Awards

2022 Produce Business Marketing Excellence Awards Posted in: Awards, Marketing Excellence - Turn Your Marketing Into An Award Winning Experience Right now, and on through June 10, 2022, we’re taking entries for the 34th Annual Marketing Excellence Awards Program, presented by PRODUCE BUSINESS. The awards recognize excellence in marketing in each of six categories: retailers, foodservice, wholesalers, shippers, commodity organizations and allied service/product providers. Print, broadcast and… ... Read More
The 2021 Fifth Annual PRODUCE BUSINESS Innovation Award Winners Posted in: Awards, Cover Stories, Innovation - From new twists on leafy greens and carrots to the latest innovations in peppers and salad kits, the Fifth Annual PRODUCE BUSINESS Innovation Award winners did not disappoint as they aimed to inspire consumers to eat more produce. With a focus on Product, Packaging and Process, PRODUCE BUSINESS presents the… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: ROGER PEPPERL Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Roger Pepperl of Stemilt Growers Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. ROGER PEPPERLMarketing Director (retired)Stemilt Growers In an era of American consumerism ruled by… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: MARC OSHIMA Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Marc Oshima of AeroFarms Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Marc OshimaCo-founderAeroFarms When he launched Newark, NJ-based AeroFarms with partners David Rosenberg and Ed… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: MICHAEL MUZYK Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Michael Muzyk of Baldor Specialty Foods Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Michael MuzykPresidentBaldor Specialty Foods With a work ethic second to none, Michael… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: J. SCHWANKE Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is J. Schwanke of Ubloom.com. Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. J. SchwankeFlower ExpertUbloom.com Reaching more than 96 million households with his television show, this… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: ALVARO LUQUE Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Alvaro Luque of Avocados from Mexico. Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. Alvaro LuquePresident/CEOAvocados from Mexico A brilliant marketer and out-of-the-box thinker, Alvaro Luque,… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: TONYA ANTLE Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Tonya Antle of Organic Produce Network. Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. Tonya AntleCo-Founder and CEOOrganic Produce Network The broadcasting industry’s loss is the… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: RICK ANTLE Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Rick Antle of Tanimura & Antle. Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. RICK ANTLE(1956-2018)Founder/CEOTanimura & Antle Leader. Larger than life. Legend. These are a… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: MILES REITER Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Miles Reiter of Driscoll’s. Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. Miles ReiterDriscoll’s Deep in his DNA, as a fourth-generation grower and son of one… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: DAVID MARGULEAS Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is David Marguleas of Sun World International. Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. David MarguleasSun World International Sun World has at its helm David Marguleas,… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: BOB BACKOVICH Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Bob Backovich of Safeway Stores. Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. Bob Backovich(1931-2008)Vice President of Produce and FloralSafeway Stores Bob Backovich was big in… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: TIM VAUX Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Tim Vaux of DuPont Company Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. Tim VauxDuPont Company Tim Vaux will forever be known as the father of… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: CARL FIELDS Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Carl Fields of Monterey Mushrooms. Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. Carl Fields(1951-2004)Monterey Mushrooms By Don Harris, former VP of Produce at Safeway and… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: BRYAN SILBERMANN Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Bryan Silberman of the Produce Marketing Association. Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Bryan SilbermanProduce Marketing Association Taking his mentor Bob Carey’s lead, Silbermann… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: BRUCE PETERSON Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Bruce Peterson of Walmart / Peterson Insights. Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Bruce PetersonWalmart / Peterson Insights It’s not easy to overstate the… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: BOB DiPIAZZA Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Bob DiPiazza of Dominicks / Sam’s Club / Sun Pacific / DiPiazza Consulting Services Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Bob DiPiazzaDominicks / Sam’s… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: DICK SPEZZANO Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Dick Spezzano of The Vons Companies / Spezzano Consulting Services. Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Dick SpezzanoThe Vons Companies/ Spezzano Consulting Services “Dick… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: BOB CAREY Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Bob Carey of the Produce Marketing Association. Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. BOB CAREYProduce Marketing Association Leading the Produce Marketing Association from 1958… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: JIM LEMKE Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Jim Lemke of CH Robinson Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Jim LemkePresident (retired)CH Robinson Jim Lemke, a visionary at the pulse of innovative… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: DOUG GRANT Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Doug Grant of The Oppenheimer Group Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. DOUG GRANTExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (retired)The Oppenheimer Group Doug Grant is… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Matthew D’Arrigo Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Matthew D’Arrigo of D’Arrigo New York Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Matthew D’ArrigoChief Executive OfficerD’Arrigo New York Matthew D’Arrigo grew up under the… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Karen Caplan Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Karen Caplan of Frieda’s Specialty Produce Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Karen CaplanPresident/CEOFrieda’s Specialty Produce Karen Caplan says she didn’t understand how unique… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Joe Pezzini Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Joe Pezzini, Ocean Mist Farms Joe PezziniOcean Mist Farms Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Joe Pezzini, president and chief executive of Castroville, CA-based… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Jay Pack Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Jay Pack, Standard Fruit & Vegetable/The Pack Family Foundation Jay PackStandard Fruit & Vegetable/The Pack Family Foundation Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Jay… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Lisa Cork Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Lisa Cork, Fresh Produce Marketing Ltd. Lisa CorkFresh Produce Marketing Ltd. Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Award-winning strategist Lisa Cork is American born,… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: John McAleavey Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is John McAleavey, Eastern Produce Council. (1934-2015)Eastern Produce Council There are matchmakers, and then there are match-mentors. John McAleavey, who served as executive director of the Eastern Produce Council… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: WILLIAM WATSON Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - The Fresh Approach Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is William Watson, The Fresh Approach. Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business.William Watson changed the landscape for U.S. commodity research and promotion… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: RICH DACHMAN Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Brighter Bites(Former vice president of produce for Sysco) Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Rich Dachman, Brighter Bites. Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. Back when he was still earning… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: TERRY VORHEES Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - (1950–2014)Southeast Produce Council Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Terry Vorhees, Southeast Produce Council. Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. If it hadn’t been for Terry Vorhees, there might not… ... Read More
40-under-Forty CLASS OF 2021 — RISING STARS OF THE INDUSTRY Posted in: 40 Under 40, Awards, Cover Stories - Winners of our annual 40-Under-Forty awards program should be truly honored because they were chosen by their fellow industry mentors. PRODUCE BUSINESS conducted an extensive, widespread search to elicit nominations for top young leaders. The search involved communication with thousands of industry executives along the entire supply chain. This year’s… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Lynda Resnick Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Lynda Resnick, The Wonderful Company. Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. Lynda Resnick is truly an exceptional person, who has melded her phenomenal business… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: ED McLAUGHLIN Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Ed McLaughlin, Cornell University. Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. What sets Professor Ed McLaughlin apart from his academic peers has been his ability… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: JACK PANDOL Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Jack Pandol, Pandol Bros. Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. Jack Pandol lived a remarkable life filled with a determination to innovate and advance… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Reggie Griffin Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Reggie Griffin, The Kroger Company (retired)Reggie Griffin Strategies, LLC. Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. From produce clerk to corporate vice president of produce… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Frieda Caplan Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Frieda Caplan of Frieda’s Specialty Inc.1923—2020. Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. Feisty, ingenious, and trailblazing, Frieda Caplan broke glass ceilings and raised the… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Steve Barnard Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Steve Barnard of Mission Produce. Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. Two important lessons have paved the professional life of Steve Barnard, president and… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years—Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Tom Stenzel Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month’s featured Vanguard is Tom Stenzel of United Fresh Produce Association Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Produce Business. Tom StenzelUnited Fresh Produce Association As president/CEO of United Fresh since… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years—Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Joe Procacci Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Joe Procacci of Procacci Brothers Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Produce Business. Joe ProcacciProcacci Brothers(1927–2017) Though from unassuming beginnings, Joseph G. Procacci (Joe) became one… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Bruce Taylor Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. Bruce TaylorTaylor Farms Bruce Taylor didn’t intend to enter the produce industry, never… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Barney McClure Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Barney McClure of McClure and Tjerandsen Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. BARNEY McCLUREMcClure and Tjerandsen(1920–1996) Protein and produce are two products for which… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Drew & Myra Goodman Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Drew & Myra Goodman of Earthbound Farm Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. MYRA & DREW GOODMANEARTHBOUND FARM Take two 20-somethings from New York… ... Read More
Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: Steve Gallucci Posted in: Awards, Vanguards - Over the course of the year, we pay tribute to 35 living Vanguards and 12 departed heroes. This month's featured Vanguard is Steve Gallucci of Wegman’s Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. Steve Gallucci Wegmans Food Markets(1941–1999) “Steve Gallucci’s impact on our industry at retail was… ... Read More
The staff of Food Solutions and its Nutribits division accepted the award at its Mexico office. The 2020 Produce Business Innovation Awards Winners Posted in: Awards, Cover Stories, Innovation - Food Solutions Food Solutions SA de CV, based in Monterrey, Mexico, is this year’s recipient of the Joe Nucci Award for Innovation. The company’s Solem Coconut Meat garnered the most votes cast by the industry after it was announced as one of the 10 finalists in the PRODUCE BUSINESS Fourth… ... Read More
The 2020 Produce Business Innovation Awards Nominees Posted in: Awards, Cover Stories, Innovation - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. There’s Treasure In Every Innovation With the focus on innovations in Product, Packaging and Process, PRODUCE BUSINESS presents 10 top-scoring entrants to this year’s competition and leaves it up to the industry to decide which item merits the Annual Joe… ... Read More
The Class of 2020: 40-Under-Forty Posted in: 40 Under 40, Awards, Cover Stories - RISING STARS OF THE INDUSTRY Winners of the Produce Business annual 40-Under-Forty awards program should be truly honored because they were chosen by their fellow industry mentors. Our team conducted an extensive, widespread search to elicit nominations for top young leaders. The search involved communication with thousands of industry executives… ... Read More
2021 Produce Business Marketing Excellence Awards Posted in: Awards, Marketing Excellence - Turn Your Marketing Into An Award Winning Experience Right now, and on through June 21, 2021, we’re taking entries for the 33rd Annual Marketing Excellence Awards Program, presented by PRODUCE BUSINESS. The awards recognize excellence in marketing in each of six categories: retailers, foodservice, wholesalers, shippers, commodity organizations and allied service/product providers. Print, broadcast and… ... Read More
Produce Business Names Winners Of 2019 Marketing Excellence Awards Posted in: Awards, Marketing Excellence - Successful marketing can mean the difference between standing out and just being a placeholder — delivering a healthy bottom line or misfiring and burning through that bottom line — earning the trust of customers or losing out to the competition. We’ve all experienced marketing that gets our attention — sometimes… ... Read More
Class of 2019: 40-Under-Forty Awards Posted in: 40 Under 40, Awards - Honoring the best and brightest young leaders in the produce industry. Winners of our annual 40-Under-Forty awards program should be truly honored because they were chosen by their fellow industry mentors. Produce Business conducted an extensive, widespread search to elicit nominations for top young leaders. The search involved communication with… ... Read More
FRUIT LOGISTICA INNOVATION AWARDS Posted in: Awards - Originally printed in the March 2019 issue of Produce Business. The 2019 Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards (FLIA) were presented in February in Berlin for outstanding innovation in the fresh produce sector. Innovations included products, services and technical innovations. The competition was organised by Messe Berlin and Fruchthandel Magazine and was… ... Read More