Stemilt Names Sarah Burns as West Coast Merchandising Manager; Brianna Shales Comments

Stemilt Names Sarah Burns as West Coast Merchandising Manager; Brianna Shales Comments

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WENATCHEE, WA - It’s onward and upward for produce vet Sarah Burns! In a recent announcement from Stemilt, the grower announced that it has named Burns as its new West Coast Merchandising Manager. She will be building relationships with customers, planning and executing promotions, analyzing retail data and trends, and representing Stemilt at industry events.

Sarah Burns, West Coast Merchandising Manager, Stemilt“I am passionate about building relationships. It’s one of my favorite things about working in the produce industry, relationships are important for growth,” says Burns. “I’m excited to represent a company that grows and ships fruit that I as a consumer enjoy. I look forward to growing my knowledge of the fruit industry, and working for a company that is continuing to grow the organic category, which I’m passionate about.”

Burns came to Stemilt following her four-year tenure at FreshSource and 13 years working in sales at Earthbound Farm. According to a press release, she has had the opportunity to work alongside more than 30 brands including Taylor Farms, T. Marzetti, Sumo Citrus, Ocean Mist® Farms, Humm Kombucha, and more.

Stemilt named produce vet Sarah Burns as its new West Coast Merchandising Manager

The new Stemilt Manager has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Azusa Pacific University in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Marketing. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, taking her dog for walks, trying new restaurants, and baking cookies and her own sourdough bread.

Brianna Shales, Marketing Director, Stemilt“We’re thrilled to grow our field merchandising team and welcome Sarah to the Stemilter family,” says Brianna Shales, Marketing Director. “Her produce experience and people skills will be great strengths for Stemilt as we grow our footprint of organics, club varieties, and more in the future.”

Cheers to this new beginning!


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