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2019 PMA's Fresh Summit Day 3

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

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

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.

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.

Tomra companies release sorting, grading solutions at Fresh Summit

Belgium-based Tomra Food, parent company of Compac and BBC Technologies, pulled out all the stops for the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit expo, Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.

Smurfit Kappa debuts paper-based packaging for mangoes at PMA

Smurfit Kappa worked with the National Mango board and growers, shippers and retailer to create paper-based packaging suitable for the fruit, and it will be unveiled at the PMA’s Fresh Summit.

Cathy Burns talks macro trends, opportunities in State of the Industry

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Cathy Burns discussed global macro trends and consumer behavior trends during her State of the Industry address and encouraged industry members to consider how they can leverage those trends.

Fresh Summit panel jumps into ‘hot’ industry issues

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The title of a morning “Experience Extensions” session at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 17 was “What’s Hot and What’s Not in Produce Science & Technology.”