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OPS Announces Retailer Roundtable Panelists

OPS Announces Retailer Roundtable Panelists



MONTEREY, CA - It’s time to put organics front-and-center as the produce sales-driving star that it is. That’s why the industry is so excited for the fourth annual The Organic Produce Summit, July 10-11 in Monterey, CA. While there is much to look forward to, one of the standouts is the Retailer Roundtable that will consist of fresh produce leaders from three of the country’s most progressive retail and online grocery operations.

Susan Canales, President, OPS“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 online organic retailer exclusively focused on organic fresh produce and ingredients.”

Tonya Antle, Co-Founder of the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will act as moderator for the Retailer Roundtable that will include 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.

(L to R:) Tonya Antle, Co-Founder of the Organic Produce Network; 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

The roundtable will include candid commentary and thought-provoking discussion, as well as a focus on how each retailer incorporates organic fresh produce in their operations, along with their analysis on the current challenges, opportunities, and future of the multi-billion-dollar organic fresh produce industry.

The Retailer Roundtable is just one part of the extensive education program at OPS 2019. The summit will also feature two keynote presentations with award-winning chef and author Dan Barber, and organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien. There will also be a series of six educational sessions that will focus on a number of topics and subject matter related to the organic fresh produce industry.

Dan Barber (left), and Robyn O'Brien (right), 2019 OPS Keynote Speakers

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

And that’s not all—a gala opening night reception, a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers, and a trade show featuring 148 organic fresh produce producers and processors from across the country and the globe.

Registration for OPS 2019 is currently underway at the event's website here.

Organic Produce Summit 2019



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