dollar organic fresh produce industry.
“While the grocery industry continues to evolve to meet the growing needs of consumers, we are excited for OPS attendees to hear from three prominent and progressive leaders offering organic fresh produce to consumers across the nation, “ said Susan Canales, President of the Organic Produce Summit. “The Retailer Roundtable will dive into organic produce category strategies, product mix and how technology is changing the game. This promises to be an insightful and informative panel discussion from leaders of major East and West coast retailers and the leading on-line organic retailer exclusively focused on organic fresh produce and ingredients.”
The announcement of the Retailer Roundtable is part of an extensive educational program at OPS 2019. In addition, two keynote presentations featuring organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien and award-winning chef and author Dan Barber, as well as a series of six educational sessions focusing on a variety of topics and subject matter related to the multi-billion dollar organic fresh produce industry are on tap for OPS attendees.
Other educational sessions at OPS 2019 will include:
- Organic Sales Analysis and the Organic Consumer
- What Lies Ahead for Wholesalers of Organic Produce?
- Tackling Food Waste— Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line
- The Future of Organic Meals at Retail
- International Insights and Trends on Organic Produce
- International Organic Produce Supply
OPS 2019 also includes a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers; a gala opening night reception and a trade show featuring 148 producers and processors of organic fresh produce from across North America and the globe.
Register to attend OPS 2019 by visiting www.organicproducesummit.com.
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