The United Fresh Produce Association will honor the achievements and celebrate the career of industry icon Reggie Griffin with a special golf tournament and dinner Jan. 23 in San Diego.
“With his retirement as corporate vice president of produce and floral merchandising procurement, Reggie punctuates a 42-year career with The Kroger Co. in which he touched the lives of thousands of us in the produce industry, and helped make fresh produce a cornerstone of the retail supermarket business across the country,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh president and CEO.
Festivities will be held at San Diego’s historic Rancho Bernardo Inn, beginning with the Salute to Reggie Griffin golf tournament, followed by dinner.
Proceeds from the events will support the United Fresh Foundation’s Center for Leadership Excellence. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to developing leadership skills at all levels of the industry, advancing produce safety and quality, promoting global produce industry sustainability, and increasing children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables for better health.
More information and registration options for the Salute to Reggie Griffin are available by contacting United’s Angela Tiwari at 202-303-3400, ext. 416 or [email protected].
Sponsorship opportunities are also available, with multiple recognition levels for those attending the event and those across the industry who would like to join in honoring Reggie. Contact United’s John Toner at 202-303-3400, ext. 424, or [email protected].