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Michael Castagnetto
President, Robinson Fresh
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Sysco Corporation

TAGS: Castagnetto, Robinson Fresh, C.H. Robinson, tropicals, Garven, melons, New York Produce Show, packaging, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Under Michael Castagnetto’s Leadership, Robinson Fresh Launches Its Own Brand C.H. Robinson launched its Robinson Fresh unit at The London Produce Show and Conference back in 2014, so we can really say we were there at the beginning. Now, Robinson Fresh is adding a namesake brand to its corporate identity. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 1/19/2021

Renato Acuña Delcore
President of
Dole Fresh Fruit International
San Jose, Costa Rica

TAGS: Delcore, Dole Fresh Fruit International, bananas, hurricanes, Honduras, fusarium wilt TR4, Central America, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Dole’s Renato Acuña Delcore Speaks Out On Impact Of Hurricanes In Latin America On Banana Industry Sometimes buyers forget that in this industry there are no factories. We are dealing with live plants, real weather events and much more. Recently Central America, the heart of the banana industry for North America, has suffered severe damage from hurricanes. What does this mean for the banana industry? We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 1/19/2021

Ted Taylor
Head of New Ventures &Business Development
Taylor Farms
Salinas, California

TAGS: Taylor, Taylor Farms, New York Produce Show and Conference, lettuce, broccoli, spinach, pandemic, foodservice, organic, Salinas, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

New York Produce Show Discussions: Up-and-comer Ted Taylor Of Taylor Farms Sees Optimism In Produce After Pandemic A highlight of the recently completed virtual edition of  The New York Produce Show and Conference was an all-star collection of industry insight. Here we share a conversation with Ted Taylor, Head of New Ventures & Business Development at Taylor Farms. We appreciate the willingness of Taylor Farms to help advance the industry by sharing Ted’s experience and insight. 1/19/2021

Juliet Olivarria
Vice President, Produce
Sysco Corporation

TAGS: Olivarria, New York Produce Show and Conference, Sysco, pack sizes, foodservice, pandemic, Salinas, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

New York Produce Show Discussions: Sysco’s Juliet Olivarria Comes Through A Pandemic With Grace And Sees Strength In A New Future At the virtual edition of The New York Produce Show and Conference this past December we had an all-star collection of industry luminaries who were willing to share their knowledge and experience with the broader industry. We were fortunate that Juliet Olivarria, Vice President, Produce at Sysco, was willing and able to share the incredible experience. 1/10/2021

Gary Marshall
Covent Garden Tenants Association
Managing Director
Bevington Salads

David Frankish
Chairman of CGT

Jason Tanner
Deputy Chairman of CGT

Amanda Cane
P&I Fruits

TAGS: Marshall, Frankish, Tanner, Cane, Covent Garden Tenants Association, P&I Fruits, terminal market, New Covent Garden Market, Blue Apron, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

The Terminal Market Endures and Prevails: London’s New Covent Garden Market Achieves Historic Resolution After a lengthy dispute that resulted in legal action, the Covent Garden Tenants Association (CGTA) and the Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA) have agreed to a set of proposed amendments to the original £200m redevelopment plan unveiled in 2018.  1/10/2021
Gina Garven
Vice President of Commercial Development and Analytics
C.H. Robinson
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

TAGS: Garven, C.H. Robinson, retail, online, foodservice, research, pandemic, omnichannel, Carol Bareuther, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

CH Robinson’s Gina Garven Talks Trends In Supplying Fresh Produce At Retail For The New Year To help retailers and suppliers successfully navigate these changes and the unprecedented demand they represent, Carol Bareuther, RD, contributing editor with the Pundit’s sister publication, PRODUCE BUSINESS, talked with Gina Garven, Eden Prairie, MN-based C.H. Robinson’s vice president of commercial development and analytics. 1/10/2021
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