Organic Produce Summit 2017 Educational Sessions & Keynote Speakers Photo Recap


Breakout Session One: Excellence in Organic Produce Merchandising

  • Moderator: Kevin Coupe, Morning News Beat
  • Michael Schutt, Raley's
  • Jeff Fairchild, New Seasons
  • Eric Beelitz, Wakefern

Ocean Mist

Decas Cranberry

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Breakout Session Two: Forbes Ag Tech: Robotics and Automation in Organic Produce

  • Moderator: Paul Noglows, Forbes AgTech Summit
  • Dan Harburg, Soft Robotics Inc. 
  • Nathan Dorn, Food Origins

Organic Ag Products

Breakout Session Three: Deep Dive: A Look at Trends in Organics

  • Moderator: Kevin Coupe, Morning News Beat
  • Jordan Rost, Nielsen
  • Gina Garven, Robinson Fresh

EcoFarm - media trade

Breakout Session Four: Bioponics: Organic or Not? 

  • Moderator: Tim Linden, The Produce News
  • Jessie Gunn, Wholesum Harvest
  • Ed Horton, Urban Produce
  • Tom Beddard, Lady Moon Farms
AMF Farms / Bay Baby Produce

Keynote Address One:

Organic Produce at Every Table: Bringing Consumers What They Want and Need, Ashley Koff, RD

Keynote Address Two:

Retailer Round Table: Opportunities and Challenges Marketing Organics to Consumers

  • Dave Corsi, VP Produce and Floral, Wegmans
  • Heather Shavey, AVP Global Produce, Costco Wholesale
  • Chad Miller, VP Produce Procurement, Sprouts

 

Keynote Address Three:

The Organic Coup: America's First USDA Certified Organic Fast Food

  • Erica Welton, Co-founder
  • Dennis Hoover, Co-founder

Keynote Address Four: 

A Model Built for Fresh, Dave McInerney, Co-founder, FreshDirect

Organic Produce Summit 2017 Exhibit Floor & Tradeshow Photo Recap

Organic Produce Summit 2017 Exhibit Floor & Tradeshow Photo Recap


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In Their Words: Heather Shavey

In Their Words: Heather Shavey


OPN Connect interview with Heather Shavey, Assistant VP General Merchandising Manager, Fresh Produce & Floral - Costco Wholesale, during the 2017 Organic Produce Summit. 

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Notable Quotes from the Show Floor

Notable Quotes from the Show Floor


The second annual Organic Produce Summit was sold out again this year with 900 eager attendees and exhibitors. The Hyatt Regency show floor was literally buzzing as nearly 200 retailers connected with organic suppliers from across the globe.

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Decas Cranberry
Organic Grower Summit 2018
EcoFarm - media trade
AMF Farms / Bay Baby Produce