While you were getting things done this week, we were keeping an eye on the produce world for you. Here’s what happened: Southeastern Grocers got a new CEO; Duke University launched the Global Food Policy Center; robot pallet stackers are coming to PACK EXPO; truckers dodge sleep apnea testing; Fiesta Mart gets a new CEO; the Library of Congress wants your veterans memories; Sonny Perdue is a watermelon man; and you get free PR help!

Southeastern Grocers Gets New CEO, Hucker Is Next-Man-Up

Anthony Hucker will be next-man-up to take the helm for Jacksonville, FL’s Southeastern Grocers as it faces an onslaught of competition from newcomers and familiar foes in the grocery wars’ ground zero here in the Southeast. READ MORE

Duke Launches World Food Policy Center at Sanford with $5.9 Million in Grant Money

Duke University will use $5.9 million in grants to bolster efforts to improve global food policy and inform issues such as food safety and malnutrition. READ MORE

Robot Pallet Stackers On Display At Upcoming PACK EXPO

Featuring more than 30,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 40 vertical industries – and some nifty robotic pallet stackers — PACK EXPO 2017 is on the way to the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 25-27. READ MORE

Here’s A Free Public Relations Primer From Our Friends At DMA Solutions

Want some free PR help? Our friends and DMA Solutions are here with a handy e-Book to give you the latest – and it’s totally free. READ MORE

Truckers and Sleep Apnea: Feds Say The ‘No Rule’ rules continue

At least 10 significant road and rail accidents can be attributed for sleep apnea, but the Trump administration has pulled support for mandatory driver testing. READ MORE

Former Target Exec Tapped for Top Role At Texas’ Fiesta Mart

Target veteran Sid Keswani has been named CEO of the 60-unit Fiesta Mart LLC chain in Texas, replacing Mike Byars. READ MORE

Sonny Perdue Proves to Be A Watermelon Man

Representatives from the National Watermelon Promotions Board visited Washinton, DC to celebrate Watermelon Day with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. READ MORE

Library of Congress Wants Memories of Vets for Labor Day

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) wants you to celebrate Labor Day by recording memories of deceased veterans to share, and to submit photos, diaries or journals to the project. READ MORE

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