PRO*ACT & Distributor News

Nov 12, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces Greener Fields Together Documents National Farm Sustainability Gains

More of the fresh produce headed to restaurant kitchens and grocery stores nationwide is now verifiably “greener” and more sustainably raised. This accomplishment is thanks to Greener Fields Together.
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Sep 20, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces Greener Fields Together Supporting Farm Aid 2013

Greener Fields Together™, the sustainability and local produce initiative created by the PRO*ACT produce supply-chain management company, is taking its commitment to strengthen local farms and deliver more sustainably raised fresh produce to Farm Aid 2013, Saturday, Sept. 21, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. As sponsor of the event’s HOMEGROWN Village and the HOMEGROWN concession program,…
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Jul 16, 2013
Hardie’s Fruit & Vegetable Co. Historic Expansion in Houston

Houston is fast becoming a culinary city. And Hardie’s Fruit & Vegetable Co. has grown to meet the exacting demand of chefs throughout the region with expanded and modernized space on Houston’s historic Produce Row. “We’ve more than doubled our space with the expansion, said Tony Stachurski, VP Hardie’s Houston. “This expansion is much more…
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Jun 25, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces New VP of Client Services Anthony Molinaro

PRO*ACT, America’s leading distributor of fresh produce, has promoted Anthony Molinaro to Vice President of Client Services. Molinaro has served as Client Services Director at PRO*ACT since January 2010. Prior to joining the company, he held senior purchasing and supply-chain management positions in both foodservice operations and distribution. Molinaro, who reports to Chief Operating Officer…
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Jun 25, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces Greener Fields Together Documents National Farm Sustainability Gains

Just nine months after its official launch in October 2012, Greener Fields Together, a groundbreaking sustainability and local produce initiative created by the PRO*ACT produce supply-chain management company, has documented sustainability improvements made by four of its national farm partners. Detailed case studies, compiled by independent verification service SureHarvest, confirm that the Greener Fields Together goal of collaborating to effect…
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Jun 11, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces New Canadian Distributor North American Produce Sales

North American Produce Sales, a produce distributor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has joined PRO*ACT, North America’s leading fresh produce supplier. Founded in 1938, the company services retail and foodservice customers from a 22,000-square-foot, third-party inspected distribution center. North American originally was two separate entities, Tom Yee Company and Tom Yee Produce Inc. Those companies…
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May 24, 2013
John King From J. King’s Food Service Professional Awarded Outstanding CEO Honor

John King, founder and Chief customer officer of J.Kings, a broadline food distributor located in Holtsville, recently received the 2013 Outstanding CEO award from Long Island Business News. Outstanding CEO Awards are given to Long Island’s top executives whose innovations and commitment to the community have shaped the Long Island economy. As founder and Chief…
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Apr 30, 2013
Pocono Produce Company Launches New Brand

Pocono Produce Co., Inc., one of the nation’s leading independent food distribution companies, today unveiled a new brand identity to more accurately market its current capabilities and product offerings to the foodservice and retail industries. The rebranding, which includes a new look, increased services and name change to Pocono ProFoods, connects over 70 years of…
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Jan 29, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces Greener Fields Together Partnering with NSF International

Greener Fields Together, a groundbreaking, industry-wide sustainability and local produce initiative launched by America’s leading produce distributor, PRO*ACT, has partnered with NSF International to provide food safety and good agricultural practices education and verification to local farms. Bringing NSF International, a global food safety leader, onto the Greener Fields Together team is an important step…
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Jan 22, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces Promotion of Brian Kane to COO

PRO*ACT, America’s leading distributor of fresh produce, has promoted Brian Kane to Chief Operating Officer. Kane joined PRO*ACT in 2008 as Vice President of Client Services, leading the team’s development and management of perishable sourcing and distribution programs for multiunit foodservice companies. Prior to joining PRO*ACT, Kane spent more than a decade in purchasing and…
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