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Bakker Berendrecht’s Maarten Van Hamburg Shares Rare Insights On Procurement For Albert Heijn; Offers Glimpse Of Future Omni-Channel Challenges At Amsterdam Produce Summit We’ve been fortunate to have the engagement of the largest food retailer in the Netherlands, Albert Heijn, ever since the launch of our Amsterdam event. This year, we are excited to have the chair filled by Maarten van Hamburg, the General Manager of Albert Heijn’s service provider, Bakker Barendrecht, the strategic partner for getting fresh produce through the supply chain and onto the shelves. We asked Mira Slott, Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor, to find out what kind of insights Maarten might share at the event. 11/11/2018

Robinson Fresh To Offer Fresh Intelligence And Hands-on Knowledge About Omni-Channel Consumers During Special Tour To Its Amsterdam HQ As part of The Amsterdam Produce Summit, we will offer a tour of the European headquarters of CH Robinson and Robinson Fresh. Executives of these two companies have done us a special favor in doing an important research report on the nexus of produce and omni-channel. We are most grateful that they will be unveiling the results of their latest Omni-Channel study in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get us a sneak preview of what those on the tour to Robinson Fresh’s European Headquarters will learn while in Amsterdam. 11/9/2018

Powerful Panel Of Produce And Omni-Channel Experts Assembled For Amsterdam Produce Summit In addition to presentations, at the event we will also have a spirited discussion about the intersection of Omni-Channel and the produce industry. Our key speakers will be joined by Maarten van Hamburg.  He is a powerhouse in the Dutch produce industry. It is a formidable array of talent and expertise gathered together in Amsterdam, an Iconic innovation city in the Netherlands, the very heart of the global produce trade. It is our pleasure to unveil the 2018 Thought-Leader Panel at The Amsterdam Produce Summit. 11/9/2018

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION AT AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT: Chinese Entrepreneur And Practice-Leader Loren Zhao Talks About His Company, FruitDay, And Shares Real-World Knowledge On Selling Fruit To Consumers Via E-Commerce While Previewing The Omni-Channel Future One simply cannot discuss the intersection of the produce business and omni-channel without talking about China. We are fortunate to have a superstar entrepreneur from China to guide us in understanding and learning from his Chinese experience. Loren Zhao is the single most important person in China when it comes to the intersection of produce and the omni-channel future. We are honored and grateful that he is traveling so far to share his knowledge and engage with us in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what he has in store for us at the event. 10/30/2018

ONLY IN AMSTERDAM… Walmart’s Senior Director Of Omnichannel Rand Waddoups To Talk About Ways To Build E-commerce Synergies With Produce In the Omni-Channel space, there is no practitioner more important than Walmart, the world’s largest buyer of produce. So, we were thrilled when we learned that Rand Waddoups, who holds the title of Senior Director Omnichannel for Walmart, was willing to share his thoughts with us in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get us a “sneak preview” of what Rand intends to discuss in Amsterdam. 10/22/2018

Kantar Worldpanel Interview Part II - 10 DATA-RICH INGREDIENTS TO OMNI-CHANNEL SUCCESS 'E-Commerce Is A Must-Have, And Fresh Produce Will Be The Next Playing Ground.' In Part I of our interview with Stéphane Roger, he used Kantar’s data to lay out the big picture of what is happening with omni-channel today. In Part II, Mira Slott, Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor, explores Stéphane’s views on the significance of produce to retailers’ omni-channel efforts and the meaning of omni-channel to the produce supply chain. 10/22/2018

 

‘CAPTAIN OF RETAIL’ JORG SNOECK SPEAKS AT AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT: How To Navigate The Omni-Channel Revolution — New Consumers, New Technology, New Outlets For Shopping the most renowned speaker in the Benelux on retail issues is Jorg Snoeck. When we heard that Jorg, founder of RetailDetail, working with Pauline Neerman, editor at RetailDetail, had published a new book, titled The Future of Shopping, we knew that we had to have Jorg at The Amsterdam Produce summit, which this year is headlined, Retail Strategies: Seizing Success in the Omni-Channel Future. How do we deal with the Yin and Yang of produce and omni-channel? We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 10/14/2018

Markon’s Tim York To Speak In Amsterdam: How To Profit From Omni-Channel Proficiency… Foodservice, Retail And The Produce Supply Chain In the foodservice sector, Tim York gets direct feedback from a diverse group of distributors. Since Markon is a cooperative, part of Tim’s job is to make sure that the members are positioned for success, so it is no surprise that he is thinking deeply about omni-channel. Is it really omni-channel if the fries just don’t taste the same at home as they do in the restaurant? How will consumers learn of new products if buying off a telephone screen? Will restaurants become the sampling channel for retail sales? It is to wrestle with questions such as these that Tim is coming to Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 10/11/2018

10 DATA-RICH INGREDIENTS TO OMNI-CHANNEL SUCCESS
Kantar Worldwide To Highlight Fresh Data At Amsterdam Produce Summit
 We have been fortunate to have experts from Kantar share their insights into many subjects.  These presentations are always data-rich and, we’re fortunate that Kantar recently revealed a new study. We are especially delighted to have Stéphane Roger, Global Shopper & Retail Director at Kantar Worldpanel, join us in Amsterdam to explain the study findings. In Part I of Special Projects Editor Mira Slott’s conversation with Stéphane he details ten key findings from the research. Part II will lay out more specifics in the data mix that has led Stéphane to these conclusions. 10/5/2018

AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT PREVIEW (PART II) More From Packaging Expert Lisa Cork:  Omni-channel Retailing Opens Floodgates Of Produce Marketing Opportunities (And Challenges)  Part I focused on big picture issues regarding Omni-Channel retailing and the produce supply chain. You can, and should, read the whole thing here: AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT PREVIEW PART I: Branding and Packaging Expert Lisa Cork Takes Deep Dive Into Omni-Channel Retailing And The Prospects For Fresh Now, in Part II of this “sneak preview” piece, Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott and Lisa have a deep-dive discussion into the real issues, practical problems and enormous opportunities that lay ahead. 10/1/2018

AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT PREVIEW PART I: Branding and Packaging Expert Lisa Cork Takes Deep Dive Into Omni-Channel Retailing And The Prospects For Freshhow can shippers and retailers avoid an undifferentiated, low profit, pure commodity future?

This was a clear issue we wanted to deal with at The Amsterdam Produce Summit, and we knew just the person to help. Lisa Cork has been doing a major deep-dive into omni-channel retailing and is traveling halfway around the world to share her findings with us. As a preview to the Amsterdam Produce Summit, we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what Lisa is planning for Amsterdam. Her presentation is so CHOCK FULL OF VALUE that one “sneak-preview” piece won’t suffice! So, we’ve broken it up into Two Parts. Here is Part I of our preview of what will be a "must see" presentation. 9/26/2018

Cornell Professor Miguel Gómez Reveals How Omni-Channel Retailing Creates Challenges And Opportunities For The Produce Supply Chain. Exclusive Presentation At The Amsterdam Produce Summit This November this year The Amsterdam Produce Summit is calling for a new generation of visionaries — thought- and practice-leaders both — who are able to look beyond the short term and, instead, position themselves, their organizations and their businesses for success in the brave new world of an omni-channel future. One of the presenters at the Summit, on November 13, will bring the substantial research resources of Cornell University to Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get us a “sneak preview” of professor Miguel Gómez’s presentation. 9/16/2018

A Quarter Century of Progress In A Unique Conversation With The Pundit, Learn How Nitin Agrawal -- The 'George Washington' Of The Indian Grape Industry -- And Euro Fruits Have Built An Industry And Changed The World… Learn The Ethical Basis Of Leadership All At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference We received a simple document, titled Euro Fruits Impact Report 2017 that reminded us that it was the 25th anniversary of Nitin Agrawal’s founding of Euro Fruits and thus of the Indian grape export industry. We knew instantly what had to be done and we soon were granted a great honor, as Nitin Agrawal has agreed to come to come to The Amsterdam Produce show and Conference and engage in an exclusive conversation with yours truly, to discuss the incredible story of the development of this industry from nothing to an industry that now regularly exports 187 million metric tons in a year. 11/14/2017

Reaching Across The BeNeLux: A First-Hand Look At Brussels Wholesale Markets And An Interview With Powerhouse Group A. De Witte Stijn Vermoere, Marketing Manager, To Share Insight On Wholesale Panel At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference We thought we would start exploring the broader ecosystem surrounding The Amsterdam event. In the US, this task takes us to cities such as Philadelphia where we offer tours, and we thought we would ask Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to go to nearby Brussels and see what she could learn on the market there. 11/14/2017

Amsterdam Produce Show Speaker Jelger de Vriend Will Examine What Is Necessary To Be ‘Best in Fresh’ When we first headed out to the Netherlands to start talking to people in the produce trade, Jelger’s name came up over and over. It seemed to us he was among the most well-connected people in produce. So, we were thrilled when we had the opportunity to have him present here at The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 11/14/2017

‘A Man Believes What He Wants To Believe’ Dutch Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Swimmer — And Cancer Survivor — Maarten van der Wiejden Will Talk About Diet Variation, Vegetables And A Vision Of Belief At The Amsterdam Produce Show When we had the opportunity to have Maarten van der Wiejden, winner of the Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, speak to our industry about his battle with cancer and how he lives his life today, we leapt to have him be part of our event. 11/14/2017

‘Believe In Your Strength And Focus On Your Goals’ Dutch Paralympic Hand Cyclist Tim De Vries Teaches Us To Find That ‘One Spark Of Positivity’ At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference When an individual has had some bad luck, yet has not allowed himself or herself to accept this misfortune as a justification for failing to achieve, we all get the benefit of realizing that our problems are often petty and that, we too, can rise above our difficulties and achieve the things we value in our lives. Self-pity can be a very destructive emotion, so we found a very inspiring person to meet with attendees and sign autographs while inspiring us to be all we can be. We asked Samina Virani, contributing editor to Pundit sister publication ProduceBusinessUK.com, to help us better understand Tim De Vries' story. 11/14/2017

 

Never Give Up: With No Lower Left Leg, Mother Of Three Saskia van den Ouden Keeps Winning Medals And Providing Inspiration At The Amsterdam Produce Show What is your advice for aspiring athletes? What is something you can give as a message to people? "Never give up. I really love the feeling of running. It’s amazing the feeling. It’s everything for me. The feeling of my body when I run. I feel full. When I run, I feel complete again. I’m feeling free. I’m so happy when I do that. I have a prosthetic leg and then when I run, I feel normal. I’m just like you." 11/14/2017

The Berry Category: Global Trade, Genetics, Branding And More: Roberta Cook Unveils Results Of In-Depth Data Dive At The Amsterdam Produce Show When we had the chance to get Roberta Cook to do an in-depth research project on fresh berries and reveal a European Perspective in Amsterdam and an American twist at The Global Trade Symposium in New York, we committed quickly. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what Roberta had in store for us in Amsterdam. 11/7/2017

As SFI Rotterdam Celebrates Its 40th Year, Owners Dirk And Jan Marc Schulz Talk Frankly About Changes In The Industry, Some Better Than Others SFI Rotterdam, owned by the Schulz family, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a celebration at The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. What lessons could be drawn from an independent family-owned business that would be of interest to our broader industry readership and the notably astute senior level Amsterdam Produce Show attendees? We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to see what 40 years of business could teach the broader produce industry. 11/7/2017

At The Amsterdam Produce Show, St. Joe’s Professor John Stanton Discusses The Great Trinity Fueling Modern Retailing: Millennials, Convenience And Technology We have been honored to have John Stanton address our events previously. So, when Pundit sister publication PRODUCE BUSINESS is running a cover story with a title The Great Retail Explosion of 2017 and Professor Stanton wanted to present on the convulsions going on in the retailing of produce, it was really no-brainer. We asked John Aiello, Contributing Editor at PRODUCE BUSINESS, to find out more. 11/7/2017

Dan Kass, Former Managing Director/International Sales At Wonderful Citrus, Sheds Light On The Current State Of Global Citrus Trading At Amsterdam Produce Show Dan Kass has attended The London Produce Show and Conference and The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, so he knows well our high-level audience and, having just embarked on a freelance approach, he comes straight from industry battles. As soon as we heard he was available, we snapped him up. We asked John Aiello, Contributing Editor at Pundit sister publication PRODUCE BUSINESS, to find out more. 11/7/2017

At Upcoming Amsterdam Produce Show, Power Of Produce Researcher Anne-Marie Roerink Shows Ways To 'Get Produce Right' To Win In The New Disruptive Retail Environment One mega-trend that has transformed produce retailing more than any other is the move to data from intuition and experience. To make that data actionable, we need to transform it into insight, and few have helped in this effort more directly than the US-based Food Marketing Institute, or FMI. We are pleased to help gain international exposure for this important work by giving them a speaking forum in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to gain more insights by speaking with FMI’s analytics partner in this study. 10/31/2017

CH Robinson/Robinson Fresh Offers Insights On Consumers And Global Produce Distribution While Providing Amsterdam Produce Show Visitors An Exclusive Insider Tour Opportunities for learning at global produce events are often serendipitous. Last year at the launch of The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, we had the good fortune to offer a tour that included the Robinson Fresh European headquarters in Amsterdam. We are returning this year with some new twists, including Robinson Fresh flying in Gina Garvin, their Director of Consumer Insights, to help elevate the tour further. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what lies ahead for the lucky attendees this year. 10/31/2017

Michiel van Zanten On Produce Procurement: Insights From Albert Heijn/Ahold Delhaize Prelude To Amsterdam Produce Show's Thought-Leader Panel We are fortunate to have such wonderful people (and companies that support them) who are willing to share their knowledge, experience and insight to make the whole industry better. The whole Thought Leader Panel is extraordinary, and in advance of the event, we wanted to explore the rich intelligence being laid out at the show. 10/17/2017

Unique In Approach, FMI Research Answers Questions For Retailers And Producers With New Disclosures At Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference The Food Marketing Institute happens to do some of the most intriguing research relevant to fresh produce on the face of the globe. What makes this research compelling? Most research is done by surveying consumers, which tell us what answers people want to give to questions when asked – not what they actually do. Some research is drawn off shopper spending data, which tells us what consumers actually do – but not why they do it. FMI, almost uniquely, does research that combines both. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get a sneak preview of what revelations the FMI research provides for attendees at The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 10/17/2017

Global Industry To Converge And Engage At Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference As Stellar Thought-Leader Breakfast Panel Unveiled In order to gain a competitive advantage, you need to do things your competitors don’t! It is pretty obvious that we should all attend the events where one regularly does business. But the competitive advantage comes from going places and doing things beyond the norm. We’ve been able to create a secret weapon, exclusively for the most progressive leaders, for those who own tomorrow. Nothing better symbolizes what we gather than our Perishable Pundit’s Thought-Leader Breakfast Panel. It is with great pride that we announce the 2017 roster for the Perishable Pundit’s Thought-Leader Breakfast Panel kicking off the main show day of The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 10/8/2017

Cornell’s Ed McLaughlin — Leading Authority On Global Retailing — To Keynote Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference: ‘DISRUPTION AT RETAIL’ … What Whole Foods, Amazon, Lidl, Aldi And Wal-Mart Mean For The Produce Industry In a year when Lidl began its American invasion and Amazon bought Whole Foods, retail is the nexus of concern in the industry – and Cornell’s Ed McLaughlin is recognized as the world’s single most prominent expert on the evolution of retail as it connects to the food industry. There is simply no one on earth who so seamlessly combines an understanding of global retailing, the produce industry and who thinks so profoundly about the future. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott, to get a sneak preview of Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference  keynote speaker Professor McLaughlin’s presentation. 10/3/2017

The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, we now have many friends throughout the Netherlands and many have passed on a video that the producers of the Dutch TV show “Sunday with Lubach” broadcast that was designed to introduce The Netherlands to America’s new President. It is not clear how much it reflects Dutch attitudes, but it raises the question of how the world will perceive the whole “America First” attitude that President Trump is promulgating. 5/11/2017

Being Audacious In Amsterdam finds it doubtful Henry Ford ever really said that if he enquired, people would say they wanted faster horses, but it doesn’t matter. The idea expressed is an argument for audacious innovation, a rebellion against cautious incrementalism, and this is what brings us to Amsterdam today. It is what underlies The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 11/2/2016

For The First Time On The Continent Introducing The Perishable Pundit’s Thought Leaders Panel At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference shares that one of the highlights of The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference that we are bringing to Amsterdam is kicking off the day of the show with our “Thought Leaders” panel. The program is intentionally designed this way because before we head off to a trade show, we need to open our minds to new ideas and new ways of doing things. We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Thought Leaders Panel at The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 11/2/2016

Instock Innovation: Albert Heijn Partners To Rescue Food feels the issue of food waste is top of mind for many now. So with The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference fast approaching, we heard about a new approach Albert Heijn is supporting that just might make a difference. So we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 11/2/2016

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 Aeillo 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

Boosting Produce Consumption: Can Cucumber Time Move Things Forward? reports that this past summer Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott came to the Netherlands to check things out as a chance to gain context for The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. She learned she was there for “Cucumber Time” and that the name was being used as an excuse for a promotion and that it was all designed to help boost consumption. We asked Mira to find out more. 11/2/2016

There’s a Dutch Saying... Amsterdam Produce Show To Bridge Cultures And Channel Innovation reveals that whenever you deal with people outside your own country, you have to find ways to bridge cultural divides. The Dutch are quite forthright and blunt. To an American or Brit, it can come off as offensive – though no offense is intended. In time, we came to appreciate this character trait; it lets you know where you stand. We sent Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to see what nuances of communication she could glean in Holland. 11/2/2016

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

PRODUCE AND GENERATION Z - Can We Make Our Pitch Effective In Eight Seconds Or Less?  With a new model event such as The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, itis natural that we should seek ways to better understand and communicate with younger people. So when we heard that Nic Jooste at Cool Fresh International was doing a study on exactly that subject and had teamed up with a young intern to make it happen, we knew we had a match. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 10/26/2016

Being Audacious In Amsterdam finds it doubtful Henry Ford ever really said that if he enquired, people would say they wanted faster horses, but it doesn’t matter. The idea expressed is an argument for audacious innovation, a rebellion against cautious incrementalism, and this is what brings us to Amsterdam today. It is what underlies The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 11/2/2016

For The First Time On The Continent Introducing The Perishable Pundit’s Thought Leaders Panel At The Amsterdam Produce Show And Conference shares that one of the highlights of The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference that we are bringing to Amsterdam is kicking off the day of the show with our “Thought Leaders” panel. The program is intentionally designed this way because before we head off to a trade show, we need to open our minds to new ideas and new ways of doing things. We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Thought Leaders Panel at The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 11/2/2016

Instock Innovation: Albert Heijn Partners To Rescue Food feels the issue of food waste is top of mind for many now. So with The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference fast approaching, we heard about a new approach Albert Heijn is supporting that just might make a difference. So we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 11/2/2016

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

Boosting Produce Consumption: Can Cucumber Time Move Things Forward? reports that this past summer Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott came to the Netherlands to check things out as a chance to gain context for The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. She learned she was there for “Cucumber Time” and that the name was being used as an excuse for a promotion and that it was all designed to help boost consumption. We asked Mira to find out more. 11/2/2016

There’s a Dutch Saying... Amsterdam Produce Show To Bridge Cultures And Channel Innovation reveals that whenever you deal with people outside your own country, you have to find ways to bridge cultural divides. The Dutch are quite forthright and blunt. To an American or Brit, it can come off as offensive – though no offense is intended. In time, we came to appreciate this character trait; it lets you know where you stand. We sent Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to see what nuances of communication she could glean in Holland. 11/2/2016

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

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

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

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

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

Be Present At The Creation A New Industry Institution To Be Born THE AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SHOW & CONFERENCE Premiers This November At The Iconic…And Symbolic…Westergasfabriek one way we have helped the industry is by identifying exceptional communities, making outreach to join together the produce industry of the local community with a global network of thought and practice leaders. In so doing, we have created fulcrums for the exchange of ideas, development of competencies, opportunities for commercial success and moments where people near and far join together to establish and deepen relationships… all while they get together to celebrate fresh. And now we announce another really extraordinary event: The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference. 2/3/2016

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