Frieda's Specialty Produce Partners with Retailers, Celebrates Love Your Produce Manager® Day

Tue. April 25th, 2017 - by Eva Roethler

LOS ALAMITOS, CA – Produce professionals and organizations throughout the country joined Frieda’s Specialty Produce in celebrating Love Your Produce Manager® Day this month.

Karen Caplan, President and CEO, Frieda's Specialty Produce“We’re ecstatic about all the produce professionals engaging with Love Your Produce Manager Day this year,” said Karen Caplan, President and CEO. “Retail dietitians and produce staff themselves are involved in the celebration, not just the organizations. And that shows the awesome culture and passion of those people, companies, and our industry as a whole.”

The event, honoring hardworking men and women in supermarket produce departments across the nation, was celebrated both in stores and online using the hashtage #LYPM on various social media platforms.

Ashley Cully, MS, RD, Retail Dietitian Manager, ShopRite of Marlton, New Jersey (Photo: Ravitz Family Markets)“ShopRite retail dietitians work closely with our produce staff, and we’re happy that we get to show our appreciation on Love Your Produce Manager Day,” said Ashley Cully, MS, RD, Retail Dietitian Manager at ShopRite of Marlton, New Jersey, whose store acknowledged the day on social media. “Produce managers and their teams provide invaluable services to us by bringing in the freshest fruits and vegetables, creating beautiful displays, and helping us guide our customers on their healthy eating and wellness journeys.”

Love Your Produce Manager Day participants from throughout the industry included:

  • AndNowUKnow
  • Arctic Apples
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Cal Organic Farms
  • Corrigan Mist
  • FMI
  • Grimmway Farms
  • Grocery Headquarters
  • Harris Teeter
  • HEB Careers
  • Westlakes Hy-Vee
  • Lexington Co-Operative Market
  • Lunds & Byerlys Woodbury
  • Marsh Grocery
  • National Mango Board
  • Onion Business Magazine
  • Piece of Cake Wellness (Cierra Robbins, RD)
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • Quebec Produce Marketing Association
  • Russ Davis Wholesale
  • ShopRite locations in Lincoln Park, Marlton, West Chester, and Whitman Plaza
  • SmartBrief
  • Sunripe Produce
  • United Supermarkets
  • Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market
  • Vermont Hydroponic

To celebrate the occasion, Frieda’s donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, a member of the Feeding America national network, on behalf of the above produce organizations and professionals who recognized their produce managers.

Frieda's Specialty Produce