WATCH: Produce Artist Award Series Fall 2020 Results Webinar
PMG highlighted work from more than four dozen merchandisers and produce managers in the Produce Artist Award Series Fall 2020 Results Webinar, which featured top-notch seasonal display photos and expert commentary.
Three respected produce retail veterans — Mike O’Brien, Joe Watson and Armand Lobato — helped select the winners of the fall contest, and during the webinar they shared insights on what made the featured displays outstanding.
They also addressed retail topics including the balance between beauty and function in produce departments, the usage of point-of-sale material, the combination of indoor and outdoor displays, and others.
PMG named overall top entries in the produce manager and merchandiser categories and also recognized top displays in the apple, pear, hard squash, pumpkin and wet rack categories.
O’Brien is the former vice president of produce for St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets, Watson is the former director of produce for Thibodaux, La.-based Rouses Markets, and Lobato is a veteran of numerous produce retail roles, including buyer, merchandiser and category manager. Ashley Nickle, editor of PMG magazine and retail editor of The Packer, moderated the webinar.
The winter season of the Produce Artist Award Series begins in January. Email PMG editor Ashley Nickle at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit photos or for any questions about the program.