ST. PAUL, MN — United Natural Foods Incorporated/SuperValu hosted its National Expo at the RiverCentre, here, July 30-Aug. 1, bringing in grocery retailers from across the U.S. and from 27 countries worldwide. There was a full day of education on relevant business topics and two days of special promotions and deals on the 150,000-square-foot show floor, including Monster Buys and Auction items. In addition, inspirational speaker Amy Purdy delivered the expo’s keynote address, comedian Sinbad entertained attendees, and the Master Marketer Awards ceremony celebrated the best in merchandising and marketing innovations.
Laura Miller and Ryley Weir of UNFI at the Albert’s Fresh Produce booth.
Tim Yeo of UNFI, Suellen Lindsay of Carlson Airflo Merchandising Systems and Renea Rennoldson of Naples SNS.
Denny Annen, Mac Riggan and Jay Dyer of Chelan Fresh; Carl Gatti of Cub Corporate; and Bob Norton of Mid America Marketing.
Ingrid Lozano and Mark Gagnon of Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Tim Stejskal of Dole Fresh Vegetables and Cynthia Nunes of Dole Fresh Fruit.
Mike Hughes and Ryan Gafner of the Fresh Connection.
Brian Josephs of Fresh Express.
Mark Leone, Jim Cline, Lisa Hemker and Greg Sagan Giorgio Fresh Co.
Terry Wright of Ken Corbett Farms and Grower Network.
Andy Figart and Mattie Leid of Hess Bros. Fruit Co.
Lynn Ruffell and Tyler Tucker of Wescott Agri Products/Honeybear Brands.
Dan Hasson of the Little Potato Co.
Hal Kolesar of Marco Co. displays its 2019 UNFI Vendor of the Year Award.
Richie Keirouz of Mastronardi Produce, Doug Weller of UNFI, Vanessa Longo of Mastronardi Produce and Adam Heilman of UNFI.
Matt Steinbrick of Melissa’s/World Variety Produce Inc., Jorge Feliciano of UNFI and Angel Rivera of Pueblo Inc.
Dean Martel, Steve Kressler, Kara Lund and Kyle Lind of OrganicGirl.
Chester Young and Mike Rubidoux of UNFI at Pacific Organic booth.
Jeff Cook of Pepsico Juice Sales.
Jessie Gotch of UNFI, Lonnie Perreault and Lynn Sauter of Chris’ Food Center, and Jim Bloomquist of Potandon Produce.
Andy Bjork of UNFI and Anthony Stetson of Pretty Lady Vineyards.
Pam Statz of Saco Foods.
Jim Laskowski, Nathan Nixon and Tom Spivey of Schraad & Associates.
Scott Dault and Lejda Lelcaj of Shenandoah Growers Inc.
Keith Buscemi, Gemma Petron and Ira Bernhard of Sun City Produce.
Kate Reeb of Sun Pacific Marketing.
Rick Johnston and Sergio Rodriguez of Suntreat Packing.
Tou Yang and Erin Weber of Waymouth Farms.
Cathy Bates of UNFI at Wild Harvest booth.