On September 28, more than 200 members of the Fresh Produce & Floral Council came together for a luncheon meeting in Pleasanton, CA, at the Castlewood Country Club. Featured speaker Kevin Coupe of the MorningNewsBeat.com discussed trends in the retail sector including the recent implementation of Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods. The Southern California-based FPFC holds two membership luncheons each year in Northern California. The next one will be in February of 2018.
Charles Blazer, Dan McGrath and Brett Johnson of Robinson Fresh.
Daniel Bell, Christine Hudson and Jenny Lee of Grocery Outlet.
Brady Matoian of O.K. Produce (second from right) with Sarah Burns, Kevin Triska and Dave Moore of Earthbound Farms.
Dave Howald of Pear Bureau Northwest, Rodney D’Acquisto of CDS Distributing and Ed Odron of Madden & Associates.
Dave Howald of Pear Bureau Northwest with Jan Garrett of CDS Distributing.
Leah Groves of Fresno State University, Daniel Bell of Grocery Outlet, Courtney Carlton of Fresno State University and Kellee Harris of Giumarra.
Doug Hoover and Amy Grolnick of IFCO.
Susan Noritake of Zespri with Sean Villa, Paul Villa and Ken Ewalt of Great West Produce.
Bruce Laird of Marie’s, Dan Addiego and Melinda DeLeon of Edge Sales & Marketing and Terrence Billingsley of Mann Packing.
Gina Backovich of General Produce and Dave Haubert of FreshShource.
Ken Silveira of Mastronardi Produce with Liz Smart and Greg Welch of Robinson Fresh.
Hollie Johnson and Chris Horrell of Love Beets with Brian Silvas of Bland Farms.
Cathy Barsotti of Barsotti Juice, Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing and Mark Soots of Barsotti Juice.
Scot Olson of Grocery Outlet, Lisa Davis of Tessemae’s and Michael Schutt of Raley’s.
Rachel Webb and Jon Perez of Impact Group flank Jason Perez of Rhythm Super Foods.
Marc Bargagliotti of Food-4-Less with Joel Adams of Wonderful Sales.
Derrell Kelso, Jason Ottolini, Laura Serrano and Garrison Rajkovich of Farmington Fresh.
Jess Lopez of T&A, Myisha Nathaniel of Raley’s, Ernie Peroza of House Foods, Nannette Andersen of FreshSource, and Brian Winkler and Mason Crum of Renaissance Food Group.
Lee Diaz of Caliber with Jennifer Mencarini of Interlink Marketing Group.
Betty Topping and Ursula See of Evolution Fresh flank Mark Soots of Barsotti Juice.
Catherine Gipe-Stewart and Max McGuire of Domes Superfresh Growers.
Ryan Fukuda of Avocados from Mexico with Terrence Billingsley of Mann Packing.
Connie Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission and FPFC Board Chairwoman.
Emcee Daniel Bell of Grocery Outlet.
Keynote Speaker Kevin Coupe of MorningNewsBeat.com.