The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its February membership luncheon meeting Feb. 22 at the Castlewood Country Club in Northern California. United Fresh Produce Association President Tom Stenzel discussed how “disruption” from politics to government regulations to the supply chain to the consumer is quickly changing the dynamics of the fresh produce industry.
Sarah Burns of Earthbound Farm, Brian Wilder of Renaissance Food Group, Ernie Peraza of House Foods and Kelsey Cardamone of Renaissance Food Group.
Dan Goforth and Terence Billingsley of Mann Packing Co. Inc.
Carolyn Rivara and Darlene Ratto of Van Groningen & Sons
Dave Haubert of FreshSource and Michael Poore of Grocery Outlet.
Rick Klontz and Kristine Gatlin of Litehouse Foods flank Robert Thompson of FreshSource.
Alberto Navarro of CDS Distributing with Paul Newstead of Domex Super Fresh.
Ben Lopez and Katie Flaherty of CDS Distributing.
Catherine Gipe-Stewart of Domex Superfresh with Michael Poore of Grocery Outlet.
Don Krekorian of Growers Express with Jon Holder of Grocery Outlet.
Rachelle Schulken of Renaissance Food Group with Brittany Badalamenti of Bare Snacks.
Scot Olson of Grocery Outlet and Brian Cook of Pete’s Living Greens with Tom Stenzel and Jeff Oberman of United Fresh Produce Association.
Kelle Harris of Giumarra Cos. with Menuka Shrestha and Karen Brux of Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Tommy Renda of Safeway with Jeff Kyer of Interlink, a division of Advantage Fresh.
Diana McClean of Ocean Mist with Doug Meyer of West Pak Avocado Inc.
Dave Cruz and Connie Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission with Jenny Lee and Daniel Bell of Grocery Outlet and Joe Nava and Bob Collier of Calavo Growers.
Bob Colcord and Kelly Ireland of Delta Trak Inc.
Connies Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission with Doug Meyer and Susie Rea of West Pak Avocado Inc.
Garrett Nishimoro and Megan Stallings of San Miguel Produce with Joe Nava of Calavo Growers.
Eddie Kapper of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market with Dave Howald of the Pear Bureau Northwest.
Michelle Ziegler (second from right) of Pactiv with Dessi Gnann, Vanessa Lawrence and Ross Bonn of Bunzl Ag Group/Cool Pak.