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Sweetgreen Co-Founders Confirmed as Keynote Presenters at Organic Produce Summit 2021


Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman, co-founders and co-CEOs of nationally acclaimed fast causal restaurant chain sweetgreen, have been confirmed as the first of two keynote presenters at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this September in Monterey, CA.

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OPS 2021 Education Session #1 Announcement: Growth of CEA and Its Impact on Organic Fresh Produce


An examination and discussion of the burgeoning growth of indoor grown fresh produce, and its impact on organically grown fruits and vegetables will be the topic of the first of four educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2021. Growth of CEA and Its Impact on Organic Fresh Produce will feature leaders from three progressive Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) producers, offering their insight on the growth of this emerging market segment and how these products are reshaping the landscape of fresh food production.

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Organic Produce Summit 2021 Announces New Dates


September 15-16 in Monterey, California

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Organic Produce Summit 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19


The 2020 Organic Produce Summit (OPS), bringing together producers and buyers of the organic fresh produce industry, has cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19. The event was scheduled for July 8-9, in Monterey, CA.

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"Opportunities and Obstacles for Independent and Natural Food Retailers" Second Educational Session for OPS 2020 Announced


An examination and discussion of the opportunities and obstacles, as well as the advantages and disadvantages in attracting consumers for independent and natural food retailers will be the topic of the second of three educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2020. “Opportunities and Obstacles for Independent and Natural Food Retailers” will feature an overview of the natural and organic retailer landscape and include two independent retailers discussing the challenges of competing against larger and national retail channels.

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Albertson's Co-Chairman Jim Donald Headlines OPS Keynote Presentations


Jim Donald, Albertson’s Co-Chairman and one of most admired CEOs in the world, will be a featured Keynote Presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit, joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a provocative and engaging conversation about the future of the food industry and the role organics will play for consumers and the retail community. 

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New Consumer Data and Analysis to Be Presented at Organic Produce Summit 2020


New consumer data and analysis related to increased organic fresh produce sales from a pair of the industry’s leaders will be featured as part of an educational session at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit, in Monterey, CA. 

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Sweetgreen Co-Founders Confirmed as Keynote Presenters at Organic Produce Summit 2020


Co-founders of nationally acclaimed fast causal restaurant chain sweetgreen have been confirmed as the first of three keynote presentations at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, CA.

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Registration for OPS 2020 Now Open


General attendee and retailer registration for the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit is now open.  OPS 2020, the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce, growers and shippers with retailers and buying organizations across the globe, is slated for July 8-9 at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA.

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Retailer Registration for Organic Produce Summit 2020 Now Open


Retailer registration for the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit is now open. Qualified individuals from retail and direct-to-consumer buying organizations are eligible for complimentary registration and accommodations for the July 8-9 event to be held at Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, CA. 

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OPS 2019 Education Session Announced: International Organic Produce Supply and Trends


A pair of educational sessions related to the burgeoning growth of organic production and sales from a global perspective await attendees at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit, this coming July in Monterey, CA. 

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OPS 2019 Retailer Roundtable Announced


Fresh produce leaders from three of the nations’ most progressive retail and on-line grocery operations have been confirmed as panelists for the Retailer Roundtable at the fourth annual The Organic Produce Summit, on July 10-11 in Monterey, CA.   

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Third Educational Session for OPS 2019 Announced: Tackling Food Waste- Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line.


With global food loss and waste estimated to be between one-third and one-half of all food produced, its impact on the environment and a company’s bottom line will be the subject of the third of six educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2019.  “Tackling Food Waste--- Good for the Planet and the Bottom Line” will feature leaders from various aspects of the supply chain discussing the causes and solutions in reducing food waste. 

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Second Educational Session for OPS 2019 Announced: The Future of Organic Meals at Retail


An examination and discussion of  organic meals at retail operations as part of the booming in-store foodservice category will be the topic of the  second of six educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2019.  “The Future of Organic Meals at Retail”, will feature  leaders on the production and retail side discussing the growth and expansion of organic fresh meals for consumers in various retail channels. 

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OPS 2019 Ed Session Announced: The Evolution of Wholesalers and Distributors of Organic Fresh Produce


The first of six educational sessions at Organic Produce Summit 2019 will focus on the changing role of wholesalers and distributors of organic fresh produce and its impact in providing fresh organic items to consumers across the globe. “The Evolution of Wholesaler/Distributors of Organic Fresh Produce”, will feature leaders from three geographic regions of the United States discussing the evolution and expansion of organic fresh produce wholesalers and distributors.

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Award Winning Chef Dan Barber and Consumer Activist Robyn O'Brien Confirmed as Keynote Presenters at Organic Produce Summit


Award winning chef and author Dan Barber and organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien have been confirmed as keynote presenters at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, CA.

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President of Albertson's Own Brand Delivers Keynote at Organic Produce Summit


Bounding on to the stage at the third annual Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, California, Geoff White, President of Albertson’s Own Brands, including the bestselling O Organic brand, called out to the thousand-plus audience members, “How does it feel to be part of the fastest growing segment in the grocery business?”

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Third Annual Organic Produce Summit Draws 1,500 to Monterey


Opportunities and challenges associated with e-commerce highlighted conversation at the third annual Organic Produce Summit held in Monterey, California July 11-12. The third annual OPS continued its impressive growth, with over 1,500 people in attendance this year, including nearly 300 retail buyers, as well as a sold-out exhibition featuring 130 organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors networking with retailers, wholesalers, and buyers from across North America.

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Third Annual Organic Produce Summit to host over 1,200 attendees; including 250 Retail Buyers


With less than one month to go before the third annual Organic Produce Summit, organizers are touting a 30 percent increase in attendance, including over 250 retail buyers participating in the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together producers and buyers of the organic fresh produce industry. OPS 2018 will be held July 11-12 at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA.

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Overview of Organic Fresh Produce Ingredients Added to OPS 2018 Program


The sixth and final educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2018 will focus on the growing organic ingredient industry and the opportunities for producers and retailers to capitalize on new consumer products. “Organic Ingredients---Creating New Opportunities in Fresh Produce” will feature leaders from global organic fresh produce ingredient supply chain companies discussing the evolution and expansion of the multi-billion-dollar organic ingredient category.

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Wal-Mart, Kroger and Meijer, Fresh Produce Leaders featured at Organic Produce Summit 2018 | Retailer Roundtable


Fresh produce leaders from three of the nations’ largest and most recognized grocery operations have been confirmed as panelists for the Retailer Roundtable at the third annual The Organic Produce Summit, on July 11-12 in Monterey, CA. 

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"Organic Supply Chain I & II - Opportunities and Challenges" | Educational Sessions at OPS 2018 Announced


The complexities of supply chain management for fresh organic produce comes as no surprise to those involved in the day-to day production, sales and distribution within the multi-billion-dollar industry. The Organic Produce Summit 2018 will host two educational breakout sessions delving into the various opportunities and challenges throughout the organic supply chain, featuring industry leaders from major components of the supply chain.

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Albertsons' Geoff White, O Organic Brand President, Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at OPS 2018


Geoff White, President of Albertson’s Own Brands, including the bestselling O organic brand, has been announced as the third keynote presenter at the Organic Produce Summit 2018, this coming July in Monterey, CA.  

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Second Educational Session at OPS 2018 Announced, Nielsen and Hartman Group Dive into Organic Fresh Sales and the "Why Behind the Buy"


The second of six educational sessions to be held at the Organic Produce Summit 2018 will provide a data dive into sales, trends and analysis of organic fresh produce, while examining consumer behavior and attitudes of the multi-billion-dollar category.  “Organic Sales, Analysis and the Why Behind the Buy” will feature representatives from research firm Nielsen and consumer insights company The Hartman Group at OPS 2018, July 11-12 in Monterey, CA.

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First Educational Session at OPS 2018 Announced "E-Grocery and the Future of Organic Fresh Produce at Retail" Features Peapod, Instacart and Sun Basket


The first of six educational sessions to be held at the Organic Produce Summit 2018 has been confirmed and will focus on the disruptive direct-to-consumer food business and its impact on fresh organic produce and the changing retail landscape.  “E-Grocery and the Future of Organic Fresh Produce at Retail” will feature representatives from three of the nation’s leading digital grocers and meal delivery companies at OPS 2018, July 11-12 in Monterey, CA.

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Campbell Fresh President and Best-selling Author Confirmed as Keynote Speakers at Organic Produce Summit


The president of one of the worlds most recognized consumer fresh brands and a thought-provoking best-selling author have been confirmed as keynote presenters at Organic Produce Summit 2018, this coming July in Monterey, CA.

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Attendee Registration for Organic Produce Summit 2018 Opens Today


General attendee registration for the third annual Organic Produce Summit will open on Monday, January 8 on the OPS website (www.organicproducesummit.com).  Special “Early Bird” pricing is available during the month of January for the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors with retailers and buying organizations across North America.

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