Los Alamitos, CA (March 2019) – Love Your Produce Manager® Day (LYPM) is our favorite day of the year to recognize supermarket heroes across the country – produce managers and their teams. LYPM Day grabs attention every year, with many different organizations engaging online to celebrate their produce teams. We all know execution in the produce department depends on a motivated and inspired in-store produce team, which is why Frieda’s created the holiday in 2012 to recognize produce managers and the hard work they put into their departments to stay fresh, educate shoppers and increase sales.
“Making people feel valued individually can truly motivate your employees, and it’s even better when the entire store team feels like they are in it together,” says Karen Caplan, CEO and president of Frieda’s. “This helps to build comradery and strengthens performance across the entire team.”
“That is why this year, for the first time ever, we are celebrating the whole produce team for LYPM Day!” says Caplan. Frieda’s partnered with produce district specialists nationwide to nominate the outstanding produce teams that go above and beyond in their department. “We used a panel of produce merchandising experts to select winners based on customer interactions, sales growth and upkeep of their department,” says Caplan.
Frieda’s is excited to announce the winners for LYPM Day 2019: Schnucks #188 in Ladue, St. Louis, MO, Kroger #533 in Shreveport, LA, Kroger #302 in Galveston, TX, Lowes Foods #224 in Raleigh, NC and Ralphs #611 in Palm Springs, CA. Congratulations to the winners! The entire team at Frieda’s appreciates everything that you do.
We encourage you to go on social media to share what you love about your favorite produce teams using the hashtag #LoveYourProduceManager. Call your account manager today if you’d like to send a special recognition to your favorite produce team and tell your produce manager and their team how much you appreciate what they do every day!
About Frieda’s Inc.
Frieda’s Specialty Produce has been inspiring new food experiences for friends, families and food lovers everywhere since 1962. From kiwifruit and dragon fruit to Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes and habanero peppers, Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 unique fruits and vegetables to the U.S. marketplace. Founded by produce industry trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in Orange County, California. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce and Friedas.com. Inspire. Taste. Love.