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SEPC To Highlight Industry Innovations, Insights At Conference


The Southeast Produce Council will highlight the latest industry innovation and insights Sept. 22-24 at its SEPC conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. 

“Insight from our board of directors told us that there are four areas where innovation occurs in produce – at the farm, in the store, on the menu and for the planet,” said David Sherrod, SEPC president and CEO. “We incorporated these sections into our ‘What’s New? From the Consumer Point of View’ research and Silent Theater on the tradeshow floor.”

The “What’s New? From the Consumer Point of View” Education Session by Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics will be held Sept. 23, highlighting the latest innovations, as well as consumers’ thoughts on the topics.

“This research brings us important insights like the fact that 46 percent of Americans love the idea of various shelf-life technologies,” Sherrod said. “Attendees can hear about technologies shoppers are interested in, then listen to speakers on these technologies in our What’s New? Silent Theater.”

Throughout the tradeshow hours, there will be an array of presentations from leaders in innovation in the What’s New? Silent Theater located in the center of SEPC’s tradeshow floor. The theater set-up mimics a silent disco where attendees will use headphones to maximize speaker audio and allow for exhibitor discussions. Each speaking company also has a kiosk surrounding the theater for attendees. 

The SEPC is a non-profit association of more than 3,000 leaders from all facets of the produce industry. It was formed more than 20 years ago to promote the value of fresh fruits and vegetables in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia through networking, innovation, community and education.

For more information, visit seproducecouncil.com.

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