October 09, 2015 | 12:32 pm EDT
The mango industry expects high participation at this year’s PMA mango industry reception where the National Mango Board plans to name its Mango Retailer of the Year.
The Oct. 24 reception during the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Atlanta, is hosted by the Orlando, Fla.-based board and the Nogales, Ariz.-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.
The event allows members of all levels of the mango supply chain from across the world to network. It will be at the OMNI Atlanta Hotel CNN Center at 100 CNN Center.
Event sponsors include the Amazon Produce Network, Cherry Hill, N.J., GM Produce Sales/Marathon Mangos, Hidalgo, Texas, and Frontera Produce Ltd., Edinburg, Texas, with other sponsorships available.
The Mango Retailer of the Year honors retailers that offer strong and consistent support to the mango industry and deliver high mango promotion results, according to the release.
The finalists are:
Paul Chivacci, Debbie Kreider and Tim Royer, Ahold USA Inc., Carlisle, Pa.;
John Savidan and Keith Tsuchiyama, Bristol Farms, Carson, Calif.;
Aaron Franklin, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Matthews, N.C.; and
Michael Vesely, Jewell-Osco, Chicago.