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March 31, 2016

3 Reasons the Produce Industry Should Love Produce Managers

April 2 is Love Your Produce Manager® Day, a day to show our appreciation for the hardworking men and women in supermarket produce departments. We’ve talked about the 5 reasons shoppers should love their produce managers before, how they’re helping … Continue reading

January 28, 2016

Find Frieda’s

Find Frieda’s and enjoy! Good news! Frieda’s products are widely available in grocery stores across America*. Find yours HERE. If you aren’t able to locate Frieda’s in your store, speak to your retailer’s produce manager and ask for Frieda’s products … Continue reading

September 26, 2014

Kiwano® Horror Picture Show

Every October, we pay tribute to the American horror classics by recreating the scenes with the ever so scary Kiwano®. Make your own clip and share the #KiwanoHorror! Internet Explorer users may not be able to view these videos. I. … Continue reading

September 16, 2013

L.A. Kitchen

“Neither food nor people should ever go to waste.” That is the quote on a “nice to meet you” postcard I received from Robert Egger. I met Robert last week at a symposium held at the Milken Institute in Santa … Continue reading

September 6, 2013

What’s not to love about Pomegranates?

It’s Pomegranate season! Last week, I wrote about the new fruits to enjoy in the Jewish New Year, but I wanted to save the best, and most special, fruit for its own feature. I have a long, personal history with … Continue reading

August 30, 2013

Celebrating the Jewish New Year…in the produce department

Next week, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown on September 4, the earliest it’s been since 1899. Read about why here. When I was growing up, I always thought of Rosh Hashanah as a day I got … Continue reading

August 22, 2013

Muscadine and Cotton Candy Grapes

When I think of summer in the produce business, one of the fruits I think of is grapes. August is the time of year when grapes are at their peak of flavor. Interestingly, there are two “new” grape varieties you … Continue reading

August 20, 2013

I want to be a duck.

I want to be a duck, just like my mom, Frieda. Mind you, I am not calling my mom a long-necked bird. But, a few weeks ago, my sister Jackie and I were talking about my mom’s upcoming 90th birthday, … Continue reading

August 2, 2013

The Academy of Business Leadership

Last night, I watched over a dozen 13-18 year-old students from South Central, Los Angeles, and some from as far away as Uzbekistan and Turkey, present their own business plans to potential investors. Yes, you read that correctly. These budding … Continue reading

July 20, 2013

I stand corrected

I wrote a blog post in March 2012 entitled “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet,” and there have been a lot of comments left on the post. So many comments, in fact, I feel it’s appropriate to respond. … Continue reading


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