"Jungle" Jim Bonaminio to Speak at Crosset 2019 Produce & Floral Conference
- by Lilian Diep
INDEPENDENCE, KY - “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, best known as the founder, fearless leader, and driving creative force behind Jungle Jim’s International Markets, showcased his passion for making grocery shopping fun through his lovable roadside produce stand. Now, it’s essentially a “food lover’s paradise” found in two of the nation’s largest and most unique grocery stores. The Crosset Company took notice and has invited Bonaminio to be the keynote speaker at the Crosset 2019 Produce & Floral Conference.
“We are very excited that Jim is available to jump-start the educational series at our 2019 Produce & Floral Conference,” said Greg Kurkjian, Crosset Company's Vice President and General Manager. “Creating unique and engaging in-store experiences is essential to retailer differentiation, building shopper loyalty, and stimulating impulse purchases. Jungle Jim’s International Markets are nationally and internationally recognized shopping destinations and tourist attractions, as well as the primary grocery store for many who live in the greater Cincinnati area. His enthusiasm and energetic personality are contagious. I have no doubt Jim will inspire all attendees to think and act in new ways when they return home.”
The press release states that Jim is an entrepreneur who is as serious about the food and grocery business as he is about fun. Highly self-motivated and notoriously adventurous, this Lorain, Ohio native and Miami University business major has a healthy disregard for the status quo and regularly applies his own personal brand of “gorilla” tactics to every aspect of his highly successful business. Be sure to catch his flamboyant management style in Cincinnati, OH, on August 28, 2019 along with the cast and crew of Castellini Wholesale, Club Chef, and RWI Logistics, co-hosts for this year’s event. Retailers, foodservice operators, growers, suppliers, and other industry partners can now register online at crosset.com.
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