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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 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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Texas State Senator‘s District Director Discusses Economic Issues During FreshPoint Dallas Tour

DALLAS – This week, David Hartman, President, FreshPoint Dallas, and his leadership team met with Clarin Gniffke, Texas State Senator Don Huffines’ District Director for a tour and roundtable discussion. During the tour, David took Clarin to see FreshPoint’s planned expansion project and its impact on the local economy, employment and the ability to service...

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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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Carrot tops, one chef’s trash is another chef’s pesto.

I’ve said it before…I love cooking with “trash!” I still haven’t found a use for the white pith on a pepper, lemon seeds, or the twist tie that holds baby vegetables together, but I can use just about anything else. In my line if work, I don’t only get to cook with delicious vegetables, but...

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Food Waste: A trend we hope becomes a way of life

Food waste is on everyone’s radar; in the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30- 40% of the food supply. You may ask yourself a few questions like, “how can I help the environment and help feed the hungry?” We hope this “food trend” becomes a way of life. What started out as a...

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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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David Normoyle - Martha Gonzalez with Eat The Rainbow Display—FreshPoint Central California

The Farm-to-Fork Capital of the World

The morning started pretty early for the FreshPoint Central California and Sysco Sacramento team who partnered together to bring various educational activities for the whole family at this year’s Farm-to-Fork festival in Sacramento, California. As tables and displays were setup, the space came together with a demonstration stage where local high school students from the...

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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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Freshpoint Sales reps washing berries from left to right – Daeghan Hawke, Jessi Daschner, Antonina Castagnola

Strawberries and Champagne are encouraged at school…

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest traditions for their graduating class’s Commencement Week celebration. This year they purchased 670 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Arriving at the university at 5 a.m., we washed each flat of berries and loaded them on plates for transferring to each celebration location. There...

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Do you “Eat the Rainbow?”

FreshPoint has come together to create a spin on traditional salad bars. Our concept of “Eat the Rainbow” offers schools an educational and interactive way for students to sample new fruits and veggies while expanding their knowledge on how each color group benefits their bodies nutritionally. FreshPoint Central California provides their schools all the marketing material, coloring books, brochures, and offers assistance for each hosted “Eat the Rainbow” salad bar.

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Bananas for So Cal Bananas!

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    KAOAE Andy in grove
  • KAOAE Blue Java flower

So Cal native son Andy Sheaffer is relatively new to farming. For years, he traveled the United States as a contractor specializing in slope stabilization and erosion control. Away from home six months of the year, Sheaffer wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and three children. Born, raised, and educated in Santa Barbara County, he put his feet firmly on home turf in 2008 by purchasing an Avocado and Lemon ranch with a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Soon after purchasing the land, Sheaffer made some big changes.

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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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And the Supplier of the Year Award Goes to…

For the first time, PF Chang’s gives out “Supplier of the Year” award.

Last night FreshPoint was awarded Supplier of the Year at the first annual P.F. Chang’s Partner Conference!  Ted Beall, Chris Cahoon, and Robert Gordon were on hand to accept the award presented by Steve Miller, VP of Supply Chain for P. F. Chang’s.

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