VOL. 37 | The AC Foods Story




Articles in This Issue


My Favorite Things: Monina Knox, Organic Wet/Dry Veg Produce Sourcing Specialist, Sobeys

Whether it be with a dance-off or a barrel full of french fries, this retailer produce expert knows how to live life to the fullest. Find out her favorite things in this exclusive...

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Taking Up the Challenge: A Q&A with Vic Smith, President & CEO of JV Smith Companies

Touching on industry concerns such as labor, food safety, and more, the veteran produce provider dives into JV Smith Companies' innovative solutions to stay at the top of the game…

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CPMA Corner - Fresh Concepts for a Fresh Market

How can the produce industry stay fresh in 2019? Ron Lemaire discusses new business opportunities, innovation, and more in this exclusive...

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Milennial Fatigue Means Boomer Opportunity

Heard the word “Millennial” enough times to make your ears bleed? In this exclusive, Karen Nardozza shows how marketers can turn the buzzword into booming sales opportunities...

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The AC Way: A Regenerative Approach to Agriculture

Tom Avinelis, Rob Hurlbut, Darren Filkins, and Amanda Steele share how a new family of brands and a regenerative approach are freeing growers from capital restraints and ushering in a new era of ag…

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Asparagus: From Specialty to Staple

From specialty crop to staple food, Ippolito International’s seasoned SVP brings 32 years of experience to bear on a burgeoning category in this exclusive Q&A…

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Rooted in Innovation

How is a seed-to-plate approach closing the gaps between growers and retailers and also answering the demands of today's educated consumers? Red Sun Farms® CEO discusses in this Snack exclusive...

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Stronger Together: A Citrus Community

Find out how the co-op has set a precedent for citrus and beyond over its 125 years in ways that continue to define the category today. Director of Communications Christina Ward tells The Snack...

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Alma Llanera: The GR Fresh Story

Looking back as the company looks toward new North American markets, EVP Antonio Villalobos discusses the legacy his grandfather built and how 70-year-old lessons still motivate the team today...

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Texas Ingenuity: The Lone Star Citrus Story

How is this citrus company using its rebellious roots to forge a path toward international growth? Jud, T.J., April Flowers, and Trent Bishop tell all in this Snack exclusive...

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A Closer Look at Zespri® Sungold™ Kiwifruit

Looking for a healthy snack that’s as good as gold with families, on-the-go eaters, and more? Or a way to round out your produce aisle’s assortment? Zespri® 1-lb SunGold™ Kiwifruit clam packs may...

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A Closer Look at Giorgio® Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

The month of December is all about entertaining, entertaining, entertaining. With consumers’ calendars cluttered with holiday festivities, dinner parties, and nonstop fun, Giorgio is lending an...

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A Closer Look at Good Foods Plant-Based dips

If it’s shaped like a stick, it must be dipped! Or, at least, that’s the rule at my house. There’s almost certainly no better snack than your favorite piece of produce dunked into a concoction, and...

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Mentors in the Making: Ken Paglione

As The Snack looks to rising stars in produce, see what Mimmo Franzone, Nancy Johnston, and Joseph Sbrocchi had to say about Pure Flavor's Key Account Manager...

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Hard To Put A Label On It

By marrying ingenuity and old-school business know-how, this family-owned and operated company rose up from humble origins to become a label empire. Marketing Director Kristin Yerecic Scott pulled back the curtain...

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One Bite at a Time: New York Apple Sales Focuses on Expansion and Business Strategy

With new varieties and expanding partnerships coming from just north of the Big Apple, Jim Allen shares insights into the region’s influence over one of the top categories in fruit…

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