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Special  —  PMA Fresh Summit

Ruby Fresh pomegranate aril season has started

After major upgrades were performed to the aril processing and packing facility of the summer, Ruby Fresh is now shipping their popular Jewel Cups of pomegranate arils for the fall holiday pull.Offering 4 ounce, 5.3 ounce cups as well as convenient multi-pack Grab-N-Go’s, the Jewel line offers retailers a.....

Kingsburg Orchards excited for introduction Percinnamons® at PMA Atlanta

Kingsburg Orchards is excited to announce that they will be featuring a new and exclusive persimmon called the Percinnamon® at the PMA in Atlanta this year. It is a new and unique variety of Persimmon that is wonderfully sweet with a hit of cinnamon flavor that can be eaten fresh out of hand. The.....

Pure Flavor debuts new booth with special guest at PMA 2015

Pure Flavor is gearing up to debut their new booth this month in Atlanta, Georgia. Taking place October 24-25, Pure Flavor can be found at booth #4575, the ultimate Fresh Summit destination. The new open concept booth will unveil the start of the company’s brand revitalization project and will be featuring.....

Frieda's launches re-brand in Atlanta

At the PMA Fresh Summit, Frieda's will be showcasing its brand new look and new packaging on many of their 400 products."At Frieda's, we've always been different, just like our products - genuine, spirited, forward-thinking and family-first," says Karen Caplan, President and CEO of Frieda's Specialty.....

Southern Specialties celebrates 25th anniversary

“This year, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary,” says Charlie Eagle with Southern Specialties. “As we started to grow and become more firmly entrenched in the world of fresh produce, we decided to start exhibiting at the PMA show. This was about 17 years ago and we have supported the PMA ever since,”.....

Earthcycle™ for Red Sun Farms

Top sealable pint finalist in PMA Impact Awards

Canadian food packaging company, CKF Inc. is pleased to announce that the newly developed Earthcycle ™ top sealable pint used by Red Sun Farms for its organic grape tomatoes has been chosen as one of 20 finalists out of 71 entries for the PMA Impact Award for Packaging Excellence. The Earthcycle ™ top.....

La Minita Fresh enjoys first year of business

Originally started as La Minita Produce in 2011, the importer and distributor of Mexican mangos and limes transitioned into La Minita Fresh this year. They will attend the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit as an exhibitor next month.“We're a family-owned company and mostly family-operated,” said Beatriz Duran of La.....

Chef of winning pomegranate aril recipe announced at Fresh Summit

During the past few months, Ruby Fresh organized the Ruby Fresh Chef’s Challenge in search of the best pomegranate aril recipe. The winning chef and the recipe will be revealed at the PMA Fresh Summit on October 24. The chef is going to make an appearance between 12:00 and 2:00 pm and will be sampling the.....

Love Beets’ beet bars presented in PMA’s Fresh Ideas Showcase

Love Beets’ new to market beet bar is exhibiting in the ‘On the Go’ section of the PMA Fresh Summit’s Fresh Ideas Showcase. The product targets adults as well as children who want to eat healthfully while they are on the go, and those who enjoy a wholesome snack at home. “Our Blueberry-Beet bar perfectly.....

Fresh Blenders™ featured in Atlanta

Stemilt is looking forward to connecting with its customers at the PMA Fresh Summit. The company will be showcasing new and innovative offerings and announce its plans for the crops it has available now and in the coming months.Fresh Blenders™ apples are one of the products featured at the show. These 5lb......

Side Delights® Roastable potatoes finalist for PMA Impact Award

For the second year running, Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist in the PMA Impact Awards for Excellence in Packaging for their innovation and creative excellence with the Side Delights®Roastables potato product line.The Produce Marketing Association reported that 57 companies submitted 71.....

Lemons for Life™

Limoneira launches 2016 campaign at Fresh Summit

Limoneira Company has announced today that it has entered into an Agreement with Megan Roosevelt, the founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl®.Roosevelt is an internationally published author, cooking show host and producer, as well as a nutrition expert for regional and national television and magazines. In.....

New Brussels sprouts product featured at PMA

Melissa’s pre-roasted Brussels sprouts are ready to eat with just a quick heat-up in the microwave, stovetop or oven. The convenient 8 oz. package has a minimum shelf life of 14 days. Brussels Sprouts are low in calories, yet high in fiber as well as packed with many essential vitamins and minerals. In fact,.....

Rockit® and Koru® apples highlighted at Fresh Summit

At this year’s Fresh Summit, Borton Fruit will be highlighting its newest apple varieties: the Rockit® and Koru®. The company has been marketing and introducing these varieties to the industry for the past couple of years. Both apples originated out of New Zealand. “They are unique in their own way, creating.....

Coliman debuts organic bananas internationally

Coliman, a Mexican grower, packer and shipper of bananas and other assorted fruit, will begin shipping their organic bananas internationally. In addition to promoting the international expansion of their organic banana program, they will also promote the introduction of their fresh cut fruits and vegetables.....

Bybee Produce one-stop shop for onions

With over 8,000 acres in Washington state, Bybee Produce grows a tremendous amount of onions. That footprint has helped make it a premier supplier of red, yellow and white onions for the retail and processing market both at home and abroad.“As many acres as we have, we have to be able to ship to all.....

Large Chinese packaging manufacturer finds footing in US

As one of the largest manufacturers of plastic bags for the food and fresh produce industry in China, FJ Packaging is very familiar with packaging for the fresh produce sector. But with a new sales office in the United States they hope to connect with the American fresh produce industry the same they've done.....

Corona-College Heights opens new sales office

Corona-College Heights, a California grower-packer-shipper of conventional and organic citrus, has recently expanded its sales force and opened an office in Ventura, California. The company, with over 100 years of history, will also have an expanded presence at this year's PMA Fresh Summit, as this is the.....

First fresh goldenberries without cold treatment enter the US

“We have resumed importing fresh Colombian goldenberries now that cold treatment is no longer required,” says Melissa Hartmann de Barros with HLB Specialties. Previously, the USDA mandated a 14-day quarantine treatment where the fruit would be kept at 34⁰F to guarantee no invasive species would.....

New product introductions Pero at Fresh Summit

Pero Family Farms has been exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Summit for 15 years and will be present again this year. “It is very valuable to have the whole industry under one roof and connect with all of our customers and prospects,” says Scott Seddon with Pero Family Farms.About three months ago, Pero introduced.....

Gourmet Mushrooms expands Midwest, East Coast presence

Gourmet Mushrooms, one of the leading producers of specialty mushrooms in the United States, expanded their presence eastward this year with a new processing plant in Scottville, Michigan. That expansion will allow them to provide more of their specialty mushrooms more quickly to customers east of the.....

FreshPlaza PMA Fresh Summit Special

In September and October FreshPlaza will be featuring a Special Section on PMA Fresh Summit. Do you have a new product or innovation to promote at the Fresh Summit? Or other news related to this show, please send some information which we can publish in the Special.For more information contact our editorial.....

PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging 2014

US: Petite potatoes post double-digit growth

Nielsen FreshFacts reports that Petite potatoes posted double-digit growth: for the 52 weeks ending 6/28/15 versus the year-ago period, Petite potato dollar sales are ahead +10.8% and volume sales are up +10.7%. Petite Potatoes now account for 11.1% of fresh potato category dollars at retail. The complete.....