UNITED'S SHOW DEPARTS FROM TRADITION

CHICAGO -- It won't be business as usual at the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association's annual convention this year.For starters, United will kick off the show with a keynote address from Brian Cornell, Safeway's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. The presentation by a senior-level retailing executive is a departure for United, and a sign the trade group continues to evolve

CHICAGO -- It won't be business as usual at the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association's annual convention this year.

For starters, United will kick off the show with a keynote address from Brian Cornell, Safeway's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. The presentation by a senior-level retailing executive is a departure for United, and a sign the trade group continues to evolve to serve its 1,000 member companies more effectively. In his talk, Cornell will dis

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