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Mar 27, 2015
The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2015 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in an expansive research report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.

The survey, which was first released in 2011, has been updated based on input from the United Fresh Finance & Business Management Council, and includes new positions within Finance & Accounting as well as the addition of Director of Social Responsibility. Further enhancements include expanded job descriptions and additional information on employee benefit practices. The report is open to produce companies operating in the U.S. or Canada, and reporting is in the local currency.

This confidential survey, prepared by expert research firm Industry Insights, measures compensation and benefits from U.S. and Canadian-based produce companies. The results will be published later this spring in a detailed research report which will allow produce companies to directly compare their salaries and benefits for full-time positions across multiple business sectors, as well as by ownership type (family, private, public), type of business, produce sales volume, number of full-time employees and geography. The report is expected to show continuing trends and important shifts since its original publication in 2011.

“Our business is constantly faced with challenges and the need for good information, ” said Scott Danner, President of Premier Produce and Chairman of United’s Finance & Business Management Council. “The survey is a tremendous benefit for the industry. The ability to benchmark and analyze your company’s current pay and benefit structure against like companies is invaluable.”

The survey is now open at www.unitedfreshsurvey.com to any U.S. or Canadian-based produce industry employers including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters and fresh-cut processors. The survey will remain open until April 3 and the final research report will be available for purchase at United Fresh 2015, the association’s annual convention and expo, June 8-10 in Chicago.

Companies that participate in submitting data for the survey are eligible to receive a fully-customized report for their company at a deeply discounted rate of $195. Non-survey participants can order a survey report for $495 for United Fresh members and $695 for non-members. For more information on the survey, contact Dan Hilleary at 202-303-3419.

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