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by National Mango Board
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:41AM EDT

Orlando, Fla. – The National Mango Board (NMB) will host their annual networking and outreach event for the mango industry on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel at 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA. The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is also a proud host of the event.

New fourth quarter program initiatives for the NMB’s expanded consumer, retail and foodservice promotions as well as nutrition, health and food safety research programs will be presented in an adjacent room at approximately 5:45 p.m. The NMB will also present an overview of the mango recall and highlight program results. A question and answer session will follow.

Industry members of all levels of the mango supply chain from across the world are encouraged to join the NMB for this successful annual event. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect with fellow members, strengthen friendships and create new ones,” says NMB Executive Director William Watson. “It’s also a perfect setting to share insight on our new expanded programs and how they will support and benefit the mango industry.”

The NMB will also announce the winner for the Mango Retailer of the Year, which is a new retail program that highlights retailers who are strong and supportive partners to the NMB, and deliver outstanding mango promotion results. The following are the finalists for the 2012 Mango Retailer of the Year:

·   Dominic Pelosi, The Great A&P Corporation
·   John Savidan and Keith Tsuchiyama, Bristol Farms
·   Lee Arthur, The Fresh Market
·   Jim Wood, Schnucks

The Mango Industry Reception is a free event and open to all mango industry members. No RSVP is required. For more information, please contact NMB Director of Industry Relations Marilda Peele at mpeele@mango.org or by phone at 407-629-7318 x106.

About National Mango Board

The National Mango Board is a national promotion and research organization, which is supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. One cup of mango is only 100 calories, an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor.

Mango availability per capita has increased 35% since 2005 to an estimated 2.53 pounds per year in 2011. Mango import volume for 2011 was 810 million pounds. Learn more at www.mango.org.

Source: National Mango Board

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