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WFPC attendees take it to the next level

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MIAMI — The workshops at the Center for Growing Talent by PMA's Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference are broken up into three different levels — emerging leaders, mid-level, and executive track. Attendees get to choose which level workshops they would like to attend based on their work experience and career ambitions.

The Produce News caught up with one woman from each workshop level to find out what she learned during the year's conference. Check out what they had to say in our latest featured video, and stay tuned for more coverage from our WFPC series.

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Publix adds contactless pay options
Publix has rolled out contactless pay to all its stores, including GreenWise Market. This is one more measure Publix is taking to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or contactless pay-enabled credit or Read More ...
CAC responding to challenges presented by coronavirus pandemic
As the ripples of the coronavirus situation spread, the California Avocado Commission is responding with rapid changes in their marketing plans, grower communications and office operations. “The commission has been extensively reevaluating each CAC activity in light of societal shifts and sensitivities and adjusting our Read More ...
Industry needs aggressive retail promotions to move large spring melon crop
Coming off a short watermelon crop out of southern Mexico during the winter months with extremely high prices, a sudden increase in volume as the northern Mexico production has gotten under way has led to a sharp drop in prices, according to John Gee, vice president of sales for Eagle Eye Produce, who is currently Read More ...
US Foods partners with retailers nationwide
US Foods Holding Corp. has secured approximately 20 retail distribution partnerships across national grocery store chains, wholesale grocers and consumer packaged goods brands. To date, more than 700 US Foods distribution associates have been temporarily contracted to support this work. These associates are primarily in Read More ...

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