The United Fresh Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2012 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program will honor 25 outstanding retail produce managers at the United Fresh 2012 convention and expo, May 1–3 in Dallas.
The awards program is intended to recognize those on the front line in supermarkets working everyday to increase sales and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Since the program was founded in 2005, by Ready Pac Foods, it has honored more than 150 managers from almost 60 different retail banners for their commitment to customer satisfaction, innovative merchandising, produce-related outreach and recognition among company peers.
“Not only has this program raised the bar of excellence for produce managers everywhere, it has helped exemplify to retailers and the produce industry the critical role that these managers play in reaching the consumer,” says Randy Scott, vice chairman of United Retail-Foodservice Board.
Nominations for the 2012 Retail Produce Manager Awards may be accessed online and have a deadline of January 16, 2012.
For more information, visit www.unitedfresh.org.