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OPN Connect Newsletter 250
Mother's Market's James Saldutti, OPS 2022 Retailer Registration, Mexico's Organic Winter Veg, Pelger on Higher Gross Profit, Market News, and More...
Retailer registration for Organic Produce Summit 2022 will open Monday, January 10, with qualified individuals from retail and direct-to-consumer buying organizations eligible for complimentary registration and accommodations. The sixth annual OPS will be held July 13-14 at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA.
James Saldutti is senior director of produce and floral for Mother’s Market & Kitchen, an 11-store natural foods retailer in Southern California. Saldutti joined OPN for a conversation about Mother’s relationships with organic growers, organic produce trends, the role of organic produce in Mother’s juice offerings, and more.
By all accounts, Mexico had an excellent fall growing season, and the outlook for organic vegetable production this winter also appears to be very favorable.
A number of produce directors I have spoken with have indicated they are being instructed to increase their gross profit as high as an additional 3 percent on their 2022 budget. This is a tremendous lift to accomplish, especially under the twin pressures of an ongoing pandemic and inflation.
1. PrimusGFS Food Safety Certification Offered by CCOF
2. Deadline Extended for Pandemic Support for Organic and Transitioning Operations
3. French Ban on Plastic Packaging for Fruit and Vegetables
4. Strong Demand on Tighter Organic Apple Crop
5. These 10 Grocery Stores Sell the Most Organic Produce