Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty gave the keynote address.
Left to right: Mike Roberts, Joshua Rector and Daniel Smith of Harps Food Stores talked with Tim Colln of Sage Fruit Co. at the Produce for Kids reception at Southern Exposure in Orlando.
Teri Miller, senior category manager of produce for The Fresh Market, and president of the Southeast Produce Council, addresses the Southern Roots Luncheon, talking about the group’s plans going forward.
Left to right: Hope Wright of Ham Produce Co., Kate Elliott of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Stephanie Williams of Scott Farms Inc. and Stacy Ham-Thomas of Ham Produce Co., attended the Southern Roots luncheon at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure in Orlando.
Left to right, Skip Devine of L&M Companies, Steve Williams and Juan Estrella of Fiesta Supermarkets and Cooper Holland of L&M Companies gathered during a break at Southern Exposure in Orlando.
Gary Townsley, left, of Associated Wholesale Grocers Springfield division accepted the “Campaign Champion” award from Produce for Kids’ Trish James for his efforts to start the first year-round Produce for Kids campaign.
Left to right: Mark Cassius of SunFed, Devika Kumar of FreshDirect, Brett Burdsal of SunFed and Eric Stone of FreshDirect visit on the show floor at Southern Exposure in Orlando.
Left to right: Lee-Ann Cudmore and David Cudmore of New York Apple Sales, and Giuseppe Mancini of Fairway Market watched Stemilt Growers magician David Harris perform tricks at the Stemilt Booth at Southern Exposure.
Thomas Brendel, produce buyer for Schnuck Makrets, left, talks with Ken Paglione at the Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. booth at Southern Exposure in Orlando.
Mark Paulk, left, of Borders Melons East, talks with Tim Graas of Associated Wholesale Grocers.
Patrick Mills, left, and Ross Nelson of Lucky’s Market paused before hitting the expo floor.
Mark Carroll, left, of The Fresh Market, and Kent Kuwata of Smart and Final had a brief California reunion at the keynote lunch at Southern Exposure. Carroll recently left California-based Gelson’s for North Carolina-based The Fresh Market.
Tim Meissner of NewStar Fresh Foods, center, talks with Jerry Callahan, left, and Mike Veneziano of Safeway/Albertsons at the NewStar booth.
Leslie Simmons, left, took home second prize in the opening gala costume contest for her Magic 8-Ball costume, and stopped to chat with PMA’s Cathy Green Burns at the reception.
AWG’s Tim Graas and Joe Day attended the sponsor’s VIP reception prior to the opening gala at Southern Exposure.
The Southeast Produce Council held its Southern Exposure annual conference in Orlando May 9-11. About 2,600 people attended the conference, held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.