More Voices of the Industry and Holiday Greetings from Friends and Peers
THE PRODUCE UNIVERSE - We continue to spread cheer as we look to close the distance for this close-knit industry. If you thought we could stop after our initial holiday wishes, we won't give you a lump of coal, but you really should have known better...
Caitlin Tierney, Senior Director of Innovation, Sprouts Farmers Market
“I have had a blessed whirlwind of a year and am extremely thankful for all the people who have supported me in 2021. Gifts come and go, but what really matters are the people who light up our lives all year long. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!”
Mimmo Franzone, Senior Director, Produce, Floral, and Merchandising Services, Longo's
“As our world and industry continue to change before our eyes, I would like to take this time to reflect on the past year and thank all of our partners in the fields and packing houses, our store teams working the front lines, and the industry as a whole for all the great work you do every day…Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my industry family! Be well this holiday season and looking forward to brighter days in 2022. Cheers!”
Randy Giumarra, Vice President of Sales, Giumarra Vineyards
“When I think about what’s been going on around the world the past 18 months, it makes me appreciate the blessing of good health and, furthermore, how fortunate we are to work in a business that supplies product which is vital to a healthy life. As crazy as the holiday rush can be, everything gets put into perspective when we spend time with multiple generations of family, enjoying nutritious food with some grapes—in their liquid form—and reflecting on how blessed we are each and every day. Merry Christmas and cheers to all of our hard-working friends in the produce industry!”
Steve Gill, Chief Executive Officer and Owner, Gill's Onions
“What a year! Together as an industry, we have navigated a lot the past two years, and it has not been easy. This week, we are heading into a holiday season that is immersed in a variety of traditions, and these traditions strongly revolve around agricultural production and our fresh produce supply chain. All of us play an important role in continuing to provide a safe, reliable, and nutritious food supply to our communities, country, and world. On behalf of our team here at Gill's Onions, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. Be diligent and continue to stay healthy!”
Dan’l Mackey Almy, President and Chief Executive Officer, DMA Solutions
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! After the last few years, I’m more grateful than ever to work for an industry as essential and necessary as ours. Wishing you all a healthy, happy holiday with your families and loved ones!
Matt Mandel, Vice President of Finance and Legal, SunFed
Thanksgiving has passed, but it’s never a bad time to take a moment to be thankful for the abundance we all have in our lives. We are thankful for the food we produce that helps feed North America 365 days a year. We are thankful for the hard-working people that go above and beyond to make our supply chains as robust as they are in spite of current challenges. We are thankful for our friends in the industry who are able to make this job feel a lot less like work. Most importantly, we are thankful for our health, happiness, and our families, who we do all this for on a daily basis. From all of us at SunFed, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2022!
From all of us at AndNowUKnow, may you all share in the very brightest of holidays.