Applewood Fresh Growers LLC, a grower, packer, shipper and marketer of the finest Michigan apples, is excited to announce that produce expert Brian Coates has joined its growing team as Director of Business Development.
Prior to joining Applewood Fresh, Brian spent over thirty-six years working for some of the largest companies within the produce industry, working in procurement, business development, and most recently sales and marketing. For over thirty-two years Brian served various roles with Meijer. From bagger, to produce department clerk, to produce manager, and then Produce Buyer/Merchandiser where he procured the whole spectrum of produce commodities. Brian, also, took on the role of Senior Buyer, providing leadership and strategic direction to the buying team at Meijer. As Senior Buyer, he worked extensively developing successful promotional strategies and pricing plans
We are excited to add Brian to our team. He brings a deep blend of both a strong retail background and a commitment to excellence”, said Nick Mascari, President of Applewood Fresh.
About Applewood Fresh
Applewood Fresh Growers LLC, a grower, packer, shipper and marketer of the finest Michigan apples, can trace its roots back to 1935 and the founding of affiliate company Applewood Orchards. Now on the third generation of family ownership, the company represents growers at primarily family-owned orchards across the state that inspire the mission to bring quality apples to consumers year-round. Applewood Fresh currently ships 21 apple varieties nationwide. For more information, please visit ApplewoodFresh.com
Media Contact: Antonia Mascari, 616-239-2869, AMascari@applewoodfresh.com