WASHINGTON — The United Fresh Foundation has announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2011 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Award.
Established in 2005 by the United Fresh Produce Association and founding sponsor Ready Pac Foods, the program annually honors outstanding store-level department managers at United Fresh's annual convention and expo each spring.
"Retail produce managers are some of the most public faces for the fruit and vegetable industry. That brings with it a great amount of responsibility and opportunity," Randy Scott, category manager of produce for Food Lion and vice chairman of United Fresh's Retail-Foodservice Board, said in a release. "Each manager has a unique opportunity to interact directly with the consumer and has the ability, through innovative displays, promotions and sheer creativity, to positively affect all of our bottom lines."
A total of 25 winners, along with their corporate produce directors, will receive complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations and registrations to the United Fresh 2011 convention and expo, May 2-5 in New Orleans. More information can be found at www.unitedfresh.org/programs/retail_manager_award.