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Want to sell produce to schools? Know these tips

CHICAGO — Students may be a captive audience at lunch time, but school foodservice officials say they want options and ideas from produce marketers to present fruits and vegetables to kids in an attractive way.

Packer Insight — United Fresh Expo Day One

Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle and editor-in-chief Tom Karst discuss the first day on the expo floor at United Fresh.

Melissa’s showcases fresh-cut jackfruit

CHICAGO – World Variety Produce plans to soon be offering a 10-ounce fresh-cut jackfruit product.

Crunch Pak introduces snack medleys, fresh-cut pears at United

CHICAGO – Sliced apple company Crunch Pak is looking to broaden its horizons and compete with snack purveyors beyond the produce industry.

Mastronardi aims to elevate category with new Wow Berries

CHICAGO – Mastronardi Produce launched its premium Wow Berries product line at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo June 11.

Cece’s launches crinkle-cut veggies

CHICAGO – Cece’s Veggie Co. debuted a line of grill-ready vegetables June 11 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Bonduelle debuts line of heat-and-eat meals

CHICAGO – Bonduelle Fresh Americas launched its Heat & Heat Harvest Bowl product line June 11 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Challenges of management: hiring, retention, communication

CHICAGO — After the opening luncheon at the United Fresh Conference and Expo, the crowd broke into smaller groups to attend simultaneous workshops. 

Hedgehogs or lettuce, outbreak investigations are complex

CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.

Produce companies squeezed by tight labor market

CHICAGO — Produce companies are competing for scarce talent in a tight economy, and that is translating to more generous benefits and higher compensation compared with a few years ago.