Retailer Roundtable Participants Named for New England Organic Produce Conference
- by Maggie Mead
BURLINGTON, MA - The land of the Sox is gearing up for the New England Organic Produce Conference on May 1st at the Gillette Stadium. Conference organizers, the New England Produce Council (NEPC) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), have announced the retailer participants for the roundtable session at the upcoming conference. The highly experienced participants include Brian Fleming (Stop & Shop Supermarket, Kevin Barry (Big Y Foods), and Mark Jewell (Hannaford Bros. Supermarket).
“We are very excited these produce professionals are taking time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise,” said Laura Sullivan, NEPC Executive Director, in a press release. “Matt Seeley (OPN) and Mark DeMichaelis (Olivia’s Organics/State Garden) will co-moderate this session. A special thank you to Olivia’s Organics for sponsoring the retailer roundtable.”
Roaming the hallowed halls of Gillette Stadium will be buyers from a range of retail companies, including Big Y Foods; Bozzuto’s, Inc.; BJ’s Wholesale; C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.; Boston Organics; Crosby’s Markets Inc.; Hannaford Supermarket; Donelan’s Supermarket; Roche Bros.; Market Basket; Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.; RI Organics; Whole Foods; and Stop & Shop. Even more retailers are expected to join the list of attendees in the quickly dwindling time before the conference.
The conference will feature no exhibitor booths, save for the product displays offered to event sponsors, but will include dynamic speakers and enriching educational sessions.
“Hannaford is looking forward to the New England Organic Produce Conference in Foxborough this spring,” said Mark Jewell, Category Manager of Produce and Floral, Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets. “Great set up where we can gain some education, trends, and ideas around the growing segment of organics. Strong lineup of speakers and presenters that will make this a must attend event. Hannaford has already committed to send their Produce Director, CM’s, few buyers, and looking to extend to its local Produce Managers.”
Registration is currently underway at the conference website.
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