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Fresh Convenience

Episode #21: June 20, 2016

With over 154,000 locations in the U.S., convenience stores are more often being sought out as a place to buy fruit and vegetables. One reason for this shift is due to NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association working together to increase the sales of fresh produce in c-stores.

(L-R) Jeff Lenard, Tom Stenzel and John Eichberger

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Tom Stenzel, President and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association


Jeff Lenard, VP of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS


John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute


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​United Fresh Produce Association
Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain. They unite the industry with a common purpose – to build long-term success for our members, and grow produce consumption.

NACS reFresh
The NACS reFresh initiative provides valuable insights about the contributions convenience stores are delivering to the communities they serve. See how.

Fresh Produce Distribution Options (PDF)
Demand is pushing the sales of more fresh items and putting pressure on new distribution options. See how partnering with the right distributor can help.

Are You Fit for Fresh? (PDF)
Use this checklist to see how well your store is positioned to grow its fresh produce offer.


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