Packer Insight — New products, awards, Florida and more

Packer Insight — New products, awards, Florida and more

Packer Insight 10-23-20

Get a rundown of the news of the week from The Packer's Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder on topics from Trevor Suslow leaving PMA to Oleen Smethurst receiving the Canadian Produce Person of the Year Award.

For more on all of these stories, check out the articles listed below. You can also listen to Packer Insight on our Tip of the Iceberg Podcast on the player below or on listening apps like Apple Podcasts and Spotify.?

Trevor Suslow returns to UC-Davis, continues as a PMA resource?— Trevor Suslow, who joined the Produce Marketing Association in mid-2018 as vice president of produce safety, is stepping down from full-time duties at the association.

Oleen Smethurst receives The Packer’s Canadian produce award?— Praised by her peers as the kind of person who is relied on to get things done, Oleen Smethurst is The Packer’s 2020 Canadian Produce Person of the Year.?

New Product Review — Carrot dogs plus two more 'carrot swaps' from Bolthouse?— Curious about the new line of "carrot swaps" that Bolthouse Farms debuted at Fresh Summit? Copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle tried them out for an episode of Millennials Eat!?

COVID-19 considerations permeate holiday marketing plans?— Produce marketers have been keeping COVID-19 and the “new normal” in mind as they prepare to promote their products and support their retail partners this holiday season.