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The Inside Look (Sept. 2)

This month’s edition of the Floral Pulse will literally take you around the world! That’s what’s so great about our business — every single growing region is uniquely gifted in its own right with the perfect product for our customers. And be sure to read about the upcoming trade shows: PMA, Proflora, SAF and TPIE, plus many other important events around the world!

insidelook.sept2019 Do you need one complete resource of all industry trade shows throughout the year? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Clip out the calendar of events inside! It’s updated each month with the latest and greatest events to grow our business for 2020 and beyond.

Did I mention what a great industry we’re blessed to be part of? Back on the home front, we’ll start delving into pre-holiday merchandising and timely information on our workforce: labor management and human resources. And speaking of workforce, don’t miss the perspective of Shanley King, AFE Communications Intern, who recently joined the industry as a newcomer. She’s a new believer in “Power to the Flowers!”

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Duda bringing imported citrus to the U.S.
Just in time for the summer season, Duda Farm Fresh Foods launches its 18th consecutive import citrus program. Now through October, Duda Farm Fresh Foods will import citrus to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere with guaranteed optimal quality, flavor and volume. Duda Farm Fresh Food’s line of imported citrus, sold Read More ...
NMB continues to grow the mango category
The National Mango Board is a sponsor of the ongoing Kitchen Collaborative initiative in partnership with Flavor & Menu magazine as a part of the NMB’s foodservice marketing program. Kitchen Collaborative is a recipe-development program organized by Summit F&B and Flavor & The Menu with support from sponsor brands and Read More ...
USDA files action for $1 million PACA violation
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against B&B Organics Inc. The company, operating from Indiana, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to 23 Read More ...
Sunrays grapes to hit stores this winter
Tarrytown, NY-based fresh produce importer Jac. Vandenberg Inc. has announced that it will be adding grapes to its Sunrays product line as it launches an eye-catching, revamped website for the Sunrays brand. “We are ecstatic to be adding grapes to the Sunrays product line. With over 70 years of experience in working with the Read More ...
Congdon Orchards joins Sage Fruit Co.
Sage Fruit Co. will add Congdon Orchards to its team of grower-packer-shippers of Washington tree fruit, effective Aug. 1. Congdon joins Sage Fruit to enhance the marketing, sales and distribution of its fruit. Through this new partnership, Sage Fruit will add considerable volume of Washington state apples, pears and Read More ...

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