Distribution Challenges and Opportunities to Be Examined at the NYPS

If it’s not Mother Nature throwing in a glitch here and there, there are bound to be surplus elements that cause a certain level of expected chaos regarding produce distribution. At the 3:15 p.m. educational session during the New York Produce Show on December 6th, the topic Distribution Challenges / Opportunities will be fervently addressed.

Following a presentation on the current trends affecting Terminal Market Wholesale/Distributors by Kristen Park of Cornell University, the distinguished panel of wholesaler experts will discuss some of the current challenges and opportunities. Panel members are Matthew D’Arrigo, President, D’Arrigo New York; John Vena, President, John Vena Inc.; and Carole Shandler, General Manager, Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Co. Moderating the panel is Kristen Park, Extension Associate, Dyson School of Applied Economics, Cornell University.

Retailers operate with a Plan Z in their proverbial pockets as they seek dependable produce supplies to keep the fruit and vegetable displays convenient, accessible and plentiful. In a similar position also with consumption in mind, foodservice buyers may have different timing needs but the search for inventory is always on. This presentation and evaluation of opportunities related to solving Distribution challenges is one of five dynamic industry topics being discussed during the New York Produce Show at the Industry Insights stage area.

Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, the New York Produce Show on December 6th, is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Now in its 14th year, the NYPS, hosted by the Eastern Produce Council and Produce Business, welcomes show attendees to join the various educational sessions held throughout the day.