VOL. 41 | Here's to a Berry Bright Summer!




Articles in This Issue


The Pulse of the Avocado Index

Dana Thomas, John Dmytriw, and Debbie Willmann tell us how, 105 years later, this company does much more than just keep up with changing trends...

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Implementing Success: Q&A With Produce Pro Software's Dave Donat

The Snack Magazine sits down with longtime leader, President Dave Donat, and chats about a tech company on a mission to push produce into the future...

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Chef Tamra Scroggins & The Remaking of Sizzler

From comfort food to culinary exile and back again, Director of Food Culture Tamra Scroggins explains her mission to refresh the sixty-year-old Sizzler brand...

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Julie Olivarria: A Seat At The Top

Sysco's new Vice President of Produce takes a beat to talk about the big shoes she's filled while Rich Dachman departs and reveals how the distributor has evolved with the industry...

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Organic Produce Summit: A Show With a View

Voices from across the industry speak out about the importance of this Monterey-based show. Vic Savanello, Frank Padilla, Matt Seeley, Jeff Fairchild, and more add theirs to the hubbub...

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The IF list: Karin Gardner, Director of Corporate Communications, Oppy

Need to cycle 100 miles, build a merchandising program, or just have a good laugh? Oppy’s Karin Gardner is your gal. See why we needed to give her a slew of "What IFs"...

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June MVP Sales Pick: Greg Andersen, Sales Lead, Driscoll's

The Sales Lead for Driscoll's pulls back the curtain on how produce has shaped his life, sharing nuggets of wisdom for the next generation along the way...

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Doing Business Naked

Dawn Gray Becoming a catalyst is no small feat. From doing business naked (wink, wink) to sharing the progressive personalities that have helped shape her career, Dawn dishes on the lessons and insights she's gleaned in this exclusive...

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Living the Dream

We are rarely caught off guard here at The Snack and ANUK, but Vic Smith takes readers for a wild ride in this latest contributor piece...

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Mentors in the Making: Brock Nemecek

Cindy Jewell, Dino Cancellieri Jr., and Jan DeLyser are just a few of the mentors that shaped this marketer's life and career. Find out what they had to say about him here...

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Out-Foxing Time

How do you maximize fresh against a running clock and debunk retail rumors at the same time? The second and third generation members of Fox Packaging weigh in with The Snack...

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A Taste of the Tuscan Sun

Josh Leichter travels with us to the hills of Tuscany, Italy, to give us a behind-the-scenes look at how the company develops category legends...

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Mazzei Franconi is Getting Fresh

From a two-person operation to a California institution shipping 2M pounds of table grapes, we unearth the grower's key to success with Tom Franconi Jr. and John Clerou...

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My Favorite Things: April Ward, Director of Marketing Communications, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

From great recommendations to shaking up the leafy greens industry, this cool contact can shift knowingly from talks on food safety to fun. With such a versatile spectrum of interests, we had to know about a few of April’s favorite things!

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