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We’re LIVE!

June 15, 2020

We’re LIVE! Spend the week with us online during the first ever virtual convention and trade show for the fresh produce industry – United Fresh LIVE! Our industry was evolving at a rapid pace before the onset of the pandemic with technological advancements, cloud based integrations and dynamic consumer trends – all layered into one…

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Together As One Fully Integrated Organization

April 26, 2020

The landscape of our industry continues to change at a rapid pace. We are experiencing this now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of our 125 years of operations, Castellini has responded to evolving business landscapes by inventing or adopting the innovations necessary to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. During…

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Addressing COVID-19

March 20, 2020

The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt around the world. This event, first and foremost, has all of us focused on the safety and health of our families, friends, and colleagues. It is also creating significant business challenges that are impacting organizations of all sizes. The purpose of this communication is to provide…

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Castellini Group of Companies Announces Next Phase of Growth Plan

January 9, 2020

Castellini Group of Companies Announces Next Phase of Growth Plan Expansion of Castellini Company with the consolidation of Crosset and Grant County Foods and Introducing state of the art operating system Cincinnati, Ohio (January 9, 2020) The Castellini Group of Companies, one of the largest fresh produce distributors in the United States, announces the next…

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“Dare to be Different!” Challenge Leads to Record Attendance at the Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

September 22, 2019

The Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference marked the debut of a completely reimagined format and schedule, along with high-profile speakers, networking and sales opportunities with leading-edge produce and floral suppliers, and an unparalleled evening experience at venues unique to the Queen City. Nearly 500 attendees came to Discover, Share, and Dare to be…

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Retail Executives Discuss Organic Produce Strategies at Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

September 22, 2019

Fresh produce leaders from four leading, distinctly different grocery retailers from across the US and Canada shared their perspectives on organic produce opportunities at the Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference. The panel featured Greg Corrigan, recently retired Senior Director of Produce and Floral for Raley’s and now CEO of the United Vegetable Growers…

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Delicious Produce-Inspired Food & Drink Prepared and Shared at Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

September 22, 2019

New to the annual Crosset Produce & Floral Conference in 2019 were cooking demonstrations throughout the day, spotlighting delicious produce-based snacks, side dishes, and entrees and a conference-closing happy hour featuring produce-inspired cocktails and beer. Chef Shelly Thompson, presented by Club Chef, kicked off the morning with Latin Veggie Breakfast Corn Cakes. These creamy corn…

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Chiquita, Chelan Fresh, Club Chef, Crispy Green Win the First Annual Crosset Company Innovation Awards

September 22, 2019

Innovation was a key theme of the Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference. In support of this, we asked exhibitors to bring their latest and greatest innovations for attendees to see, try, and learn more about. As an added incentive, we launched the first annual Produce & Floral Conference Innovation Awards. A total of…

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Next Generation Talent Panel Announced for 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

July 25, 2019

Crosset Company announced today that Bonnie Curtis, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Castellini Group of Companies, will lead a panel of Millennial and Gen Z young professionals in what promises to be a high-energy discussion of what this “next generation” is looking for as they enter the workforce and progress in their careers. The…

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“Jungle” Jim Bonaminio to Keynote 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

July 18, 2019

Crosset Company announced today that “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, the founder, fearless leader, and driving creative force behind Jungle Jim’s International Markets, will kick off the Crosset 2019 Produce & Floral Conference on August 28. He’ll share how his passion and commitment to making grocery shopping fun helped him grow a tiny roadside produce stand into…

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