I am currently in South Africa and spent much of the day yesterday visiting different retail stores. With fresh produce branding, packaging and on-pack communication being a passion of mine, I always love to get out to stores and have a look. In South Africa, a high percentage of fresh produce is retail branded. Since I was touring with other passionate produce people, this led to some interesting discussion about the pros/cons of retail branded produce. Never one to be shy in my opinion, in my mind, there are five reasons why I don’t like 100% retail branded produce departments.
I recently spoke at the PMA Australia-New Zealand Conference in Brisbane. If you have never been to a PMA event, you are missing out. Combine great networking with new ideas and you get enough ‘oomph’ to keep you going all year! But I digress… I get a huge thrill speaking at events like the PMA. I know most people don’t like to speak publicly, but I love it. The chance to throw out new ideas and test cutting edge subjects for market feedback is beyond compare. However, I do hate making mistakes when I speak. I want to fess up