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On the trade show floor at PMA Fresh Summit

videoweb The Produce Marketing Association's 67th annual Fresh Summit Convention & Expo, Oct. 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, set a new East Coast record for attendance with a total number of 20,889 attendees from 65 countries. The three-day event highlights the tools PMA delivers year-round to its members, including connections to innovation, networking and professional education to help grow successful businesses.

Check it out as Produce News' correspondent Mary Blackmon of Farm Star Living tackles day one on the trade show floor at PMA Fresh Summit.

Consumers turn to apples in challenging times
Americans are stocking up on apples as they contend with the COVID-19 crisis, especially Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji and Granny Smith. Consumers are favoring packaged apples, which jumped up 34 percent in volume in the last four weeks ending March 21, and likely more than that since. As consumers hunker down, they are turning to Read More ...
Publix adds contactless pay options
Publix has rolled out contactless pay to all its stores, including GreenWise Market. This is one more measure Publix is taking to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or contactless pay-enabled credit or Read More ...
CAC responding to challenges presented by coronavirus pandemic
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Industry needs aggressive retail promotions to move large spring melon crop
Coming off a short watermelon crop out of southern Mexico during the winter months with extremely high prices, a sudden increase in volume as the northern Mexico production has gotten under way has led to a sharp drop in prices, according to John Gee, vice president of sales for Eagle Eye Produce, who is currently Read More ...
US Foods partners with retailers nationwide
US Foods Holding Corp. has secured approximately 20 retail distribution partnerships across national grocery store chains, wholesale grocers and consumer packaged goods brands. To date, more than 700 US Foods distribution associates have been temporarily contracted to support this work. These associates are primarily in Read More ...

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