From Seattle to Issaquah, Wenatchee to Brewster and ending in Pateros, the Oppy team of BDRs, category leaders and marketing staff took an educational (and scenic!) tour through Washington state in mid-September. Meeting with colleagues from Ocean Spray, Zespri, Crane & Crane and BC Tree Fruits, the week was full of constant learning.
BDR Manager and Sales Manager Audrey Desnoyers, who organized the trip, was beaming with pride from the strong teamwork and high level of creativity within her team—that was especially prevalent over those few days.
In early September Oppy donated fruit in exchange for sponsorship of the world-renowned TED event in Vancouver, TEDx, featuring former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell. Oppy was acknowledged as one of BC’s Top Employers (and not to mention, older than Canada itself!) from the stage while ten of our staff received complementary passes to join in on the fun.
Randhawa Farms has established itself as Oppy’s cornerstone British Columbia sweet bell pepper program with the expansion of its cooler facility and greenhouse acreage.
Based in BC’s Lower Mainland, Randhawa has added almost 22,000 square feet of cold storage with a 600-pallet capacity facility that includes two new value-added lines. “We’re very excited to already be shipping out of the new cooler,” said Aaron Quon, executive category director of greenhouse at Oppy.