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PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo

FoxyPMA’s 35th annual Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA, attracted 1,952 attendees, including more than 485 foodservice distributors and more than 190 operators, who came to explore new products and emerging trends in the foodservice and fresh produce industries.

Jensie Smith joins Sev-Rend as new relationship manager
Sev-Rend has hired Jensie Smith as its new relationship manager. The company said this lines up with Sev-Rend’s goals to further service its clients in the produce industry with high-performance packaging. This move allows Sev-Rend to expand it footprint even further in the ever-growing fresh produce industry. “Jensie brings a wealth Read More ...
BJ’s new EVP to lead business transformation
BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. appointed Paul Cichocki as executive vice president of membership, analytics and business transformation, effective April 1. Cichocki will be responsible for the company’s membership, marketing and analytics organizations. “I am excited to welcome Paul to the BJ’s team,” said President and Chief Read More ...
Bobalu Berry Farms donates to local schools
Oxnard, CA-based grower-shipper Bobalu Berry Farms simply wanted to reach out and help during these difficult times. But its donation of 4,000 one-pound clamshell packs of fresh California strawberries to the Oxnard School District has spurred the interest of other producers and the shipper is hoping that the idea spreads Read More ...
Nature Fresh Farms welcomes Zanelle Hough to sales staff
Nature Fresh Farms Sales expanded its team, welcoming Retail Sales Account Manager Zanelle Hough to its sales department. Hough began her career 14 years ago in logistics working for a South African exporter. Wanting to gain more experience in sales, she shifted to the Walmart global procurement team as a logistics and Read More ...
Produce tag supplier adds face shields for crisis
In mid-March Bedford Industries President Jay Milbrandt saw a news story about hospital employees sewing handmade facemasks to help overcome their shortage of personal protection equipment . He wondered out loud if his produce tag manufacturing firm could help. Within a few days, the company had designed a face shield Read More ...

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