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At New York Produce Show’s Global Trade Symposium: Fourth Generation British Produce Luminary, Laurence Olins, Explains A Unique Business Model And How Berries Have Become The Number One Category In UK Supermarkets finds it is hard to overstate the influence of Laurence Olins. So when we heard that a man of such repute had a story to tell about the rise of the berry industry in the UK, with notes of caution on what impact Brexit and, even Donald Trump, might have on the future of the industry, we said yes fast. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 11/14/2016

SPECIAL EDITION: A Living Repository Of Industry Knowledge Passes From The Scene R.I.P. David Shapley The Good He Tried To Do Shall Live On shares how we were fortunate when we travelled to the United Kingdom in order to launch The London Produce Show and Conference that among the people willing to share help and advice was David Shapley. David Shapley was an integral part of the history of the produce industry media scene in the UK, and his final contribution was that he helped us shape The London Produce Show and Conference and PRODUCE BUSINESS UK. To honor his memory we have added ‘The David Shapley Award for Retail Innovation’ to The London Produce Show and Conference. 10/23/2016

SPECIAL EDITION: A Living Repository Of Industry Knowledge Passes From The Scene R.I.P. David Shapley The Good He Tried To Do Shall Live On shares how we were fortunate when we travelled to the United Kingdom in order to launch The London Produce Show and Conference that among the people willing to share help and advice was David Shapley. David Shapley was an integral part of the history of the produce industry media scene in the UK, and his final contribution was that he helped us shape The London Produce Show and Conference and PRODUCE BUSINESS UK. To honor his memory we have added ‘The David Shapley Award for Retail Innovation’ to The London Produce Show and Conference. 10/23/2016

WHAT IS IN A LABEL? Does Promoting No-GMOs Impact Perception Of The Rest Of The Department? Would A Positive Message Smell As Sweet? St. Joe’s John Stanton To Address The London Produce Show & Conference  mentions that Dr. John Stanton of Saint Joseph University has often spoken at The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference. Now he is ready to unveil the results of his latest research into labeling, with a twist: What happens to consumer perception when we start adding negatives to our labels — things such as “No GMOs.” We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 6/6/2016

Former Wal-Mart Executive Bruce Peterson Presents At The London Produce Show & Conference: ASDA As A Case Study — The Pressures On Retail & The Path To The Future describes how we’ve been honored to have Bruce participate in both The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference since their inception. You can’t duplicate the perspective of someone such as Bruce, as nobody else in produce can tell you what it is like to be hired by Sam Walton and to discuss a plan to build the biggest supermarket in the world. So we consider ourselves very lucky to have Bruce back in London this year. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what Bruce is focusing on this year in London. 6/6/2016

Can Labeling Impact Food Waste? Is Zero Waste The Optimal Standard? Cornell’s Brad Rickard To Present New Research At The London Produce Show & Conference shares how Cornell’s Brad Rickard has graced the stage at both The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference. When we learned he was willing to come to London and present research he is doing on food waste and how food labels can interact with that, we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. Mira reconnects with Brad Rickard for a sneak preview of his London talk. 6/6/2016

How New Trade Agreements May Set The Stage For A Produce Industry Boom, But Will The People & The Politicians Let It Happen? Miguel Gómez Of Cornell To Present The Facts & Moderate The Discussion At The London Produce Show & Conference announces that this year, frequent NY Produce Show & Conference and London Produce Show & Conference speaker Professor Miguel Gómez is doing a sabbatical year in Zaragoza. At this year’s show he not only brings his ideas, but he has helped expand our University Interchange Program. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what the good professor has in store for us this year in London. 6/6/2016

THE RISE OF INDIA An Opportunity For Producers As Retailers Will Compete For The Best Produce Future Group's Sumit Saran Presents At The London Produce Show And Conference describes how there have been countless efforts to increase consumption of fresh produce. For those whose primary interest is commercial, the lack of effectiveness of these consumption-boosting programs leads them to look for new markets. But how real is the opportunity in developing markets? One man is expert in both how to market into these markets and how to retail and promote the product once it gets there. When we heard that Sumit Saran wanted to present at The London Produce Show and Conference, we snapped him up and asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 6/3/2015

London Produce Show And Conference About To Commence Brings Together Industry in Dialog Highlight On Key Trends And Topics here at the Pundit, we’ve highlighted some of the key presentations to be given at The London Produce Show and Conference. While over at PRODUCE BUSINESS UK, the conversation around the show is percolating. Come join us at The Grosvenor House on Park Lane in Mayfair for the London Produce Show and Conference to add value to these discussions and so much more. 6/3/2015

Will Amazon Outgrow Tesco And Carrefour? Dr. Roberta Cook Will Present Comprehensive Data And Analyze Worldwide Retail And Produce Trends All At The London Produce Show And Conference  finds that, in the produce world, Roberta Cook is among the most celebrated agricultural economists of her generation. She is a constant star at The New York Produce Show and Conference, with the industry applauding her always well-researched and data-intense sessions. When we heard she was willing to take a deep dive into some important issues to present at The London Produce Show and Conference, there was no hesitation, “sign her up.” Then we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 5/29/2015

An Intellectual Tour De Force Of Industry Experts Will Engage On The Thought-Leader Panel Of The London Produce Show And Conference: Helping To Make Individuals And Their Companies More Successful reports that as we prepare to launch the second annual edition of the London Produce Show and Conference, we feel the exuberance of a child starting to stand on its own legs. The numbers are all there… revenues up over a 100% over last year and attendance will be up more than 50%, with pre-registration already far exceeding last year’s total registration. The most important metric, though, is ideas shared, and so it is always a highlight of the run up to the event to unveil the Perishable Pundit’s “Thought Leader” panel. We went in alphabetical order last year so, now, in reverse alphabetical order, a drum roll please.. 5/29/2015

When Commerce Is The Star: A Maxed Out Capacity Of London Exhibitors As The Industry Recognizes The Value Of Going Beyond The Norm - THE OFFICIAL ROLL CALL our London Produce Show and Conference  exhibitors are special and unique in a way that adds special value to their presence. It is easy to sign up for the big shows, but our exhibitors are free-thinkers, and that capacity to seize on a new trade event, to be willing to step out of the box… these are habits of thought and being willing to think this way makes them especially valuable vendor/partners, because they will find new and innovative ways to help their customers. Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen… the Exhibitors of The London Produce Show 2015. 5/29/2015

Are Leaders Born Or Made? Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Leader? Find Out At The London Produce Show And Conference As Rutgers University Expert On Leadership, Management And Organizational Development, Mary Nikola, Leads An Interactive Workshop when we learned that Mary Nikola, who we have worked with for years in arranging the student group from Rutgers for The New York Produce Show and Conference, was available to come to London, shepherd a student, and speak in her area of expertise — Leadership, Management and Organizational Development — we were thrilled. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 5/27/2015

Gala European Premiere Of Frieda Caplan Documentary, Fear No Fruit, Hosted By The London Produce Show And Conference writes that the American premiere of Fear No Fruit, the documentary focused on the life and times of Frieda Caplan, received significant press in America. Now, The London Produce Show and Conference is proud to host the European Premiere of this documentary, with an exclusive post-film discussion moderated by yours truly with Frieda’s eldest daughter, Karen Caplan, President and CEO at Frieda’s. 5/27/2015

 

At The London Produce Show And Conference We Will Visit The 'Poet Laureate' Of The Produce Industry... Alick Glass Admonishes The Junior Pundit Primo: 'Become A Shining Light Of Good, In A World That’s Sometimes Bad' find that, as our involvement with the UK has grown, as we prepare to board a plane to England, we increasingly look forward to seeing friends. we will be looking for one particular Brit, who we hereby nominate as Poet Laureate of the Produce Industry. This father owes the poet a great deal. 5/27/2015

On The Cutting Edge: FreshDirect’s Tenley Allen To Showcase How Social Media, Partnerships And Social Programming Can Win Over The Millennials And More At The London Produce Show And Conference fins so many important issues are raised by how the industry deals with this space. What are the opportunities for producers to develop their own brands through social media? Can retailers that are not online still use these tools in a way that will keep them competitive with online services and, as online food-ordering services proliferate, can such tools differentiate one company from another? We were pleased to learn a FreshDirect executive would be able to present at The London Produce Show and Conference. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more: 5/25/2015

Branding And In-Store Marketing: Perfect Together... St. Joseph’s Superstar Professor John Stanton To Present At London Produce Show And Conference  reveals that we have persuaded Dr. Stanton to join the faculty at The London Produce Show and Conference. Professor’s Stanton research and the thoughts that have grown out of it are intriguing and the ideas can impact the industry at all levels. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 5/18/2015

The Renaissance Of The Wholesale Sector — Why Those Who Support 'Locally Grown' Should Support Investment In Market Intermediaries. Cornell University Professor Miguel Gómez Reveals Research Findings At The London Produce Show And Conference reports that this year at the 2nd edition of the London Produce Show & Conference we are expanding our cooperation with Cornell and will have two separate presentations by two well-respected faculty members. We are honored to have Professor Miguel Gómez join us in London. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what Professor Gómez has in store for us in London. 5/13/2015

Will Reducing Food Waste Be Sufficient Reason To Embrace GMO Produce? Cornell Professor Brad Rickard To Guide A Controversial Session At The London Produce Show And Conference  highlights Brad Rickard, who is a rising star on the Cornell faculty, and who consistently delivers world-class presentations that take knowledge developed through intensive academic research and disseminates that knowledge to the industry where it can alter professional practices. Now the good professor has agreed to join the visiting faculty of the London Produce Show and Conference. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 5/12/2015

Pundit’s Mailbag: Bruce Peterson Hits 'Nail On The Head' When It Comes To Retailers Hiring Credentials Over Experience our piece, Bruce Peterson, Founder Of Wal-Mart Produce Program, Will Urge Industry To Rage Against Mediocrity, Value Experience Over Education, And Merchandise To Wow The Consumer At The London Produce Show And Conference, brought much response. There is a fundamental problem in that few retail CEOs came up through produce or perishables, so they are not always aware of the impact of hiring policies on the success or lack of success of the produce department. 5/12/2015

A TRIPLE CROWN OF AWARDS: For Commentary Well-Thought; Events Well-Presented; A Life Well-Lived… All In Service To An Industry Well-Loved shares how we have been enormously gratified over the years to have won a number of important recognitions and awards. Our motto since Day One has been to Initiate Industry Improvement, and so when we get third-party testimony that we have done that it means a lot. Then this week, we received news of a Triple Crown of awards, including the FAME Awards’ Best International Event Winner For The London Produce Show and Conference. 4/7/2015

Registration Is Open! The London Produce Show And Conference 3-5 June, 2015 describes how in June of 2014, a new industry institution was born: The London Produce Show and Conference. Presented by the FRESH PRODUCE CONSORTIUM and PRODUCE BUSINESS, the Pundit sister publication, the event was a stirring success with exhibitors from 41 countries and attendees from 46 countries. We’ve opened registration for the 2015 event. 2/25/2015

Iconic London Taxi Declares The London Produce Show And Conference Is Open - As The Global Produce Trade Pivots To London reports that the London Produce Show and Conference was conceived at a moment of great change, a moment in which the UK marketplace is uniquely open to learning from abroad while the enormous intellectual resources of the UK trade with its hyper-efficient supply chains are more accessible to the global trade looking to learn and engage. To symbolize the centrality of London to the global produce trade, we’ve arranged to send out on the streets of London an iconic London taxi, decorated to salute a trade that is here to Celebrate fresh! 6/4/2014

Welcoming The Trade To London! Helen Evans Of The New Covent Garden Market Authority Speaks On The Market: Past, Present And Hopes For The Future as is common in most of the world, the merchants don’t own the New Covent Garden Market. In the UK that is a governmental authority. It is a landlord, but with special responsibilities under the law to promote its success. With New Covent Garden celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its move to its present location and with it undertaking to sponsor the Opening Cocktail reception of The London Produce Show and Conference and thus greet the local and global trade as it gathers in London, we wanted to get the perspective of the Covent Garden Market Authority. We asked Pundit investigator and special projects editor Mira Slott to find out more from Helen Evans with the Covent Garden Market Authority. 6/4/2014

Provoking Questions: How To Get People To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables Barny Haughton Speaks Out describes how an important element of The London Produce Show and Conference is our University Interchange Program. This year we reached out to a unique Italian University which has often presented at the London Show’s sister event, The New York Produce Show and Conference. Our friends at Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche are bringing students to London and have asked Barny Haughton, a Professor of Food Education Studies, to deliver a rousing wake-up call to the industry. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects editor Mira Slott to find out more. 6/4/2014

The Passion And The Produce: New Covent Garden Market Strides Ahead In UK Wholesale — Markets Are The Unappreciated Underpinning Of Grower Prosperity and Urban Diversity reports that since 2005, Gary Marshall has served as chairman of the Covent Garden’s Tenants Association (CGTA). He is also the managing director for Bevington Salads, the wholesale company he opened in 1987 at just 26 years old. It’s been a busy and, at times, challenging period as the CGTA has been involved in planning for the redevelopment of the market for the last eight years. Here he talks to Tommy Leighton. 6/3/2014

For The Love Of Fruits and Vegetables: London Produce Show And Conference Ambassador Valentine Warner Spills His Heart Out finds that in the UK it is common for events to have an official “Ambassador” and we both chose and were chosen by TV chef Valentine Warner to take on the honors for the first ever edition of The London Produce Show and Conference. We asked Liz O’Keefe, the coordinator for the culinary and media programs at the event, to chat with the Chef about growing up in rural England, changing attitudes to cookery and food and to allow him a chance to challenge the UK fresh produce industry to join the food revolution. 6/3/2014

Food Dudes Strike Again.. This Time With Dynamic Dudes Coming To The London Produce Show and Conference feels so many efforts to boost produce consumption report only subjective and anecdotal results. But there is never any control group, never any follow-up, there are rarely objective standards. Really nothing to justify a further investment. So these programs don’t attract funding, don’t roll out and, ultimately, die. One program that has not died but has, in fact, grown — slowly but steadily — has been the Food Dudes. We invited Professor Lowe to explain why that is so at The London Produce Show and Conference and we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor, Mira Slott, to find out what kind of future Professor Lowe will unveil at the London Produce Show and Conference. 6/3/2014

Rachel Yankey: England’s Most Decorated Footballer To Address London Show (That’s Soccer To The American Contingent!) announces that on the main seminar stage at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, England’s most capped football (soccer) star, Rachel Yankey, will be interviewed by Tommy Leighton about her glittering career to date, her thoughts on the upcoming World Cup in Brazil and the role she now plays in introducing youngsters to a healthy diet. 6/3/2014

 

Nyenrode Business University’s Henry Robben Speaks Out: How To Win A Sustainable Business Advantage mentions how one of the unique components of The New York Produce Show and Conference is our University Interchange Program. In this program we reach out to the great universities and bring in professors to share with the trade the cutting edge research they are doing and students to expose them to the industry and excite them about becoming the next generation of talent to work in the field. This year we reached out to Nyenrode Business University. We are hosting eight students from this university and we asked Pundit European Correspondent Gill McShane to find out more about Professor Henry Robben’s talk. 6/3/2014

New Covent Garden Market, Prophet, Sun World And Robinson Fresh: Platinum Sponsors Key To Success Of The London Produce Show And Conference shares how the English poet, lawyer, priest and satirist John Donne wrote that No Man is an Island and Hillary Clinton, erstwhile First Lady, US Senator, Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate, wrote that It Takes a Village, and both, were they speaking about the establishment of The London Produce Show and Conference, would have been speaking the truth. None of this would have been possible without the financial, intellectual and reputational support of many industry leaders. Our four Platinum Sponsors each contributed uniquely to the establishment of this new industry institution. 5/30/2014

Leadership From Six Continents:  A Capacity Crowd Of Charter Exhibitors Announced For The London Produce Show And Conference describes how just the other day in a piece titled, British And International ‘Thought Leaders’ Panel Announced For The London Produce Show And Conference, we unveiled the incredible diversity of intellects that would grace our Perishable Pundit “Thought Leader” panel, and for some time, we have been laying out the intellectual case for The London Produce Show and Conference. Yet the heart of the event is a trade show, and we are both honored and humbled to unveil our roster of Charter Exhibitors. 5/30/2014

British And International ‘Thought Leaders’ Panel Announced For The London Produce Show And Conference remarks that it is quite extraordinary how the London Produce Show & Conference has come to sit at the nexus of local support, intellectual leadership and global participation. Attendees will see this clearly on Thursday morning when we present the keynote breakfast, which highlights a selection of thought-leaders both from Britain and beyond. Yours truly will engage these thought leaders in a spirited discussion on the state of the industry, the opportunities that change is creating, and how we can work together to enhance our mutual success. We are thrilled to announce that the following insightful authorities are scheduled to appear in the Perishable Pundit’s “Thought Leaders” panel. 5/29/2014

At The London Produce Show And Conference: ‘Room at the Top? — What U.K. Retailers Can Learn From U.S. Natural/Gourmet Retailing’ Cornell University’s Rod Hawkes Points Out That ‘Upscale’ Has Changed And That The American Experience Points To The Possibility Of Big Changes Ahead For UK Retailing reports that the fracturing of the UK retail market has mostly been about price. The recent growth of Whole Foods and Costco in the UK market may be the entering wedge by which market fragmentation changes from price to format. Cornell’s Rod Hawkes has carefully followed the healthy/gourmet sector in the US and has a theory about what might happen to UK retailing in the future. He titled his talk: “Room at the Top? What U.K. Retailers Can Learn From U.S. Natural/Gourmet Retailing.” We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 5/18/2014

Explore Iconic London During The London Produce Show And Conference With The All-inclusive Spouse/Companion Program reveals that when the first-ever London Produce Show and Conference gets underway on June 4-6, we will welcome delegates from all over the world, many of whom will be making the trip to the UK with their spouse or partner. At the London Produce Show and Conference, we are offering spouses and partners a whole host of luxurious and optional activities to maximize their stay in the UK’s iconic capital. 5/18/2014

Total Produce Pioneers Hi-Tech Access For Produce-Related Content While Learning What Consumers Really Love shares how we received notice that Total Produce, the Irish headquartered spinoff of the old Fyffes Banana and Fresh Produce Group, which now has an ownership interest in Oppy, was employing Near Field Communications technology to create a new tool to interact with consumers. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor, Mira Slott to find out more from Vincent Dolan, European Marketing Manager with Total Produce. 5/18/2014

Is It Policy Or Profit-Making? Positions On Laws As Diverse As Sunday Shopping In The UK And Direct-To-Consumer Auto Sales In The US Driven By Self-Interest, Not The Public Good finds that in the United Kingdom, there is renewed attention to the possibility of reducing restrictions on Sunday hours for large stores. Right now, stores over 3,000 square feet are legally restricted to six hours of trading on Sunday. in the UK, the politics around the issue of Sunday closing are unprincipled. In other words, those who have only or mostly large stores want the ban lifted on Sunday sales. Those that have small stores and thus benefit from restricted competition want restrictions maintained. 5/11/2014

Lisa Cork To Address London Produce Show And Conference: Packaging As A Marketing Tool points out that the UK is a market where almost all the produce is packaged. Yet it is also a market where most of that packaging, whether in clamshells or other plastic packaging carrying only a small label or store brand, does very little selling. That sounded like an opportunity to us, and we knew just where to turn: Packaging guru par excellence, Lisa Cork. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 5/11/2014

REVOLUTIONS IN UK RETAILING: Is Tiny Whole Foods Setting An Example For London Retailing? New Retail Dynamics To Be Discussed At The London Produce Show And Conference  reports that in preparation for the upcoming London Produce Show and Conference, we’ve been spending a good amount of time in the UK, and a fair amount of that time has been spent visiting retailers. As the battle has been painted, you have the so-called “Big Four” — Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and Morrison’s — struggling, while deep discounters, such as ALDI and Lidl, and upscale chains, such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, gain market share. This is all true, but we wonder if Whole Foods isn’t a sleeper in the market, one deserving of much more attention. 4/30/2014

HEADLINER AT THE LONDON PRODUCE SHOW AND CONFERENCE: Former Wal-Mart Exec Bruce Peterson Speaks Out On Consumer Value Perception And The Future Of UK Retailing recalls that when we wrote New Opportunities To Sell Produce In The UK Market Emerging From Tumult — we realized that it was tumult in UK retailing that was redefining the market opportunities in the UK. Obviously there are many experts in the UK on British retailing, and we will have more than our fair share of them at The London Produce Show and Conference but, sometimes, an outsider to the market can both speak more freely and see things from a different perspective. So we asked Bruce Peterson of Wal-Mart fame if he would come to London to share his market analysis. Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Manager Mira Slott gave us this sneak preview. 4/30/2014

New Opportunities To Sell Produce In The UK Market Emerging From Tumult: Aldi And Lidl Boom, Waitrose And M&S Stand Strong While Big Four Retailers Pursue New Procurement Strategies. Diverse Culinary Sector And Large Wholesale Sector Both Provide Alternative Market Entry Paths Will Branding Rise Again? shares that it is an exciting time for the produce industry in the United Kingdom, a time of great flux, and whenever you stand at the precipice of a sea change, there is a substantial opportunity for those willing and able to see beyond the present. To most foreign shippers, there were only four big retailers to sell. The UK market was a very tough one to crack. That picture, though, only holds for those who do business through a rear view mirror. 3/3/2014

Purple Palace Perfect For Frieda’s To Enjoy At The London Produce Show And Conference mentions that we have been getting lots of terrific feedback on The London Produce Show and Conference. Home of the people we speak with want to have booths; others want to sponsor things; some want to be speakers; others want to attend. Karen Caplan, President and CEO at Frieda’s Inc. in Los Alamitos, California, for example, told us she wants to come. We hope she will stay at the headquarters hotel at our discounted rate, but if she likes the UK, we did find the perfect house for her to buy! 3/3/2014

FACING ISSUES GLOBALLY: UK And US Both Wrestle With Immigration Policy The London Produce Show And Conference Is A New Industry Fulcrum Not Only For Trade But For Sharing Ideas finds one of the things we have observed is that issues in the UK are often quite similar to those we wrestle with here in the US, Immigration being one of them. We’ve written a great deal on this issue in the US, and, right now, despite the produce trade’s best efforts, legislation appears to be going nowhere. In the UK, the trade is inflamed due to a recent decision to end a guest worker program. 11/12/2013

Product, Trade, Ideas And Friendship: Insights Into The London Produce Show And Conference finds that when we announced with great excitement the establishment of The London Produce Show and Conference, we knew that pioneers wind up getting arrows shot in the back and, indeed, everything we have ever done — precisely because it has been innovative — has met with some skepticism. First up is a gentleman named Max MacGillivray, who runs a headhunting firm in the UK. Let’s try and answer Max's questions. 10/28/2013

New Event Planned for 2014: The United Kingdom’s Fresh Produce Consortium And PRODUCE BUSINESS Magazine Announce The London Produce Show and Conference as we head off to our 29th consecutive PMA, we are reminded of the powerful draw of this massive event and of Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the two rivals for largest produce event of the year.  Yet no one continental event can meet every need. Our thought was to right this wrong: To bring attention to an important business partner and thought leader in the industry, to restore the United Kingdom to its rightful place in the councils of the global industry. So it is here that we announce the birth of The London Produce Show & Conference.  10/17/2013

Tommy Leighton Named Managing Director For Pundit Sister Company In The UK — A Triumph Of The ‘Do Stuff’ Philosophy! reports how we just announced a new world-class industry event, the London Produce Show and Conference. We reached out to the Fresh Produce Consortium to work with us and we couldn’t imagine a better comrade-in-arms as we proceed. Yet we would have never gotten very far if not for an old friend, Tommy Leighton. We set up an affiliate company in the UK to work with the Fresh Produce Consortium and to represent our interests in the United Kingdom, and we worked hard to woo Tommy, who will keep many of his own projects while also taking on the job of Managing Director for our new British entity. 10/17/2013

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