Organic Produce Summit Unveils Keynote Presentation, Retail Roundtable
SALINAS, CA - Once again, the Organic Produce Summit (OPS) is bringing an exciting array of retail experience to its Monterey, California show. This July 12-13, OPS will be bringing on Dave Corsi, Vice President Produce and Floral for Wegmans; Heather Shavey, Assistant Vice President, Global Produce for Costco; and Chad Miller, Vice President Produce Procurement for Sprouts, to its Retail Roundtable presentation. The crew will explore insights, opportunities, and challenges facing retailers in the multi-billion dollar organic fresh produce industry.
Dave Corsi, Heather Shavey, and Chad Miller, are each expected to engage OPS attendees with an overview of their respective stores approach to organic fresh produce, as well as the challenges and opportunities in marketing to consumers in the booming organic marketplace. The Roundtable will be moderated by industry maven Tonya Antle, Co-Founder of the Organic Produce Network.
“We are thrilled to have three of the most influential, prominent and progressive retail leaders in the sales of organics as part of our program,” said Susan Canales, Director of Operations for OPS. “With three different formats covering three geographical spheres, our attendees will gain insightful and useful information on how leading retailers are marketing organic fresh produce to consumers and the opportunities to drive sales into the future."
The Retail Roundtable is one of four featured keynote presentations scheduled for OPS 2017, with other confirmed presentations including an overview of organic fresh produce sales from data company Nielsen, as well as an inside look at America’s first USDA certified organic fast food restaurant chain, The Organic Coup. According to a press release, one additional keynote presentation will be announced in the coming weeks.
General registration for OPS is now open and can be accessed at www.organicproducesummit.com. OPS 2017 will again feature sold-out retailer/buyer field tours and an opening reception on July 12. July 13 will see a full slate of educational breakout sessions with keynote presentations in the morning. The event concludes with a sold-out exhibitor expo featuring over 100 growers, shippers, and processors of organic fresh produce from across North America.
Registration is limited, so attendees are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as OPS anticipates another sold-out event. See you all there!