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About the Author

Eric Chamberlain — Sourcing Representative

Eric oversees C.H. Robinson’s Melon Category within the Sourcing Division, providing cantaloupes, honeydews, personals melons, mixed melons to retailers across the country. He joined C.H. Robinson in 2005 and has held various positions, including buyer for Mott’s® apples, cherries and pears and manager of the Bambino personal watermelon program. In his role as Melon Category Manager, Eric strives to ensure customers receive the best product delivered in an efficient supply chain at a fair price.

Growing the Pink Ribbon Watermelon Supply Chain

Pink Ribbon Watermelon

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing 4th of July. Did you know that the 4th of July is one of the top holidays for watermelon in the U.S.? In fact, July is National Watermelon Month. Sliced on platters, cubed in salads, or even grilled, watermelon was probably on thousands of American picnic tables yesterday. But do you know how growers and distributors overcome logistical hurdles in order to get watermelon to stores? For all you supply chain gurus, here is a tangible example of the importance of the supply chain matching up with consumer demand. » Read More