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Produce Market Guide News

2019 PMA's Fresh Summit Day 3

Oct 19, 2019 by Brooke Park #Produce (General), #PMA
Daily coverage of Produce Marketing Association's 2019 Fresh Summit; including, related articles and social media coverage.
Oct 19, 2019 by Brooke Park #Produce (General), #PMA

Don Christopher named 2019 Produce Marketer for All Seasons

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Packer has named garlic giant Don Christopher the 2019 Produce Marketer for All Seasons.

Diversify and differentiate in export efforts, panel says

Oct 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The “new normal” in the global trade of fruits and vegetables is uncertainty, but trade experts said traders can still find opportunities by mapping supply chain risks and exploring new markets.
Oct 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA

2019 Mango Retailer of the Year is Mary Zink of Wegmans

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The National Mango Board has named Mary Zink, product category manager for Wegmans, its 2019 Mango Retailer of the Year.

2019 Pear Retailer of the Year is Harris Teeter

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Pear Bureau Northwest named Harris Teeter its 2019 Pear Retailer of the Year at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

A produce manager’s promo wish list

We turn to the reader’s forum this week, where this question was recently presented: How long should a produce assistant serve in that position before they’re ready to get promoted to produce manager?

TV ‘shark’ offers tips, ProteoSense wins PMA tech challenge

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Herjavec of TV’s “Shark Tank” offered suggestions on adapting to changing technology and helped select the winner of a $100,000 investment from SVG Ventures at Fresh Summit.

Pomegranates on the rise on Produce Market Guide

Pumpkins, chili peppers and apples held on to the top three spots on Produce Market Guide the week of Oct. 7.

Throwback: From 10 acres of garlic

Don Christopher says he's looked forward to Mondays for his entire life -- he gets to go to work.

Jasa packaging equipment takes plastic out of the picture

Jasa Packaging Solutions, The Netherlands, has seen plastic-free packaging growing as a trend in Europe, and now it's happening in the U.S.

Little Potato launches new line at Fresh Summit, adds new flavor

The Little Potato Co., Edmonton, Alberta, is extending its easy potato side dish options with a new line, Easy Sides.

10/18/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to Market & Changes

Oct 18, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
B & B Potato LLC, BR LLC, Cardenas Kennedy, Fruition Fresh LLC, and Little Creek Produce LLC are new companies to the Market. Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., Blue Hills Orchard Inc. and other have changes.
Oct 18, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash