The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

Corky Anderson, Director of Produce, Earth Fare Supermarket Company – EP91

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have Ross Nelson our Standard Sponsor Co-Host and provide the guest for this weeks interview. Ross brings a world of experience and relationships to this call with Corky Anderson, Director of Produce of Earth Fare Supermarket Company, HQ in North Carolina. Throughout this episode we hear from Ross and Corky on relationships, the long standing history of Earth Fare and the direction they are headed into as well as some good old produce banter on grapes and tangerines. 

Join us this week as we learn more about retail operations and long standing produce relationships in The Produce and supply Chain industry. Let’s also give a huge SHOUT-OUT to our new Fancy Sponsor: Noble Citrus

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org & Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com 

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Jay Gardner & Brian Framson of Citrus America, Inc & Yolanda Ramirez of Ag Tools, Inc. – EP90

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we talk with our Fancy Sponsor Yolanda Ramirez, Vice President of Retail Sales and Brian Framson, President and Jay Gardner, Vice President of Sales of Citrus America, Inc. Yolanda and I have started a 3-part series that stars today about purchasing in the produce industry using data and insights. The first part of this series will be corporate buying, in May we will talk about supplemental purchasing using data/insights, and in June we talk about monitoring external factors in purchasing. 

Next we chat with our featured guests Brian Framson and Jay Gardner of Citrus America. I visited their facility in Oviedo, FL and had a day full of juicing oranges, pomegranates, blood oranges and grapefruit. We talk about the decade of Citrus America being in the United States and the concept of bringing these machines from Vienna. We squeezed fruit and talked about it!! What about Mimosa’s and other drinks that could be mixed with citrus fruits? It’s all about the experience!!!

Join us for this mouth water episode – in person! 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Ashley Kolozsvary of The Life Style Way & Laura Paternostro of Terra Exports – EP89

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with two dynamite women. One of them in our industry and one that has the love for fresh fruits and vegetables. We will initiate this podcast with our Fancy Sponsor Terra Exports very own Laura Paternostro, CFO chatting about grower down payments, ROI, and how to account for trade show/networking functions. 

Next we will travel with Patrick and Ashley down memory road as the have known each other since high school and have taken very different paths in life that has bough them back full circle to fresh produce. Ashley gives an overview of The LifeStyle Way and how to become the better version of yourself, through mental stability, workouts, and good healthy/clean eating. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Jonathan Buettner, Market Manager of Deville Technologies – EP88

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we chat with Jonathan Buettner, Market Manager of Deville Technologies. Jonathan and I met during United Fresh LIVE 365 in June 2020. Jonathan did a quick cameo spot on the podcast turning the exhibitor/attendee interviews during the show and we hit it off. Jonathan has been very supportive of the podcast as well as attending many of the networking events. Today we chat with Jonathan about Deville Technologies and how to create opportunity without seeing it, existing cutting edge solutions and  technical background to solve production problems for consumers in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

SEPC with Jim Gallagher, J&J Family of Farms & Bryan Barsness, Produce IQ. – EP87

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we attended South East Produce Councils -Southern Exposure Trade Show in Orlando, FL. During some of the education sessions and hallway talk I was able to run into some people who wanted to do an interview on the podcast. Well we sat down with Jim Gallagher, President of J & J Family of Farms and Bryan Barsness, Co-founder of Produce IQ. 

Let’s chat in the hallways and in the show about what these two companies are doing this week and beyond. 

Thank you to our sponsors: 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Julie DeWolf, Ross Nelson, Amanda Griffin and Mary Coppola – EP86

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast with Patrick Kelly we have Ross Nelson, Vice President of Retail Execution for our Indianapolis Fruit Company Co-Host the entire episode with United Fresh’s Mary Coppola and Amanda Griffin. We discuss the future of tradeshows and who should be attending these events? Sales Managers, Buyers? Engineers, Marketers – what about the decision makers? You dont want to miss this chat. 

Next Ross and I chat with a long time colleague for Ross and new colleague for myself – Jule DeWolf who is a subject matter expert in the Retail and shopper Marketing trends and insights and an overall leader in the produce and supply chain industry. 

Join us for this fun action packed episode with 4 dynamite people in our industry! 

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Ag Tools Inc., Fancy Sponsor – EP 85

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we finish off SPONSORSHIP Month with a bang. Agtools is a worldwide SaaS platform gathering real-time government and institutional data of over 500 specialty crops commodities, scraping it, including algorithms and M/L for farmers, buyers, and everyone on the supply chain to see and decide how to manage their forecasting and purchase orders. We chat with Martha Montoya, CEO of Ag Tools our first Sponsor of The Produce Industry Podcast and Title Sponsor of The Produce Industry Podcast App. 

Martha and her team are revolutionizing the industry with data, sights and overall leadership. Join us on our last Monday of March Madness. 

Thank you to all our SPONSORS:

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Terra Exports, Fancy Sponsor – EP84

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we represent Terra Exports during our 4th week of Sponsorship Month. Nils Goldschmidt was the OG Fancy Sponsor of the Podcast and has represented the podcast in various different countries with many of the employees with diverse backgrounds. Nils and I have a fun conversation about how important Terra Exports team is to the entire organization, 1 YEAR Podcast anniversary, little band talk and more!!! Join us to learn more about the people behind the scenes in the Produce and Supply Chain Industry. 

Thank you to all our SPONSORS:

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

Indianapolis Fruit Company, Standard Sponsor – EP83

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are in our 3rd week of March and SPONSORSHIP MONTH. In today’s episode we chat with Daniel Corsaro, President of Indianapolis Fruit Company. Daniel and I chat about the new and upcoming in the Produce Industry, there very own brand and weekend winners along grinding every single day. Indianapolis Fruit Company is a Wholesaler/Food Service Distributor and Forwarded for grocery stores throughout the USA. Come JOIN us during Sponsorship month and hear from Daniel Corsaro. 

Thank you to all our SPONSORS:

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

United Fresh Produce Association, Fancy Sponsor – EP82

WELCOME TO SPONSORSHIP MONTH!!!! In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are representing all of our Sponsors this month. It is March 8, 2021 and we will be chatting with Mary Coppola Heslap, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Mary and I are going to travel through March with all the fun and exciting events that United Fresh has to offer. More and more education , engagement and networking. During this week The Produce Industry Podcast is hosting a “Coffee Talk” Networking Hour” during BrandStorm March 11, 2021.Join us to meet new people and learn about United Fresh. 

Thank you to all our SPONSORS:

FANCY SPONSORS: Terra Exports: https://terraexports.com, Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  & United Fresh Produce Association: https://www.unitedfresh.org

Standard Sponsor: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproduceindustrypodcast/support

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