Produce Mergers on the Rise; Organics Play Significant Role
Over the last few decades, there have been cyclical periods when supermarket mergers and acquisition dominate the news--- with economies of scale usually cited as the driving force. This year, mergers and acquisitions at the supplier level are garnering interest with that same economy of scale concept no doubt a factor. In several of these mergers, however, there has been an organic produce element, leading one to think diversification is also a motivating factor.
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Organic fresh produce is the engine of the dynamic organic category and Organic Produce Network (OPN) is the first and only resource dedicated exclusively to serving its growers, retailers, marketers, supply chain partners, and everyone else who makes it happen.
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Where retail and buying organizations from across North America will meet with organic growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic event devoted exclusively to organic fresh produce.
Launched by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) will bring organic growers, producers and processors to Monterey for two days of education, information and networking opportunities with their production supply chain and support service providers.