Crosset Co. has lined up “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, founder of Jungle Jim’s International Markets, to kick off its 2019 Produce & Floral Conference on Aug. 28 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Crosset Co. is a distributor of organic and locally grown fresh produce.
“We are very excited that Jim is available to jumpstart the educational series at our 2019 Produce & Floral Conference,” said Greg Kurkjian, VP and GM of Independence, Kentucky-based Crosset. “Creating unique, 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.”
Registration now is open for the conference. Retailers, foodservice operators, growers, suppliers and other industry partners can now register online at crosset.com.
Joining Crosset as hosts of this year’s event are sister companies Castellini Wholesale, Club Chef and RWI Logistics. As a group, the companies are bringing together the industry’s best fresh produce and floral suppliers and marketers to exhibit their latest innovations and offer show-only promotional programs.