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Verde Farms Appoints Two To Leadership Team, And More…

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After exceeding $50 million in revenue in 2015, Verde Farms of Woburn, Massachusetts, a supplier of grass-fed, grass-finished beef for both retail and foodservice, has appointed two food industry veterans to its leadership team. Guiding the sales and marketing divisions are Joe Koch, VP of sales, and Pete Lewis, VP of marketing…

The Food Marketing Institute is discontinuing its 2017 show, known as FMI Connect, originally scheduled to be held in Chicago next June. The organization says it is refocusing its event strategy. In making the announcement, FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin said, “As you can imagine, a decision of this magnitude was not reached easily. At FMI we continue to believe that events designed to bring together the entire food retail industry and their partners for meaningful conversation, education, exploration and networking are desired and needed, but we have concluded these gatherings should occur in a framework that differs from the current FMI Connect design. We also recognize that in recent years this event has fallen short of achieving the precise formula necessary for meeting today’s industry needs, particularly as the industry continues to change and evolve so quickly.” She added that FMI must design new occasions more appropriate to the “faster paced rhythms of food retail, and in unique formats more attuned to the specific needs of our industry.” The United Fresh Produce Association, which co-locates its show alongside FMI Connect, plans to proceed with United Fresh 2017…

Certified Angus Beef has named Giant Eagle as its Retailer of the Year and gave other Northeast awards to Price-Chopper-Market 32 (Retailer Marketer of Year) and Market Basket (Retail Rising Star).

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Mike Berger

Mike Berger

Mike enjoys touring various supermarkets to check out the latest foods and trends. When he isn’t writing, he takes pleasure in sports, his family and young, energetic grandchild.

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