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Industry Voices David Sherrod, Nichole Towell, Greg Sagan, and Paul Newstead Join in Anticipation of the Approaching Southern Innovations

Industry Voices David Sherrod, Nichole Towell, Greg Sagan, and Paul Newstead Join in Anticipation of the Approaching Southern Innovations



SAVANNAH, GA - We are just days away from the 2021 Southern Innovations in the heart of southern hospitality. As the countdown clock winds down, we checked in with a few more voices from the industry on why this is an event to get geared up for. To read even more, see our previous coverage here.

David Sherrod, President, Southeast Produce Council

David Sherrod, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Produce Council“We are really excited to bring Southern Innovations to Savannah, the Hostess City of the South. This year’s conference has been reinvigorated to bring an emphasis to new innovations and technologies at the farm, in the store, on the menu, and for the planet. We are asking all exhibitors to bring their new products to the show to springboard them into the marketplace and to the consumer level. We feel the small show format will also be a positive as we navigate these challenging times. We look forward to seeing our old and new friends.”

Nichole Towell, Senior Director of Marketing and Packaging Procurement, Duda Farm Fresh Foods

Nichole Towell, Senior Director of Marketing and Packaging Procurement, Duda Farm Fresh Foods“Southern Innovations is a premier Southeast show that offers great exposure and interaction with top-tier retailers and foodservice providers. Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been involved with the Southern Innovations show since the beginning, and we’ve greatly enjoyed the quality facetime with specific product highlights that are not necessarily found at other shows.”

Southeast Produce Council and the industry is gearing up for Southern Innovations on Thursday, September 9, which is expected to have new products, fresh opportunities, and familiar faces

Greg Sagan, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Giorgio Fresh

Greg Sagan, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Giorgio Fresh“Giorgio is looking forward to Southern Innovations as we have a strong presence in the Southeast. This will be a great opportunity to showcase our new innovative items, launching under the new Giorgio’s Kitchen Brand. Our two new items that we will be showcasing include a BBQ and Sriracha flavored shredded portabella mushroom. This product is plant-based and comes ready to cook, perfect for bringing ease and variety to the kitchen. Stop by the booth to see our new packaging and get a firsthand look at the product.”

Paul Newstead, Director of Business Development, Superfresh Growers®

Paul Newstead, Director of Business Development, Superfresh Growers®“As a singular event, the Southeast Produce Council’s (SEPC) Southern Innovations is worthwhile. When you consider it’s part of a larger format designed to put retailers and growers together in meaningful ways, it makes all the more sense. For Superfresh Growers, the SEPC’s events remain as one of the best values in our industry. We consider it mandatory attendance.”


As I get ready to jet, I cannot wait to see what these next few days have in store. Stay tuned for more coverage from this year’s Southern Innovations!

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Southeast Produce Council

The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) is a member-driven, non-profit association of more than 2,500 leaders from all facets...