May 5, 2020

Braga Fresh adds new head of marketing, product development

Produce marketing executive Kori Tuggle joined Braga Fresh in a new position at the company as its vice president of marketing and product development.

Kori Tuggle, Braga Farms

In this role Tuggle is responsible for brand management, corporate communications, scaling consumer engagement and collaborating with internal teams and customers to expand the company’s product offerings.

“In the immediate time frame of this global health crisis, our focus is the health and safety of our employees,” said Rodney Braga, president and CEO. “Creating this position is an addition to our executive team as we build for the future.  As farming has evolved, so has the approach to marketing and Kori’s background will bring us the additional support we need to continue our growth.”

Tuggle has more than 20 years experience in produce marketing. She’s led marketing and product innovation efforts at companies such as Safeway and Ocean Mist Farms and was most recently the vice president of marketing and product development at Church Brothers/True Leaf Farms.

Braga Fresh, based in Soledad, California, sells organically and conventionally grown lettuce, vegetables and herbs. Its family of brands includes A.S.A. Organics, Braga Ranch and Sebastian Harvesting. Product lines include Josie’s Organics, Braga Farms and Golden State broccoli.

In early March, the company opened its newest salad and vegetable processing facility in Gonzales, California.

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