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Food chain sustainability summit at Clemson coming Sept. 19-21

Three years ago, Clemson University launched its Sonoco FRESH innovation hub in an effort to build partnerships between industry and academia so that sustainability solutions across the food chain might be developed. They will also soon be hosting a summit on this topic Sept. 19-21. Mike Switzer interviews Anne Barr, executive director of Sonoco FRESH at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.