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By Stephanie Metzinger
Manager, Communication, Western Growers

When iTradeNetwork formed in 1999, its mission was simple: to help companies in fresh perishables leave pen-and-paper ordering processes behind and embrace digital procurement. What started as a modest idea has now morphed into a sophisticated system that can construct a complete end-to-end story of a commodity’s path down the supply chain and include important information in that journey, such as product quality at different points and real-time issue management.

Change. It requires confidence. It requires trust and most importantly, a solid plan of action that propels you forward. We know this because we have changed. Western Growers Insurance Services has evolved into an organization of insurance experts that recognize the need for change. The need to embrace innovation, technological advances, and transformational shifts in the way we do business with our customers. Now more than ever, Western Growers Insurance Services is focused on the ever-changing landscape of our industry.

Jeff Gullickson

Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases in the U.S. An estimated 34.2 million Americans have diabetes—that’s nearly 10.5% of the U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of that 34.2 million, more than 7 million Americans remain undiagnosed. What do these numbers mean for employers and their workforce? It means health care costs are on the rise. It also means that the increasing costs and rising diagnoses can be reduced if more people were educated about diabetes and its risk factors.

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