Interfresh opens La Quinta office - The Packer

Interfresh opens La Quinta office

04/05/2012 01:19:00 PM
Melissa Shipman

JohnsonInterfresh Inc., Orange, Calif., opened a new field office in La Quinta, Calif., in early April.

Barrett Johnson, an industry veteran, will head the new location.

Johnson has 25 years of experience with buying and selling produce. He comes to Interfresh from his position as senior buyer for Supervalu.

Johnson will focus primarily on grapes and avocados, but he will also help with Interfresh’s new “I heart berries” promotion.

“You don’t easily find someone with his experience. We’re really excited about Barrett coming to join us,” Interfresh president Chris Puentes said.

“We think that the grower relationships and retail experience I’ve developed over the years will greatly enhance what we can do for both Interfresh’s retail and foodservice customers,” Johnson said in a news release.

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Bert Boyd    
McFarland  |  April, 06, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Good for Barrett and even better for Interfresh! Chris is right: where do you find a seasoned veteran these days right where you need them? Supervalu will ultimately miss him.

Mike George    
Oakdale, CA  |  April, 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM

I have to second Bert Boyd's comments on Interfresh good fortune securing Barrett. Product knowledge and attitude that BJ brings to them is becoming difficult to find these days! Good Luck Barrett!

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