The careful manager will have already spent time walking his department, taking note of the inventory already on display (in some stores this is nearly their entire inventory). Then the produce manager takes a physical inventory of everything in the stock room and in the cooler.
Only then does the produce manager write his order, managing that all-important inventory.
Armand Lobato works for the Idaho Potato Commission. His 30 years of experience in the produce business span a range of foodservice and retail positions.
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