Retail Produce Manager Awards Program


Each year IFPA honors 20 top retail produce managers for their dedication to boosting fresh produce sales, innovative merchandising, community service and customer satisfaction.

Cheers to the champions of the food supply chain!

Winners  recognized at the 2024 Global Produce and Floral Show Retail Awards Reception in Atlanta, GA in October, with 5 of them taking home the coveted Grand Prize Winner award. 

Thank you to our 2024 sponsor

"Robinson Fresh is proud to sponsor the Retail Produce Manager Award. This is a truly special recognition that honors those on the frontline in supermarkets working every day to increase sales of fresh fruits and vegetables. This year’s nominees and winners showcase what it takes to deliver a great consumer experience that drives repeat traffic. Their commitment does not go unnoticed, and by building strong connections and loyalty with consumers, the hard work of these managers supports success for the broader fresh produce industry". 

Jose Rossignoli, President


Retail Produce Manager Award winners are the ‘best of the best’ in their profession. At the 2022 Global Produce & Floral Show, they will be VIPs meeting with the produce industry’s top executives. Every manager will return with an expanded knowledge of their role in the success of the industry.

Celebration of Excellence

Retail Produce Manager Award winners receive industry-wide recognition in trade publications, within their company, and in Anaheim at the Global Produce and Floral Show before their colleagues and customers.


Retail Produce Manager Award winners have the opportunity to attend education programs and gain valuable knowledge and insights to share with customers when they return to their stores.


Retail Produce Manager Award winners enjoy numerous opportunities to interact with Global Produce & Floral Show attendees and exhibitors. The exposition, meetings, receptions and events will allow winners to get to know the people who bring their produce to market.

2024 Retail Produce Manager Award Winners

2024 Retail Award Winners

Albertsons Companies logo

Alvaro Renteria
Carson CA.

Brookshire Grocery Company

Rodney McDonald
Fate, TX

The Corner Market logo

Bishop Tart
Hattiesburg, MS

Defense Commissary Agency logo

Marcus Reyes
Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico

The appearance of "Defense Commissary Agency", graphics, products and other visual information does not imply or constitute endorsement.

Fred Meyer logo

Alexandria Mooney
Monroe, WA

Hannaford Brothers logo

Brian Masse
Nashua, NH

Harps logo - Home town fresh

Alicia Lewis
Ft. Smith, AR

Hennings Market logo

Brittany Gall
Harleysville, PA

HyVee logo

Mike Rollins
Councill Bluffs, IA

KVAT Food Stores logo

Dustin Bilbrey
Sevierville, TN

Lowes Foods logo

Mark Walker
Pittsboro, NC

Meijer logo

Elijah Pak
Kettering, OH

New Seasons Market logo

Sarah Lopath
Portland, OR

Price Chopper Market 32 logo

Joshua Lesson
Wilton, NY

Raley's logo

Sean Logan
Reno, NV

Safeway logo

Jeff Shimek
Bellingham, WA

Aaron Carroll
St. Louis, MO

The Fresh Market logo

Matthew Fairbanks
Crystal Lake, IL

The Giant Company logo

Chris O'Brien
Kennett Square, PA

Tops Friendly Markets logo

Bradley Franklin
Towanda, PA

Patrick O'Brien
Albertsons Companies
Denver, CO
Gary Lasalle
Price Chopper/ Market 32
New Hartford, NY
Brandon Hash
Brookshire Grocery
Willow Park, TX
Olin Williams
Corner Market
Hattiesburg, MS
Laura J. Marquand
Ferndale, WA
Josh Alsberg
Rubinette Produce Market
Portland, OR
Jenn Lane
Harris Teeter
Cornelius, NC
Mark Bentley
Southeastern Grocers
St. Johns, FL
Greg Kimmel
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Davenport, Iowa
Mitch Harris
Strack & Van Til
Valparaiso, IN
Skylar Leonard
K-VA-T Food Stores
Piney Flats, TN
Breanna Norris
The GIANT Company
Doylestown, PA

Darron Hyatt

Lowes Foods
Southern Pines, NC

Christopher DeMarie
Tops Markets
Dunkirk, NY
Timothy F. Baker
Orcas Island Market
Eastsound, WA

Tamra Barnes
Harps Food Store
Joshua 'Josh' Combs
Food City
Galax, Virginia
Javier Contreras
Food Market
Franklin, Wisconsin
Carmen Dipiazza Jr.
Price Chopper
Guilderland, New York
Morgan Dodge
Pilgrim's Market
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Tyler Doggett
Corner Market
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Micah Fabrizio
Albertsons Safeway
Denver, Colorado
Clint Fraze
New Seasons Market
Happy Valley, Oregon
Lisa Graner
Coborn's Inc.
Bismarck, North Dakota
Mitchell 'Mitch' John Hamelin
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
David Heetderks
SpartanNash's Forest Hills Foods
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chris Jorgensen
Food Lion, Inc.
Gloucester, Virginia
Troy Kopriva
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Grimes, Iowa
Grant Naylor
Providence, Utah
Mohamad 'Mo' Qadir
Harris-Teeter Super Markets
Purcellville, Virginia
Bridget Robin
Super One Foods
Opelousas, Louisiana
Alex Samario
Gelson's Markets
Sante Fe Springs, California
Bob Smith
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Rich Spader

Big Y Foods, Inc.
Derby, Connecticut

Douglas Storey
Tops Friendly Markets
North Tonawanda, New Yori
Michelle Tarwater
Fred Meyer Stores, Inc.
Issaquah, Washington
Donald 'Don' Eugene Uttley
Mount Royal Market
Duluth, Minnesota
Dan Villone
Brookshire Grocery Company
Kilgore Texax
Calvin 'The Goat' Yednak
Munster, Indiana
William ' Will' Yontz
The Giant Company
Martinsburg, West Virgina

Fadi Abou-Ali
Metro, Inc.
Toni Adams
Harps Food Stores Inc.
Lee Anderson
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Omaha, NE
Bobby Andrake
Haggen Northwest Fresh
Olympia, WA
Chad Bays
Food City
Prestonsburg, KY
Billy Blalock
The Kroger Company
Maria Broda
West Point Commissary
West Point, NY
Jacqulyn Brodell
Greenfield, WI
Stephany Buonomano
Bobs Windham IGA
Willimantic, CT
Tyler Christy
Harris Teeter Supermarkets
Charlotte, NC
Mikaela Claude
Sprouts Farmers Market
Chris Contakos
Price Chopper/ Market 32 Supermarkets
Schenectady, NY
Shawn Fast
Coborn's Inc.
Sauk Rapids, MN
Jessica Granier
Rouses Supermarkets
Jesse Jordan
Fred Meyer
Bellingham, WA
James Keller
Hornbacher's Foods
Peter Kenney
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Ludlow, MA
AK Khalid
MARTIN's, a brand of The GIANT Company
Front Royal, VA
Adam Klazura
Naperville, IL
Karen O’Dell
Martin's Super Market
Joseph Ortiz
Brookshire Grocery Company
Apolinar Parra
Gelson's Markets
Dusty Taylor
Tops Markets
Depew, NY
John Truncale
Brattleboro Food Co-Op
Brattleboro, VT
Jeff Wilmes
Roth's Fresh Market