Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wakefern Food Show a hit

Wakefern Food Corporation is the merchandising and distribution arm for over 200 ShopRite stores in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware. ShopRite has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States and the largest employer in New Jersey.
Last week, Wakefern held a food show where vendors like Brooks Tropicals displayed their "wares". All the stores' Produce Managers were in attendance over the two day event.

Unfortunately I lost the booth photos but before I left I was able to take in-store photos of our Caribbean Reds and starfruit on display.

ShopRite stores also sell the Caribbean Red cut in half, a popular produce items for all our retail customers.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fundraiser in Belize is a great success!

Fruta Bomba held a fund raiser to raise money for Felipa Morales our Research Manager to have an operation.

Ismael Gonzalez, Personnel Coordinator said of the fundraiser, "It was a great success we sold over 250 plates of food and after all our expenses we made approximately $1200.00 BZE."

BBQ chicken with
rice and beans and coleslaw were on the menu.

Most of the food was donated. Office staff, managers and supervisors manned the grills and the kitchen.

Working hard at the fundraiser were Samier Ake, Manuel Pech, Maricely Westby, Sergio Madrid, Yuri Ayuso, Adivineli Wicab, Ismael Gonzalez, Cornelia Herrera and several supervisors from the production department and safety department. Felipa's family and friends pitched in to prepare some of the meal.