Pundit Mailbag — Praising A Forum Where The Industry Can Make Itself Better
Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit, May 13, 2015
Our Pundit of April 7, 2015 featured four pieces:
WHAT IS IN A BRAND?
Will Marketing Boost Sales Of Inconsistent Produce?
Industry Issue vs. Individual Opportunity
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
A TRIPLE CROWN OF AWARDS:
For Commentary Well-Thought;Events Well-Presented; A Life Well-Lived…
All In Service To An Industry Well-Loved
A Great Way Not To Get Hired
The issue attracted many comments, some of which we dealt with in pieces such as these:
Pundit’s Mailbag: Bruce Peterson Hits 'Nail On The Head' When It Comes To Retailers Hiring Credentials Over Experience
Pundit’s Mailbag — Branding, Private Label and TANSTAAFL
We also received notes that addressed the issue as a whole, such as this one:
Jin Ju, you are making us blush!
What we have learned is that those who want to avoid discussion of industry problems cause resources to be wasted as less-than-optimal solutions are tried.
There really is more intelligence in all of us than in any one of us. If you take a look at our Pundit Interviews or Pundit Letters to the Editor, you see what great pride we can take in being a format where the industry can make itself better by airing public discussion and analysis on important industry issues.
We are proud to serve that role and thank Jin Ju for being willing to engage in order to help advance the industry.