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July 18, 2012

Markon’s Leslie Phelps discusses the latest foodservice trends with Flavor & the Menu’s Cathy Holley


It’s that time of year when the fresh produce industry gets together with grower-shippers, distributors, and customers all in one place. The 2012 Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference + Expo July 20-22 in Monterey, California is a time to learn, reflect, rejuvenate, and plan for the future. Undoubtedly, the key benefit of the conference is meeting with people. In a business where handshakes and verbal agreements are common practice, the opportunity to build relationships and network are invaluable.


Markon understands that Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs (yep, this is ours!), have changed the world’s communication methods, but let’s not forget our roots—it’s more important than ever to connect on a personal level and put a face to the names you might normally see on a screen.


During this busy time, we cherish the opportunity to engage live with potential and existing customers, to communicate the benefits of Markon Cooperative and share what we are all about. Please visit us and check out our brand new look at booth #47 on Sunday, July 22. 


We look forward to meeting you!