UNITED URGING RETAILERS TO JOIN TRAINING PROGRAM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association here is pushing to get more retailers to participate in Produce D.A.T.E., a training and development program for produce department associates.The program consists of an annual open-book test designed to evaluate and hone the skills and knowledge of supermarket produce associates, who work in store teams to research the questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association here is pushing to get more retailers to participate in Produce D.A.T.E., a training and development program for produce department associates.

The program consists of an annual open-book test designed to evaluate and hone the skills and knowledge of supermarket produce associates, who work in store teams to research the questions and complete the test. D.A.T.E. stands for development and training evaluation.

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