Produce Business Quiz Winner: MICHAEL GREENE

Michael Greene has followed somewhat of a linear career path all his life. His journey in retail began right out of high school, when he moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, to work at the A&P back in 1986. After 12-year stints at Harris Teeter and BI-LO, he’s spent the past 13 years with Lowe’s.

Produce Business Quiz Winner: SCOTT AUSTIN

Although Scott Austin graduated from Nassau Community College with an associate’s degree in business, the produce industry was in his blood. “I grew up in this industry, as my uncle owned Key Food, and my father worked as store manager for them for 30 years, although he is now with a different company,” Austin says.

Produce Business Quiz Winner: TONY MIRACK

How Tony Mirack got into the produce industry three decades ago was purely happenstance. “My friend referred me to interview at a supermarket, where they had positions for a receiver and a produce clerk,” Mirack says. “I told them I had experience as a receiver, so I preferred that position. They called me back saying they had good and bad news; I was hired as a produce clerk rather than in receiving.”