Welcome to OPN Connect

From the OPN Team

Welcome to the inaugural issue of OPN Connect, the e-newsletter designed to connect all facets of the organic produce community with relevant, timely and original news and analysis. Every week we will keep you updated on the most important issues impacting organic fresh produce.

Our mission is straightforward --- to inform, educate and inspire through a comprehensive digital presence that includes in-depth and informative articles and interviews on a variety of subjects and topics relating to organic fresh produce.

The multi-billion-dollar organic fresh produce industry is fast paced and constantly evolving.  As the largest segment of the organic food business, we have designed OPN Connect to be the “go-to resource” the organic fresh produce industry needs---- and we’re obsessed with providing you insightful and inspiring information that will keep you updated on the issues and opportunities facing organic fresh produce.

In our first issue, you’ll find the first of a series of articles, interviews and analysis on GRO, the proposed federal marketing order designed to offer nationwide research and promotion for the organic sector.

Additionally, we have our first Retailer Overview, providing a glimpse into the thoughts of major retail executives on the challenges and opportunities of marketing organic fresh produce.

You’ll also meet one of our contributors, Melody Meyer, vice president of corporate social responsibility, policy and industry relations for United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI).

We hope you share our excitement and passion for organic fresh produce----and will share OPN Connect with others.