2017 New York Produce Show


Josh Padilla

Josh Padilla
Produce Operations Coordinator/Produce Director
Alpha 1 Marketing

Josh is currently the Produce Operations Coordinator (Produce Director) for Alpha 1 Marketing in White Plains, NY, the retail services arm for Krasdale Foods. He has more than 17 years of Produce Retail Management experience with several Fortune 500 retailers, including Whole Foods, Weis Supermarkets and A&P. Josh directs the produce operations of the company, which has more than 300 independently owned and operated stores in the New York metro area and in Florida, writing the weekly produce ads for various banners, such as Bravo, C-town Supermarkets, DeCicco Family Markets and others. He oversees the Produce Merchandising team, the category management and buying of the department and setting produce standards. He also creates training programs and sales opportunities for increased produce sales.Josh is a member of PMA’s Center for Growing Talent, the Eastern Produce Council, United Fresh and Southeast Produce Council. In 2015, he was named by PRODUCE BUSINESS to its prestigious 40 Under 40 class of rising stars in the produce industry.

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