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Movers and shakers bust a move at United Fresh expo

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CHICAGO — With four collocated shows, there was an abundance of activity last week at United Fresh 2017, held June 13-15 in the West Hall at McCormick Place Convention Center, here. Some of the produce industry’s movers and shakers took some time to show us their best showstoppers. 

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