MASHANTUCKET, CT — Bozzuto's Inc. held its 2018 Merchandising Marketplace Sept. 11-12 at the Fox Tower at Foxwoods, here. Fresh produce was an important part of the show, and produce companies from all over the United States showcased a wide variety of items at their booths.
Headquartered in Cheshire, CT, Bozzuto's Inc. is a total service wholesale distributor of food and household products to retailers in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Established in 1945, the company is headed by Michael A. Bozzuto, who is chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Joe Schneider of King Kullen Grocery Co. Inc., who was named director of produce and floral in late June, with Dominick Petrocelli of Bozzuto's Inc.
Laurie Genovese of M. D'Ottavio Produce with sweet potatoes.
Chris Hill of Dole Fresh Vegetables with Randy Levine of Bozzuto's Inc.
Camille Crawford of Freshline Produce with sweet potato chunks.
Annie Finstein of Organicgirl.
George Venuti of Del Monte Fresh.
Steve Appell of Veg-Pro International.
Michael A. Bozzuto, chairman, president and CEO of Bozzuto's Inc., with Eileen Oliver, Linda Spry and Lou Bianco of Coast to Coast Produce.
Kevin Keough and Ken Reagan of State Garden/Olivia's Organics.
Pat Steider (center) of Summeripe with Scott Marino and Randy Levine of Bozzuto's Inc.
Mike Robichaud of Bozzuto's Inc. with Mike Ierardi of Sunkist Growers.
David Haller of Premier Citrus.
Dan McAllister of Bozzuto's Inc. with Tim Harrington of Stemilt Growers.
Doug Stewart of Giorgio Fresh with Portabella jerky, a new item at the company.
Glen Reynolds of Potandon Produce, Jill Mazer of Earthbound Farm, Jim Regan of RDD Associates and Bob McGowan of Northeast Produce Sales.
Jim Provost of I Love Produce.
Greg Veneziano of Bozzuto's Inc. with Kim Milano and Frank Milano of Kobacker's Market.
Nate Knutson of Tasteful Selection with Marc Cervini of Mamamia Produce.
Steven Gray and Cheryl Gray of Sunlight International.
Gwen Jackimek of Mission Produce with bagged organic avocados.
Greg Veneziano of Bozzuto's Inc. with Pat Ferrara of Hudson River Fruit Distributors.