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How businesses interpret the PMA/United Fresh Ethical Charter

The grower industry is suffering from a critical labor shortage, but berry farms that supply Driscoll’s of the Americas have a competitive advantage because they pay their laborers more.

EFI looks to give certified suppliers preferred status

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community.
Nov 15, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Labor, #PMA, #United Fresh

Village Farms challenges Fresh Summit attendees  

It was a close competition at the Village Farms booth at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit, with a taste challenge between the Heavenly Villagio Marzano and the Lorabella Blossom in Orlando, Fla.
Nov 02, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #PMA, #Tomatoes

Year of the Mushroom? Close, but not yet

Already some were calling 2018 the “year of the mushroom” after innovative products and packaging went to market.
Nov 02, 2018 by Joe Caldwell #Opinion, #Mushrooms, #PMA

Millennials Eat — Fresh Summit Edition!

Designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the most "millennial-friendly" products they saw at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Oct. 19-20.

PMA registers another successful Fresh Summit

ORLANDO, Fla. - Pulling in about 21,000 attendees from 60 countries, the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Orlando was another smashing success.
Oct 24, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA

Sambrailo, Shenandoah Growers earn expo awards

Sambrailo Packaging’s eco-friendly ReadyCycle and Shenandoah Growers’ “That’s Tasty" herb line took top marketing awards at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Orlando, Fla.
Oct 24, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Herbs, #PMA, #Packaging

Five strategies for success after Fresh Summit

Congratulations! You’ve survived another Fresh Summit.
Oct 23, 2018 by Wendy McManus #Opinion, #PMA

Well·Pict Announces Year-Round Raspberries at PMA

Well·Pict shares at PMA its ability to offer raspberries year round, along with insight into its growing season

Use curiosity to advance tech, PMA panelists say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking at lessons from other industries, a panel of experts addressed the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future session on the potential for technology to create opportunities for the fresh produce.