Organic Produce Summit 2017 Exhibit Floor & Tradeshow Photo Recap

Erica Welton, Co-founder The Organic Coup and Ken Romanzi, President Fresh Foods, White Wave Foods

Ocean Mist

Audra Pura, Earthbound Farm, and Erica Renaud, Vitalis Organic Seeds

Jeff Hansen and Neil Merritt of Bard Valley Date Growers with Demetrius White from Costco

Organics Unlimited

Steve Jarzombek of Mariano’s on the show floor

Organic Produce Network (OPN)

Ray Ortega with Braga Fresh Family Farms and Steve Locke of Topco Associates, LLC

Mike O’Brien, Monterey Mushrooms with Matt Carroll of BJs Wholesale Market

Erin Rhykos of Kroger

Samantha Wallace and Gary Kosofsky of BJs Wholesale Club

Amy McClellan, Martins Supermarket, (center) with Gary Dillon, Caito Foods (left) and Brian Fisher, Wawona Packing (right)

 Billie Rae Stansiak, Southeastern Grocers, with Gilbert Hinojosa of Beachside Produce

Dave McInerney, Co-founder of FreshDirect, visiting the Oneonta Starr Ranch booth

Scott Streeper of Roundy’s Supermarket with Joe Pezzini, Ocean Mist

Aaron Pickens of Farm Fresh to You (center) with Chase Vau of Capay Organics

Nicholas Christopher of Berkeley Bowl Marketplace (center) on the show floor

Mark Munger of 4Earth Farms with Justin Hill, Gelson’s

Rick Steigerwald of Lund and Byerly’s with Steve Trede of Driscoll’s

 Richie Morgan from North State Grocery visiting exhibitor 


Greg Corrigan and Michael Schutt from Raley’s 

Ariane Michas of Blue Apron taking show floor notes

Organic Innovations showcase

Organic Innovations showcase

Organic Innovations showcase

Organic Innovations Showcase Winner: Back to the Roots

Larry Heigaard (center) and the Metropolitan Market team

Michael Ito and Davis Mochizuki of Albertson’s with Dan Crowley of Well-Pict Berries

Ed Puhlman of Schnucks Market at Taylor Farms Booth

Bill Duesenberg of Aldi’s with Paul Mastronardi, Mastronardi Produce

Kris Sechler and Anthony Chanka of Ahold with Kim Felton of Pacific International Marketing

Keith Neal of Costco with John Anspach of Sunview Marketing

Mike Wellnitz of Costco meeting at the Giumarra booth

Scott Tyo of Tops Markets sampling on the show floor

Andrew Barnett of Natural Grocers (left) and Joe DelColetti of Alberts Organics

Brittany Mancini of Green Chef and Chester Young of Alberts Organics


Organic Produce Summit 2017 Educational Sessions & Keynote Speakers Photo Recap

Organic Produce Summit 2017 Educational Sessions & Keynote Speakers 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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