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Tanimura & Antle adds marketing and business development pro

Tanimura & Antle, a leading grower-shipper based in Salinas, CA, has hired Jessica Harris as senior manager of trade marketing and business development.

Harris comes to this new role from her position as senior manager of customer marketing at Earthbound Farm, where she worked since 2007.Jessica-Harris

In this new role, Harris will focus on expanding relationships with customers through the development of targeted strategic customer marketing partnerships, bringing her wealth of experience and demonstrated success in the produce industry to drive purchase and customer satisfaction for Tanimura & Antle.  

During her tenure at Earthbound Farm, Harris was instrumental in expanding the company-s customer and shopper marketing programs, achieving decisive results for customers and the company.

"With expertise and passion, Jessica has built a strong relationship with the team here at Sprouts," said Chad Miller, vice president of produce procurement at Sprouts. "She understands our needs and she knows organic produce. She's a great addition to the Tanimura & Antle team and I look forward to continuing to work with her.

“Jessica brings a deep understanding of the unique dynamics of the organic category and demonstrated success in leveraging her expertise for success, said Jeffrey Jackson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Tanimura & Antle. “And we’re also thrilled that her passion for local community engagement aligns with Tanimura & Antle-s core values.

An enthusiastic volunteer in the industry and local community, Harris also serves on the board of the Produce Marketing Association Women’s Fresh Perspectives Committee and Ag Against Hunger. She is also a graduate of the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Salinas Valley program.