Perfection Fresh Australia’s CEO Michael Simonetta
Gives a Producers’ Perspective on the Global Grape Industry

When Michael Simonetta rejoined the family business in 1984, he thought he’d spend the rest of his career selling lettuce, cauliflower, and broccoli in Sydney, Australia’s wholesale markets. Today, he travels the world as CEO of Perfection Fresh Australia in search of the next best-tasting fresh produce – including grapes.

A Wholesale Perspective
Tom Kovacevich Makes The Case:
A Happy, Repeat Grape Consumer
Will Continue To Drive The Business

In a week’s time, Tom Kovacevich probably sees more grapes than many retailers do in a lifetime. The president of T.M. Kovacevich-Philadelphia Inc. — better known simply as TMK Produce — Kovacevich operates nine units on the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, and there are times TMK has over 100 combinations of grape offerings.

Grapes In Foodservice:
It’s All About Presentation And Taste…
Sysco’s Jon Greco Makes The Case

Can expanding grapes in the foodservice sector drive increased consumption overall? Two experts in the field will be addressing exactly that in their session at this year’s Global Grape Summit in Bakersfield, California.

How Does Gelson’s Market Build Its Grape Assortment? Paul Kneeland Speaks Out

At the 2022 Global Grape Summit in Bakersfield, California, Paul Kneeland, vice president, fresh operations at Gelson’s Markets, will discuss high-end retailing, the chain’s discerning customers, and what that means for the grape category.

From Six Continents, The Industry Gathers
To Build The Future
In Bakersfield, California, USA

With the notion that we all will benefit from a better industry, from increased consumption, diversity in marketing and understanding of new varieties and industry trends, this year’s faculty has stood up to help, and the industry owes them a special vote of thanks. Though we still have a few surprises to unveil on site, it is our great pleasure to unveil the Faculty for The Global Grape Summit 2022.