Friday, 14 December 2018

Growing Produce Skills - LIVE - From the CPMA Trade Show Floor



When matching career expectations, communication is key. And with today’s generational shift discussing changing career priorities is becoming paramount to staff retention. Join us for an open conversation on current professional development expectations from young professionals in the industry and how those expectations align with the vision business leaders have for their employees.





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Friday, 30 November 2018

The Future is Floral - LIVE! From the CPMA Trade Show Floor


In this presentation from the CPMA Trade Show Floor we're exploring Fresh Trends in Floral. Pulling from his over 35 years of experience and unique insights into this part of the fresh category, J Schwanke  (ubloom.com) will discuss how the latest trends in the floral department are poised to influence the future of both the produce department and the broader retail industry. 





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Friday, 26 October 2018

Retail and the Industry Today - - LIVE! From the CPMA Trade Show Floor


From the Learning Lounge on the CPMA Trade Show floor, CPMA has queried industry leaders to create a series of questions for our retail panel that identify the biggest issues and hot buttons for retail and their expectations from their suppliers as they navigate the ever-changing Canadian retail landscape.

Speakers:   Frank Gambioli, Loblaw Companies
                    Jim Waites, Overwaitea Food Group
                    Reza Bafandeh, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc.

Moderator:  Les Mallard, Fyffes North America Inc.







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Friday, 28 September 2018

My Produce Story featuring Angela Santiago and Brian Faulkner - LIVE! From the CPMA Trade Show Floor


This episode we’re taking you back to the Learning Lounge on the CPMA Trade Show Floor for a session featuring two interesting career stories. How often do you get a chance to sit down with a top level produce professional to find out about their produce story?  How they got to where they are and who helped them along the way?  This session will feature a deep dive into the careers of two such individuals:
  • Angela Santiago, CEO and Co-Founder,  The Little Potato Company
  • Brian Faulkner, VP Sales & Marketing, BC Fresh Vegetables Inc.

The discussion was moderated by Mario Masellis, from Catania Worldwide.





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Friday, 31 August 2018

Produce Disruptors: Trade, Transportation and Technology - LIVE! From the CPMA Trade Show Floor


This month on Produce Talks we’re bringing you to our Learning Lounge on the CPMA Trade Show Floor for the session on produce disruptors. NAFTA, ELDs, and other acronyms are having huge impacts on how businesses need to approach trade, transportation, and technology. So how do we mitigate these produce disruptors and ensure we’re prepared for what’s to come? Our panel of senior industry executives debate what they see as the essential details that companies need to pay attention to moving forward.

This panel featured Brent Lloyd, The Star Group, Guy Milette, Courchesne Larose Ltée, Stewart Lapage, The Oppenheimer Group and was hosted by Alison Robertson, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association  





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Friday, 27 July 2018

Stewardship and Produce


In Canada, there are a number of programs that require companies to take responsibility for their part in creating consumer waste.  This month on Produce Talks we’re touching base with Calla Farn the Vice President, Steward Relations at the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance to discuss how the stewardship programs work.  We’re also touching base with Steve Roosdahl Executive Director of Supply Chain for the Oppenheimer Group to get the industry perspective on how the industry needs to respond.





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Friday, 29 June 2018

Research and the Future of Produce


This month we’re touching base with Dr. Amy Bowen, the Research Director at Vineland Research to discuss how research shapes the produce industry, particularly in Canada.  We touch on some of the different types of research being done, the importance of consumers, and why transparency is key.





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