The National Mango Board promoted Kristine Concepcion from communications manager to director of industry relations.
Concepcion, who joined the board in 2012 as a communications specialist, will now be responsible for industry communications such as crop reports, trade media and Mango Connection, according to Megan McKenna, director of marketing for the Orlando, Fla.-based board.
“The great work Kristine has done over the past couple years made her a natural fit for this position,” McKenna said.
Vision Import Group increases distribution
River Edge, N.J.-based Vision Import Group, along with its partner company Vision Produce Company on the West Coast, will combine to offer national distribution of mangoes.
This year, the company will offer mangoes from Guatemala in a generic box. It’s not their first time shipping Guatemala mangoes but Ronnie Cohen, vice president of sales, said the company wants to be sure about the supply before shipping them under its Van Gogh label.
“The goal is to pack everything under the Van Gogh label but it’s a new supplier this season so we want to see how it goes,” Cohen said.