> United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo

Retail Produce
Manager Awards

JUNE 16 - 19 2020 | SAN DIEGO, CA
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Honoring the Best of the Produce Industry's Front Line

The United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program pays special recognition to produce managers on the front line in supermarkets who work every day to increase sales and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. United Fresh honors 25 of the industry’s top retail produce managers for their commitment to fresh produce, innovative merchandising, community service, and customer satisfaction.

Nominations were due January 15, 2020.


The 25 Winning Produce Managers and their Corporate Produce Executives will receive:

  • Roundtrip airfare, hotel and registration to United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo, June 16-19, 2020
  • Three nights of hotel accommodations
  • Commemorative Plaque
  • Recognition on stage at the Retail-Foodservice Celebration, and five Grand Prize Winners will receive $1,000 each!

Raise the bar within your company and have your banner recognized as an industry leader.


The United Fresh Experience

While at the United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo, winning produce managers will have the opportunity to explore an expo floor with innovative products and solutions. Retailers will experience the entire fresh produce supply chain from grower to consumer in a business-friendly environment that offers strategic insights, innovative solutions and new partnerships to take your sales and profitability to the next level.



Retail Produce Manager Award Winners are the ‘best of the best’ in their profession. At United Fresh 2020 they will be VIPs meeting with the produce industry’s top executives. Every manager will return with an expanded knowledge of their role in the success of the industry.


Celebration of Excellence

The 2020 Retail Produce Manager Award Winners receive industry-wide recognition in trade publications, within their company, and on stage in San Diego before their colleagues and customers at the annual Retail-Foodservice Celebration.



Retail Produce Manager Award Winners have the opportunity to attend education programs with topics including marketing and trend research, in addition to solutions driving efficiencies and advancements in the produce supply chain. They will gain valuable knowledge and share this insight with customers when they return to their stores.



Retail Produce Manager Award winners enjoy numerous opportunities to interact with United Fresh attendees and exhibitors. The exposition, meetings, receptions and dinners will allow the 2020 winners to get to know the people who bring their produce to market.

“It was such an amazing experience being a part of the United Fresh Show as a Retail Manager Award Winner! I felt so honored to be recognized and to be a part of the education panel. Thank you United Fresh and Dole for everything! This is definitely a once in a life time experience!”

Britt Woodall, Fred Meyer, 2019 Retail Produce Manager Award Winner

Thank you to our Program Sponsor, Dole Foods Inc.


“This is Dole’s sixth year as title sponsor of the United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards, and we could not be more proud to be a part of this important recognition program. These men and women do so much to promote the increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and this program gives us a platform to express our sincere thanks on behalf of our company and our industry.”

Johan Linden, CEO, Dole Food Company


For more information about the Retail Produce Manager Awards Program, contact Spencer Crawford or 202-303-3415.