Produce Shifting To Center Of Plate

(December 7, 2011 - Delta Farm Press)—Sysco Corporation’s Richard Dachman says a shift of fresh fruits and vegetables from a side dish at the meal table to the middle of the consumer’s dinner plate makes today an exciting time for the U.S. produce industry.

“I believe there is a mini revolution underway on the (produce) consumption side,” said Dachman, Sysco’s vice president of produce. “There is a lot of talk about health and our products are necessary to achieve that. It is an exciting time to be in our business.”

Dachman discussed produce consumption and sales during a retail-food service workshop at the 2011 Western Growers annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., in November.

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