Peter Beaullieu, Ron McCormick, and Tim Lugar Dish on the Organic Produce Summit's Value and Benefits
MONTEREY, CA - As our July 2020 calendars already begin to fill up with the industry events, customer visits, and our own strategic goals and initiatives, there is one stand-out event that is not to be missed—The Organic Produce Summit (OPS). With 152 of North America’s finest organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors gearing up to showcase their innovative programs for the buyside of our industry, the Organic Produce Summit is becoming one of the sought after opportunities for companies to excel their organic growth. Slated for July 8-9, 2020, at the Monterey Conference Center, the event will be here before you know it. So, the time to register is now.
With time already flying, I reached out to some of our industry friends to share their insights on this amazing show hosted by the Organic Produce Network, and where they find value in what this organic platform has to offer the sector in growth and innovation.
Peter Beaullieu, Business Development Manager–Produce, Central Market Division, H-E-B
“The Organic Produce Summit is a great show because it allows retailers to focus on organic growers both large and small. Organics are a huge—and growing—part of what we do. As an industry, sales growth of organic produce was more than double that of conventional produce in 2019. We are focused on what our consumers are looking for, and the future is organic."
Ron McCormick, Senior Director Global Produce Sourcing, Walmart
“There are many great reasons to attend the OPS, but a standout is the panel and education sessions that let everyone dig deep on issues and opportunities around the increasing customer demand for organic fresh produce.”
Tim Lugar, Category Manager of Produce, Hy-Vee
“The Organic Produce Summit is one of the most educational industry summits I have attended in my career. The OPS tours are amazing, offering attendees the opportunity to experience the in-depth wisdom and passion of our industry’s organic growers. The hospitality provided makes you feel like family. The workshops also provide detailed insights into consumer trends and marketing ideas as well as eye-opening testimonials about the struggles and triumphs of growing organically. Plus, you won’t find a more beautiful place to hold an industry event than Monterey, California."
Registration is still open! Find out all you need to know here. And, stay tuned to AndNowUKnow as we bring you the industry leaders who will be ready and rarin' to go for the Organic Produce Summit 2020!