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Part 2: OPS exhibitors explain why they go organic

Screen-Shot-2018-07-14-at-5.25.08-PM MONTEREY, CA — With record-breaking attendance, the 2018 Organic Produce Summit, which took place July 11-12, here, certainly brought out the best the organic produce industry has to offer.

Check out all the fun on the trade show floor — and find out why organics are so important to these produce companies — in part two of our trade show floor coverage.

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 ...
Food Lion to donate 6 million meals amid COVID-19 outbreak
Food Lion Feeds is donating $600,000, the equivalent of 6 million meals, to COVID-19 hunger relief efforts. Of that, $500,000 will be donated locally to community partners in the towns and cities Food Lion serves to help feed students who depend on receiving nutritious meals at school, seniors with limited resources and Read More ...
CMI scales up with Yakima Fruit partnership
Furthering its dedication to being a leading fruit grower, packer and shipper in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC announced a new strategic partnership with Yakima Fruit & Cold Storage Co. This partnership will significantly expand CMI Orchards’ manifest by adding more than 3 million boxes of exceptional quality apples to CMI’s Read More ...
Building a better produce box
“In times like this, survival has you doing crazy things just to get through,” said Brent Erenwert, chief executive officer of Brothers Produce Houston/Houston Cold Storage. Well, Erenwert may just be crazy like a fox. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Brothers Produce's business went to foodservice. Since March 12 Read More ...
CFFA providing plenty of marketing support for Chilean fruit
The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association works with retailers if they need or want marketing support. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic the organization is bolstering its efforts to strengthen consumer communication, both on its social platforms and through the media. Karen Brux, managing director of the CFFA, said there are a great Read More ...

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