The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market has a new business development manager.
The new manager, Tad Thompson, has worked as a freelance writer in Philadelphia, primarily for The Produce News, since 2002. He covered the northeastern and Midwestern U.S., and international produce trade. He has been its Canada manager since February, according to the market’s news release.
Freelancing, Thompson also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
He began his career as The Packer’s eastern editor in 1977. He graduated with a bachelor’s in journalism from Kansas State University. For one of his first assignments with The Packer, Thompson covered the old Philadelphia market.
Things have come full circle. The new Philadelphia market, which it calls the world’s largest fully refrigerated terminal market with nearly 700,000 square feet of refrigerated space, opened June 5.