NatureSweet Makes Leadership Top 500 List Second Year in a Row

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Leading tomato producer empowers employees with a positive work atmosphere

NatureSweet Tomatoes

One of our primary goals is to help our associates accomplish fulfilling, long-lasting careers with NatureSweet. We know these opportunities are rare in today’s agricultural industry.

For the second time, NatureSweet® Tomatoes proudly announces its national recognition as a recipient of the annual Leadership 500 Excellence Award for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs. NatureSweet’s influential Unleashing the Power of People program is a Top 10 Finalist in the Leadership 500 Excellence Program in the large company category.

The company will be honored during the Lead 500 ceremony in Dallas, where keynote speaker former President Bill Clinton will make an appearance. Other participants and speakers that will appear at the special ceremony include leadership coach and author Marshall Goldsmith.

NatureSweet’s leadership program, Unleashing the Power of People, was developed by the company to reinvent the future of its employees. With the program in place, NatureSweet provides the support to allow every employee to have the confidence to reach his or her highest potential. This includes cross-training and year-round employment with salary and benefits.

“One of our primary goals is to help our associates accomplish fulfilling, long-lasting careers with NatureSweet,” said Michael Joergensen, vice president of marketing for NatureSweet. “We know these opportunities are rare in today’s agricultural industry. It is an honor to be recognized.”

Unleashing the Power of People enables associates to be innovative and self-leading. Associates are encouraged to confidently engage with supervisors and know they are valued as team members who work for a company that provides them with the necessary tools and support to fulfill their professional goals.

For 30 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the Top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in a yearly ranking.

To find out more about NatureSweet, please visit NatureSweet.com.

About NatureSweet®
NatureSweet Ltd. is the leading grower of premium, branded, best-tasting fresh tomatoes in North America. Always vine-ripened and hand-picked at the peak of freshness, only NatureSweet® tomatoes guarantee great taste all year round. NatureSweet tomatoes are carefully grown, harvested and packaged by more than 6,000 full-time associates and are sold at major grocers, mass retailers, club stores and food service operators in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Known for award-winning quality and innovative packaging, NatureSweet is also committed to having a positive social, environmental and economic impact on the communities in which they operate. NatureSweet Cherubs®, SunBursts™, Glorys™, Cherriots™ and Jubilees® are trademarks of NatureSweet Ltd. For more information about NatureSweet tomatoes, visit http://www.naturesweet.com.

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