LAS VEGAS — Five grand prize winners received $1,000 awards as the top retail produce managers April 23 at the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual conference.

United Fresh names retail grand prize winners


The grand prize winners with their store locations:

  • Elden Cave, Food Lion LLC, Dobson, N.C.;
  • Uziel Galvez, Safeway Stores Inc., Hood River, Ore.;
  • Jeff Mallory, Hy-Vee Inc., Olathe, Kan.;
  • Robert Oare, The Kroger Co., Mount Vernon, Ohio; and
  • Abraham Ramirez, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, Benicia, Calif.

Also at the Chairman’s Reception and Awards Banquet, Gina Nucci, director of foodservice marketing for Mann Packing Co. Inc., Salinas, Calif., won the $25,000 “Salute to Leadership” raffle benefitting the United Fresh Research and Education Foundation.