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Packer 25 2020 — Rich Gonzales

During his close to 25 years in the produce business, Rich Gonzales has been around the block, and then some.

Certification manager hired by Equitable Food Initiative

The Equitable Food Initiative has hired Karla Cook as certification manager.

Jeff Cady receives Produce Retailer of the Year Award at Fresh Summit

PMG recognized?Jeff Cady, director of produce and floral for Tops Friendly Markets, as the 2020 Produce Retailer of the Year with a virtual presentation Oct. 14 at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit.

Michael Schutt promoted to director of produce and floral for Raley’s

Raley’s has promoted Michael Schutt, previously the company’s senior category manager of produce and floral, to the role of director of produce and floral.

Packer 25 2020 — Todd Bernitt

Todd Bernitt ascribes his success to a simple tenet: Be true to your word.

Packer 25 2020 — Skip Consalo

In 1927 William Consalo Sr. started the Consalo family business. Two generations later Skip Consalo was born into it. He has been in the produce business his whole life.

Packer 25 2020 — Joe Barsi

Joe Barsi thinks of himself as an optimistic people person who is a lifetime learner.

Packer 25 2020 — Alisha Albinder Camac

A young woman fresh from university walks into the family apple business and announces to staff at least twice her age that she’s about to modernize the entire company with their help.

Former Produce Retailer of the Year Mike Orf retires

Mike Orf, vice president of produce operations for Hy-Vee and the 2018 Produce Retailer of the Year, has retired.

COVID-19 tests available for Florida farmworkers, families

As Florida’s fall harvest season begins, there are new efforts to provide COVID-19 testing for farmworkers.