PRO*ACT & Distributor News

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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Jan 22, 2013
PRO*ACT Announces New Western Canadian Distributor Fresh Forward

Fresh Forward, a produce distributor based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has joined PRO*ACT, North America’s leading fresh produce supplier. Fresh Forward, which late last year changed its name from Northern Light Produce Network, serves customers in Edmonton, Calgary, Central and Northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Founded by Harlan Light in the 1980s,…
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Dec 11, 2012
PRO*ACT Announces SureHarvest partnership with Greener Fields Together

Greener Fields Together, a groundbreaking, industrywide sustainability and local produce initiative, has partnered with SureHarvest, a leading provider of agrifood sustainability technology, consulting and verification services. The partnership is a key part of the Greener Fields Together mission to effect continuous, measurable, independently verified sustainability improvements in the fresh produce supply chain. Soquel, Calif.-based SureHarvest…
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Dec 4, 2012
PRO*ACT Announces Delaware North Companies Joining Greener Fields Together

Delaware North Companies, one of the nation’s largest hospitality groups, has signed an agreement to become the first major hospitality and foodservice company to join Greener Fields Together, the sustainability program recently launched by leading national produce distributor, PRO*ACT. The food industry’s first comprehensive, national farm-to-fork sustainability program, Greener Fields Together is dedicated to continuous…
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Nov 27, 2012
Pro*Act and United Fresh Announce 2013 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program

United Fresh welcomes nominations to United Fresh Foundation’s 2013 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. Sponsored by PRO*ACT, LLC since its inception, the program honors the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers. “This program is wonderful opportunity to showcase chefs, foodservice operations and the entire fresh produce industry,” said United Retail-Foodservice Board Vice Chairman Sean…
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Nov 16, 2012
Testa Produce Wins Governor’s Sustainability Award

A pair of environmental recognition programs have joined together to honor organizations that have achieved significant achievements in protecting the environment and helping sustain the future. Winners of the Governor’s Sustainability Awards and the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact Awards Program were presented during a luncheon in Oak Brook. Twenty-one Illinois companies and organizations have been…
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Nov 7, 2012
PRO*ACT Announces the Retirement of CEO, Steve Grinstead

PRO*ACT, America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the food service industry, announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer, Steve Grinstead, who has loyally served PRO*ACT for the last eight years. Steve leaves behind a strong senior management team that he was instrumental in developing during his tenure. Max Yeater, company president, will assume the…
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