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PMA creates new award for retail members

The Produce Marketing Association has created a new member-only award called the Retail Award for excellence in merchant innovation.
Dec 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA

Max Teplitski joins PMA as chief science officer

Max Teplitski, whose most recent position was in food safety and nutrition at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, is the Produce Marketing Association’s chief science officer.

Overall Tour de Fresh salad bar contributions near $1 million

The 2019 Tour de Fresh broke fundraising records for the event, with more than $180,000 raised to purchase 51 salad bars.

Goodbye, generic UPCs, as produce shifts to specific codes

Starting in 2020, new generic Universal Product Codes will not be issued for produce in the U.S. and Canada, with company-specific codes taking their place.
Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Packaging, #CPMA, #PMA, #CPMA

Compac touts the ability of UltraView

ANAHEIM, Calif — Southern California was a perfect venue for Compac, part of TOMRA Food, to show its wares.

Lakeside Organic truck draws crowds at PMA

Fresh from presenting an attention-grabbing booth at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, Lakeside Organic Gardens is preparing for the transition between the fall and winter growing seasons.
Nov 07, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Organics, #PMA

So, how was the show?

Twenty-four-thousand of us were recently in Anaheim for PMA’s Fresh Summit. How many times did a question like “How’s the show going?” get asked?
Nov 01, 2019 by John Pandol #Opinion, #PMA

Joolies named best first-time exhibitor at Fresh Summit

Los Angeles-based Joolies, an organic medjool date company, won the award for best first-time exhibitor at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Fresh Summit food bank donation tops 228,000 pounds

The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo was a boon to Anaheim, Calif.-area feeding programs with 228,400 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables going to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Talking Fresh Summit and indoor farming companies

The Packer’s Tom Karst visits with Craig Carlson of Carlson Produce Consulting Oct. 25 about the just-concluded 2019 Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.