Albert's Division Moves Operation
Organics East has moved its operation from Kennett Square, Pa. to here. The company is a division of Albert's Organics, Los Angeles.
The new facility is a 37,000-square-foot building that has 25,000 square feet of temperature-controlled area. Included in the facility are four pressurized banana ripening rooms designed specifically to handle organic bananas.
As part of the move, Albert's Organics will be switching to a mechanized and computerized storage and picking system, according to John Lazopoulos, general manager of the company's East Coast office.
PMA to Host Produce Seminar
DALLAS -- A training seminar on category management for the produce department is being held here the day before the Produce Marketing Association's technology conference kicks off.
The seminar, billed "How to Implement Produce Category Management Successfully: A Hands-on Training Seminar to Help You Make It Happen," will run April 10, 1997 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel here.
The host is Willard Bishop Consulting, the Barrington,Ill.-based firm that worked with the PMA on the agenda for the Newark, Del.-based trade group's Fresh Tech '97, to be held here April 11-12. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to develop and improve their own category-management programs for produce.
"There's been a lot of talk about category management in produce, but until recently, there hasn't been much real action," said Bruce Axtman, vice president of Willard Bishop Consulting.