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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.

Fox Packaging offers eco-friendly bag options

Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, is showcasing two new products, the Fox Eco Stand-up bag and the HD Stand-Up bag, at the United Fresh Produce Association’s expo in Chicago.

Packer Insight — Education day at United Fresh 2019

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss the sessions they attended on the first day of the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Naturipe, Onions 52, Shenandoah share rebranding experiences at United

CHICAGO — Marketers from three companies that recently rebranded discussed their experiences during a session June 10 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Produce execs look to future in United Fresh outlook panel

CHICAGO — A panel of produce industry executives considered topics from sourcing and branding to disruption and the next generation of consumers during the opening general session at United Fresh.

Jeff Huckaby receives The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award

CHICAGO — Jeff Huckaby, president of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Grimmway Farms, received The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award June 10 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

PBH bringing influencers to United Fresh

The Produce for Better Health Foundation will host 10 influencers at the upcoming United Fresh convention and expo.

Cece’s Veggie Co. finalist for innovation award at United

Austin, Texas-based Cece’s Veggie Co. will be sampling its Organic Butternut Shells & Cheese product at the United Fresh expo June 11-12.