VOL. 73 | The 2022 Besties Awards




Articles in This Issue


Celebrating the Besties of the Best

What does a progressive vision look like? The Snack dives deeper, recognizing movers and shakers like Sunkist Growers, Rainier Fruit, and more...

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A Closer Look at Bard Valley Natural Delights® Truffles

When you want to inspire someone to taste something new, engulf it in chocolate. This sure-fire approach has already expanded the reach of a host of key categories, especially those within the...

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Industry Spotlight: Cascade Mountains

What could a mountain range have to do with treefruit? Other than being the home of Rainier Fruit Company’s volcanic namesake, the Cascade Mountains feed the orchards of Eastern Washington with...

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Value-Added SnackChat

Galvanizing value-added with fresh items and investments, these strategic companies reveal insights as they convert potential into revenue...

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Seizing Opportunity: A Q&A With Brian Miller, Director of Business Development, Prime Time International

Brian Miller discusses this newly introduced program and the tremendous cross-channel growth it has afforded the supplier…

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Fountain of Fresh: A Q&A with Gordon Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Verdant™ Technologies

As the industry ally continues to unlock fresh value for suppliers and retailers, CEO Gordon Robertson gives us an exclusive look at this post-harvest solution...

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Issue 73 December - Editor's Letter

ANUK and The Snack's Editor in Chief looks inward to share the learnings of a year passed as we look toward fresh beginnings in 2023...

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Q&A With Oscar Guzman, Director of Marketing and Sales, Progressive Produce

With roots planted firmly in a critical California region, the supplier evolves its marketing strategy to the changing times. Oscar Guzman details...

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Making Seasonal Magic

With holiday traditions creating a boon for the retail sector, Quinton Woods and Courtney Enns share the recipe for making seasonal magic…

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Defining Fox

A story of innovation, drive, and, most importantly, family, Aaron Fox shares how this packaging and solutions provider came to be...

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December MVP HIGHLIGHTS: Carrie Briones

The LIV Organic™ Produce leader wields her deep expertise in citrus to remain nimble and proactive in bringing product to store shelves...

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A Strategic Stronghold: A Q&A with Gabriela D’Arrigo, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, D’Arrigo New York

The VP shares how D'Arrigo New York is placing food safety and traceability at the forefront of this strategic transformation...

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Holidays Snackchat

With merchandising tips to share, our fresh friends bring ease to the produce department amidst the bustling holiday season…

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Leadership is A Living Process: A Q&A with Raina Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westfalia Fruit Marketing USA

The President and CEO discusses Westfalia Fruit Marketing USA's thoughtful evolution and the continued growth of its global presence...

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Obtaining Objectivity: A Q&A With Tony Incaviglia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, GR Fresh

The VP points to three key channels for growth, mapping out a proactive approach to strengthening GR Fresh’s industry presence…

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My Favorite Things: Amy Gates, Vice President, Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet

From navigating in a kayak to cruising in her 1967 Camaro, the Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet VP brings her contagious energy everywhere...

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Produce Pulse: Deconstructing the Marketing Construct

Exploring the theory of deconstruction, our own Anne Allen takes an inventive approach to revolutionizing fresh marketing…

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An Evidence-Based Evolution

Mining for treasure in the data field drives evolution for the apple provider. Aleisha Loveluck, Aimee Peters, and Emily Autry detail the strategy...

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The Treetalker’s Code: A Guide to Conversing With Nature

Wielding this uncanny ability, the provider's Dave Gleason details how he defines his role and what he sees for the future of the industry...

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My Favorite Things: Jessica Press, National Sales/Business Development, Lipman Family Farms

As one of Lipman Family Farms' intrepid leaders, the industry ace traverses challenges and obstacles to achieve a healthy dose of fun...

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