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Monday, December 16, 2019

#DAYLIGHT #PeachysPantry #WhomYouKnow @NYProduceShow New York Produce Show Takes Manhattan in Its Annual December Show by the Eastern Produce Council and Produce Business, Another Smashing Success Says Whom You Know @Sunkist #BloodOranges #Bozzutos

 Brad Blaine, Head of Sales in New York and John Slagel, Director of Eastern Sales Operations both of Sunkist Growers, best in show!
It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we know Sunkist Growers, our favorite at the New York Produce Show.  They keep getting better and better and we've known them for years.  Citrus King John tells us that right now Blood Oranges are the hottest game in town and they are absolutely delicious.  What a great stocking stuffer: we're talking to you, Santa.  Their team just got stronger with Managing Director of North American Sales, Jeff Gaston, who not only excels in culinary endeavors but also is well-versed in everyone's favorite sports column, NHL Peachy (nearly 1,000 posts); maybe Jeff even knows all the words to O Canada.

Across the sunny citrus groves of California and Arizona, the Sunkist cooperative reflects the values of its 120-year history: family-owned farms, traditional growing practices, stewardship of natural resources, and a dedication to innovation.

Founded on the principle that we are stronger together, our growers – large and small – work to offer quality, fresh citrus that consumers enjoy worldwide.

Check out the interactive timeline of their history:

Aesthetics matter and so do displays.  To that end, we were happy to meet Dan McAllister, Produce Merchandiser of Bozzuto's Incorporated from the best part of the Great State (and obviously, best state) of Connecticut (Florida too).  Their display of the pepper Christmas tree and train sets were Dan's idea. 

Bozzuto's Inc. is a leading total service wholesale distributor of food and household products to retailers in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Established in 1945, the company is headed by Chairman, President and CEO Michael A. Bozzuto. Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, Bozzuto's is a longtime active supporter of Special Olympics.

For over 70 years, Bozzuto’s has provided goods and services to independently owned retailers in the North East and Mid-Atlantic with customers from Maine to Maryland. As a company, we understand our customers’ success depends on our effectiveness and efficiencies as procurement and distribution specialists. Our state-of-the-art distribution centers use the latest technology designed to maximize customer service and offer the most in product variety.

Our objective is simple: To be the number one wholesaler of choice in the markets we serve.

Among its many professional awards, Bozzuto's has won the IGA International President's Cup five times. This prestigious award is the highest honor that an international IGA organization can receive and identifies Bozzuto's as a leader among IGA distributors.
Pepper Perfection! Sir Rod Stewart check out the trains: 

About The New York Produce Show and Conference

The Eastern Produce Council and PRODUCE BUSINESS magazine have once again joined forces to present an exciting world-class event for the industry. The four-day event includes networking opportunities, a one-day trade show of over 400 companies, retail “thought-leader” breakfast panel hosted by Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor, educational micro-sessions and tours of the region’s vibrant industry, including local retailers, wholesalers, foodservice distributors, urban farms and unique eateries.

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