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2016

Ellen Hoog 
Pro Hockey Player
Olympic Champion

TAGS: Hoog, Olympic, Veldkamp, field hockey, organic, Grenzeloos Gezond, diet, PRODUCE BUSINESS, Amsterdam, Aiello, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference Celebrates Nutrition And Fitness Featuring: Olympic Champions: Bart Veldkamp And Ellen Hoog with a major focus on health at The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference it was important to throw the exercise part of the health equation into the mix, so we were pleased to integrate two super elite athletes into the event. John Aiello is a Contributing editor at Pundit Sister Publication, PRODUCE BUSINESS, and he interviewed Ellen Hoog, pro hockey player and multiple world and Olympic champion, to get a sense of her relationship with fresh fruits and vegetables. 11/2/2016

Sergio Borquez
Grape Harvest Manager
Campos Borquez
Sonora, Mexico

TAGS: Borquez, Amsterdam Produce Show & Conference, Fair Trade, tierra nueva, water, health, Mexico, grapes, asparagus, Kayla Young, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

LIVING WITH A PURPOSE - Campos Borquez/Whole Foods/Fair Trade/The Workforce Form Partnership To Help People And Maybe Save The Reputation Of The Industry Project Unveiled  At The Amsterdam Produce Show what Campos Borquez is doing impacts all four focus sectors of the Knowledge Centre at the Amsterdam Produce Show & Conference (Innovation, Sustainability, Education & Health) and challenges the industry to go beyond “showcase projects” at the farm, to really consider what would enhance the life of the workers and their families, much of that life taking place not on farm property but back in their home villages. So we were fortunate when Sergio Borquez agreed to speak in Amsterdam. We asked PRODUCE BUSINESS Contributing Editor Kayla Young to seek a sneak preview of this meaningful presentation. 10/26/2016

Rene Hanssens
Sector Manager
Agro-Food, International Trade & Investment
Rotterdam Partners,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Catherine Kalamidas
Account Manager Congresses
Convention Bureau, Rotterdam Partners
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

TAGS: Hanssens, Kalamidas, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Rotterdam Partners, Netherlands, Europe, Dutch, international, cress, Mira Slott, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amsterdam And Rotterdam A Complete Produce Picture
See Them Both As The World Of Produce Pivots Its Attention To The Kingdom Of The Netherlands
reveals that perhaps the most asked question as we launched The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference was why Amsterdam? After all, the bulk of the industry is in Rotterdam or Westland. Well we saw it as having the best of both worlds. Recognized as a hub of trade and font of innovation for hundreds of years, Amsterdam is clearly the place that travelers from the Americas, Asia, Africa, etc. all want to visit. We wanted to get more insight into what visitors will experience as they traverse both Amsterdam and Rotterdam, so we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to pay a visit. Here is her report. 10/25/2016

Bruce Peterson
President
Peterson Insights
Former Senior Vice President
and General Merchandise Manager of Perishables
Wal-mart Bentonville, AR

TAGS: Peterson, Ahold, Delhaize, Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference, merger, Wal-Mart, consolidation, Amazon, John Aiello, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

In The Wake Of The Ahold And Delhaize Merger Bruce Peterson, Founder Of Wal-Mart’s Produce Program, Discusses Retail Consolidation And Retail Differentiation At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference  finds that in the aftermath of the merger of Ahold and Delhaize, Bruce Peterson heads to the very heart of the European produce industry — the Netherlands — to share what the experience of building the largest produce program in the world taught him about retail differentiation. We asked John Aiello, Contributing Editor at Pundit sister publication PRODUCE BUSINESS to find out more. 10/20/2016

Dr. John Stanton
Professor and Chairman
Food Marketing Department
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA

TAGS: Stanton, Saint Joseph’s University, Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference, marketing, sales, promotion, John Aiello, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

Promotional Optimization Used To Ramp Up Produce Sales...At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference, Professor John Stanton Will Reveal Techniques From Grocery That Can Boost Produce Sales shares that Professor Stanton has agreed to bring his insight to the very heart of the European produce trade, to The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. We asked John Aiello, Contributing Editor at Pundit sister publication PRODUCE BUSINESS, to see if he could get some insight into what Professor Stanton intends to present. 10/20/2016

Miranda van den Ende
Manager
Tomato World,
Honselersdijk, The Netherlands

TAGS: van den Ende, Tomato World, Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference, Netherlands, horticulture, greenhouse, retailers, Mira Slott, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

Tomato World: A Horticultural Disneyland Of Dutch Varieties feels that no matter how many programs we offer and how many tours we conduct at The New York Produce Show and Conference, The London Produce Show and Conference and The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, there are many other things to see and do, especially in a place such as Holland where the produce industry is celebrated. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to pay a visit to one of many produce-related venues attendees could visit while in the Netherlands. 10/20/2016

Robert Walsleben,
Director European Business
Robinson Fresh, C.H. Robinson European headquarters
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In Search Of The Best Talent… Robinson Fresh Opens New European Headquarters In Amsterdam... Attendees Of The Amsterdam Produce Show & Conference Invited On A Special Tour when we looked at the location for an event in the Netherlands, we didn’t hesitate to choose Amsterdam. When it came to identifying allies for this point of view, we didn’t have to look far. Robinson Fresh has its headquarters in Amsterdam and the reason tells us a lot about Robinson Fresh and C.H. Robinson. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more about this American giant that has made its European capital in Amsterdam. 10/11/2016

Dr. John Stanton
Professor and Chairman
Food Marketing Department
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA

TAGS: Stanton, Saint Joseph’s University, London Produce Show and Conference , GMO, labeling, branding, packaging, consumers, marketing, Mira Slott, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

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

Bruce Peterson
President
Peterson Insights
Former Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Perishables for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

TAGS: Peterson, Wal-Mart, ASDA, London Produce Show, Sears, Amazon, fragmentation, packaging, delivery, Mira Slott, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

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

Brad Rickard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Management
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

TAGS: Brad Rickard, Cornell University, labels, food waste, London Produce Show and Conference, discarded, packaging, Mira Slott, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

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

Miguel I. Gómez
Associate Professor
Charles H. Dyson School of
Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

TAGS: Miguel I. Gómez, Cornell University, London Produce Show and Conference, trade agreements, Europe, China, phytosanitary, barriers, Mira Slott, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor

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

Dr. Mansour Samadpour
Founder, Principal
IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group
Lake Forest Park, Washington

Spinach Crisis Déjà vu: Dr. Mansour Samadpour Retained By Chipotle To Boost Food Safety Efforts: Increased Product Testing, Outsourced Processed Produce, & New In-Store Kill-Steps Are Part Of New Moves To Keep Customers Safe But Is Chipotle Over-Promising? Will Food Safety Be The Priority As Memories Fade? The CDC issued its “final update” on the Chipotle E. coli 026 outbreak without identifying a specific product as the source. Though finding a specific product at fault would have been satisfying, our experience is that it probably would have simply led Chipotle to change suppliers. Not finding a culprit may have helped the cause of food safety, as it has led Chipotle executives to order a comprehensive review of its operation, specifically focused on food safety.  To help drive this process, Chipotle retained a brilliant food safety expert. We asked Pundit Investigator & Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 2/3/2016

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