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Hy-Vee produce manager wins national retail produce manager award


Greg Kimmel, a 38-year veteran of Hy-Vee Inc. and the produce manager at the Utica Ridge Hy-Vee in Davenport, received the Retail Produce Manager Award from the International Fresh Produce Association. Kimmel is one of 15 produce experts from the U.S. and Canada being recognized by IFPA for creative merchandising techniques in produce aisles. Kimmel began working with Hy-Vee in 1985 and has worked in produce for nearly his entire career. Five of those 15 are named grand-prize recipients at the association’s Global Produce and Floral Show, which will take place Oct. 19 to 21 in Anaheim, Calif. Nominees are judged on their merchandising skills, leadership and community involvement.

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