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OPN Connect Newsletter 329 · July 20, 2023

Seen and Heard at OPS 2023—Part 1


Last week, 1,800 OPS attendees gathered together in Monterey, California, to celebrate the organic fresh produce industry. From engaging retailer tours and informative educational sessions to inspiring keynote presentations and a trade show exhibition featuring 170 organic produce growers, shippers, and processors, OPS 2023 had something for everyone.

Packed trade show floor at OPS 2023

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Colby Pereira speaking at the Braga field tour

Keynote speaker Ryan Begin, CEO of Divert

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“The show has had a great turnout, and it’s always nice to see familiar faces and make connections with new vendors. We look to expand our organic assortment, and this show gives us a great opportunity to do so.” - Katie Gagnon, Grocery Outlet

"CEA—Where Do We Grow from Here?" ed session panel

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OPS 2023 attendees from Veritable Vegetable enjoying the opening reception

Mike Peters with Oliver's Market at the Covilli booth

Hiwassee February 2024

Retailers attending the Taylor Farms/Earthbound Farm field tour

“OPS is one of the best shows to actually get things done.” - Chester Young, UNFI

"Change is Coming: Getting Fresh Produce Ready for the New Organic Enforcement Rule" ed session panel

The opening reception kicked off the start to this year's record-breaking OPS

"Retailer Roundtable: What Lies Ahead for Fresh Produce and Grocery Marketing" keynote panel

OPS Retailer Reg leaderboard

“OPS is a great opportunity to bring growers and retailers together to continue to push each other to find new ideas and new trends that will set us apart.” - Robby Cruz

Olivia Ortiz and Randy Cowger of Loblaws talking with Hollie Johnson of Offshoot Brands

"The Shifting Organic Assortment at Retail" ed session panel

Berry tasting at the Driscoll's field tour

"Powered by Plants: How World-Class Athletes Are Changing the Way We Eat" ed session panel

"OPS provided a great opportunity for us to showcase our marketing tools, the brand, and the people behind it. The show provided us plenty of face-to-face time with existing and future retail partners. It was a great couple of days in Monterey, and I will definitely mark it in the calendar for 2024!" - Cecilia Flores Paez, Envy Apple

OPS attendees were excited to see each other again

The Value of Sustainability Compliance ed session panel

Nothing but smiles between the Mucci team and Amazon's Charchil Shah at the OPS opening reception

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