Sutherland’s Foodservice Inc. and Destiny Organics LLC have expanded operations on the Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forest Park, Ga., with two new buildings.
One building houses additional refrigerated as well as dry and freezer storage and includes offices on the upper level.
Additional offices for the companies’ communications and demonstrations/marketing staff have been relocated to the second building, Earwood said.
In other news, Diana Earwood, Sutherland’s’ vice president and general manager of the produce division and Destiny’s general manager, has been elected chairwoman of the Agriculture Commodity Commission for Georgia Grown Products.
As leader of the new group, Earwood said she plans to work to build brand recognition and make sure shoppers seek products produced in Georgia.
Earwood was appointed to the board by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.
In 2013, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill that created the commission.
The organization is voluntarily funded by producers and agribusinesses that affix the Georgia Grown trademark to their products.
The commission’s purpose is to increase awareness of Georgia products to state and national retailers.
Sutherland’s has also opened a retail location in the revitalized Sweet Auburn Curb Market in downtown Atlanta.
The spot is on a new trolley line and provides a place for the distributor to promote its products, demonstrate new items for consumers and meet new Georgia Grown vendors, Earwood said.