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Unified Grocers hires Art Salazar

Art Salazar recently joined Commerce, CA-based Unified Grocers.

In his new position as manager of the produce department for the Southern California region, Salazar is responsible for managing the purchasing and sales team, as well as overlooking merchandising and store deliveries to maximize quality and reduce the cost of doing business.

“My goal is to cut the line shorter for our members between the tree and the store,” Salazar told The Produce News. “We will handle all produce commodities and will try to supply our members with products that can increase their sales along with their profits. Unified Grocers has incredible buying power and we will utilize this tool to supply our members with great deals.”

Salazar has been working in the produce industry for 23 years. Before joining Unified Grocers, he worked for Borg Produce and Pan American Banana at the Los Angeles Produce Terminal for 11 years. Prior to that, he worked for Ready Pac Produce for seven years.

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