Five produce managers discussed their experiences in the industry at PMA39s Fresh Summit in Atlanta last month

Five produce managers discussed their experiences in the industry at PMA's Fresh Summit in Atlanta last month.

Produce managers say more training needed

During a panel discussion of produce managers at PMA’s Fresh Summit in Atlanta last month, a common theme emerged: Retailers aren’t providing enough training for clerks and managers in order for them to be successful at their jobs.

Comments on training gaps came from produce managers at one-store operators as well as large chains like The Fresh Market.

Like many of the panelists, Alan Smith of

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