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Sysco FreshPoint Natural Brand Hand Selected Produce

The Significant Cost Benefits of Natural Brand

Several years ago, I was on a customer call with a sales associate. The customer asked us for our price on 24ct iceberg head lettuce. When the marketing associate quoted the current price, the customer said that our price was about 20% too high.

We both walked away from the call perplexed and wondering, “How could our competitors’ price be so much better than ours when we are the leader in the industry?”

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FreshPoint Oklahoma

FreshPoint Oklahoma’s K.C. Ely Appointed to USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

November 13, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) recently announced the appointment of 25 members to their organization – with one of them being FreshPoint Oklahmona‘s very own K.C. Ely, Food Safety Manager. The newly-appointed members, which can be viewed here, will serve terms of up to two years, beginning immediately and ending in 2020. Originally...

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freshpoint produce peas shoots and tendrils

People, passion, produce, peas: shoots and tendrils

Continuing our blog about English peas, Marvin and I had a nice chat about another avenue of spring peas: shoots and tendrils. Marvin Wilhite of Cahaba Clubs in Odessa, Florida in the Tampa Bay area is a long standing business partner of Sysco | FreshPoints across the country, but here in Florida, we are fortunate...

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FreshPoint Atlanta Open House

FreshPoint Atlanta To Host Open House at New Facility

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2018 Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced it will host an open house for state and local officials, associates and other members of the community at its new FreshPoint Atlanta facility on March 6, at 10:00 a.m. ET. FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce company, is North America’s leading produce distributor. The 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art warehouse, located...

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FreshPoint Oklahoma

FreshPoint Oklahoma Opens Its Doors to Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The FreshPoint Oklahoma team recently hosted Jim Reese, the Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture, and several Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture Department members to establish an open dialogue and explore the possibility of establishing a working relationship with the producers of local products. Representation from other departments included: Communications, Market Development, Agritourism, Farmers...

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Apprentice Diary: Final Entry—Focusing on Waste Trends

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset, and the foundation to our great success.

We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this final entry of her diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer shared her experience as an apprentice with FreshPoint Raleigh.

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GFSI: When your Reputation is on the Line, Food Safety Matters

We take the lead in the industry when it comes to food safety, for us, it’s priority one. Joe Stoner, our Regional Director of Food Safety, took some time to tell us what food safety means to FreshPoint. What does GFSI certification mean to FreshPoint? “This globally accepted certification for FreshPoint shows our dedication to...

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Maria Elisa Vollmer

Apprentice Diary: Entry One—Integrating a Passion for Sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer...

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FreshPoint Atlanta's new facility

The Best Dressed Produce Facility in Atlanta

FreshPoint Atlanta’s 2017 is off to a great start as they move into their long-awaited brand new facility Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Moving into a building of this size is a carefully orchestrated event to say the least. Over a year of planning has gone into place and it will all pay off this week as they settle into their new digs and hit the ground running.

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Food Safety Starts With You!

You see the phrase “food safety” everywhere, but food safety really starts with you! Primarily, hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective food safety measures, and there is an effective way to do it. Here’s how to properly wash your hands according to the CDC,   click through for the science behind...

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UBU Goes to Washington!

HOUSTON, June 8, 2016 — At a recent House Agriculture Committee hearing on food waste, John Oxford, president and CEO, L&M Companies and chairman-elect of the Produce Marketing Association, spotlighted FreshPoint’s successful “Unusual But Usable” (UBU) Fruits & Veggies Program, aimed at reducing food waste percentages in the U.S. Click here to see the U.S....

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A Partnership with 18 Restaurant Group…

On a recent trip to Raleigh, Christina Willis, Sr. Accounting Manager, had the pleasure of eating at one of Jason Smith’s restaurants. Christina truly enjoyed hearing about his relationship with FreshPoint, and asked him to tell his story on the “Women of FreshPoint” monthly conference call.

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New Warehouse the Summer of ’16!

  • Celebratory cake
  • Bay doors view
  • Bay doors view
  • New building (artist rendition)

 

Have you heard the exciting news? Next summer, FreshPoint Atlanta is getting a new warehouse!

The new building and new equipment will allow them to operate more efficiently and safer. Some of the features are:

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Taking Melon Growing Seriously…

 

 

At Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Michael Hirakata takes melon growing seriously. He, and his team, have completely bought into the idea of growing and selling the world’s best cantaloupes in the safest manner possible.

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