Official opening of PMA 2018 in Orlando. David Marguleas, PMA's Board Chair, cuts the ribbon.
Michael Landry and Greg Akins with Catalytic Generators discuss ethylene solutions at Fresh Summit.
Proud team of Tom Lange / Seven Seas. From left to right: Tracy Wood, Greg Thorne, Bill Weyland, Greg Reinauer, Mark Krauter and Rock Gumpert.
Tom Lange / Seven Seas recently launched new labeling for its strawberries. Transparent sticker for conventional strawberries.
New labeling for organic strawberries.
Karen Brux with the Chilean Avocado Importers Association.
The team of Sunset
Tanya Rowter, Andre Bailey, Laurel Angebrandt and Mike Isola with Global Fruit, exporter of Canadian cherries.
The team of Starr Ranch Growers proudly stands in front of the new booth and promotes the company's rebrand. From left to right: Brent Shammo, David Garcia, Michele Peters and Dan Wohlford.
Starr Ranch Growers' new brand has a clean and contemporary look.
Overview of Oneonta's re-brand and new booth.
Stephen Cowan and Emily Murracas with Mucci Farms are proud to show the company's new package of strawberries with chocolate or cheesecake flavored dip.
Strawberries wit cheesecake flavored dip from Mucci Farms.
Leonard Felix proudly shows the company's new avocado meter that attracted many visitors to the booth.
A proud team of Rainier Fruit in front of a customizable bin. Customers can choose the graphics.
Carlos Ruiz, Richard Vollebregt and Jesus Lopez with Cravo Equipment supply retractable roofing systems around the globe.
Tom Richardson, SVP of Global Development for Giumarra, together with Megan Schulz, Director of Communications.
John Carter and John Chamberlain with Limoneira stand by the new Mix 'n Match lemons. The pouch bags contain pink lemons, Meyer lemons and classic lemons and will be available in stores from January until March.
Holiday standup pouch bags of sweet Meyer lemons from Limoneira.
Winner of CalGiant's first annual Chef Invitational Luis Reyes flanked by Tom Smith and Cindy Jewell with CalGiant.
The team of Babe Farms. From left to right: Rocio Munoz, Ande Manos and Matt Hiltner.
Karen Murphy and Eric Fernandes with NatureSeal proudly discuss fresh-cut solutions. The Fresh-Cut Produce Extender is now available for consumers on Amazon.
James Milne with Oppy stands next to a new product: an Ocean-Spray labeled cooler that can hold Ocean Spray berries as well as other Ocean-Spray labeled fruit. The refrigerator is small enough where it can be easily moved to different parts of the store to increase cross merchandising. The refrigerator is being tested in a select number of stores in the Denver area.
David Nelley with Oppy and Andrew Keaney with T&G Global.
Kelsey Van Lissum with Oppy, Brock Nemecek with T&G Global and Karin Gardner with Oppy show Pacifi Rose, Jazz and Envy apples.
David Posner of Awesum Organics
Adi and Vered Karnial of Grapa
Happy Hour and all smiles in the Village Farms booth.
Jim Grabowski with Well Pict discusses how strawberry production is making its transition from Watsonville to Oxnard this time of year.
Gloria Smith, Mayra Velazquez de Leon and Marco Garcia with Organics Unlimited.
Emmanuel Meullenet, Gian Giacomo Gamberini and Massimo Bellotti of Groupe Guillin
Etienne Malaguti of Prim'land, Daniel Soares of Interfel, Pascal Marrocq of Blue Whale, Pauline Lafitte of Prim'land, Marc Rauffet of Groupe Innatis, Christophe Artero of FDA International and Chef Charles Soussin at the French Interfel booth.
Jorge Hernandez, Cindy Swanberg Schwing and Mario Cardenas with London Fruit show Jackfruit, which attracted a lot of people to the booth.
Alicia Suits, Cory Dombrowski and Jiana Escobar with Sakata Seed America.
A proud CMI Orchards team, showing differnt pouch bags of organic branded and non-branded apples.
Re-brand of CMI's Ambrosia apples.
A happy team at Domex Superfresh Growers with Nosh & Nourish in the middle preparing delicious Autumn Glory apple recipes.
Ernesto Sanabria and Leona Hall from Red Sun Farms
The team of Unitec
The team of NatureFresh Farms. From left to right: Ray Wowryk, Spencer Lightfoot, Kara Badder and Pete Quiring. Ray and Pete show pouch bags with organic sweet peppers while Spencer shows the TOMZ snacking tomatoes.
TOMZ tomatoes on display at NatureFresh Farms. The company also show offered a virtual reality tour of its bell pepper production and tomato and harvest. It's an educational tool to show the story behind the pepper and the tomato.
Paul Coosemans and Rudi Coosemans with Coosemans Worldwide. Paul is responsible for the company's Panama market while Rudi heads up Belgium.
Scott McDulin and Adam Chernow with Schmieding Produce.
Tatiana Quiros, Susan Day and Adrian Felix with the California Table Grape Commission.
Sarah Deaton with Zespri North America and Daniel Mathieson, CEO of Zespri Group. Sarah and Daniel show SunGold and green kiwifruit respectively.
The team of Stepac
Clive and Max Sutherland with Sutherland, S.A. Produce. Max shows Pristine grapes.
This year the California Avocado Commission celebrates its 40-year anniversary. From left to right: Zac Benedict, Angela Fraser, Jan DeLyser, Connie Stukenberg and David Cruz.
Gretchen Kreidler Austin and Josh Acuna with SunFed proudly stand in front of the company's avocado display. Avocados are a new program for SunFed.
The team of Hazel Technologies exhibits at PMA for the first time. Pat Flynn, Claudia Sanchez, Ken Kurita and Mario Cervantes.
Steven Ceccarelli and Diana Ramirez with Farm Fresh Produce talk to show attendees about sweet potatoes. Right after Fresh Summit, the team was off to Madrid for Fruit Attraction.
Uniformity at the team of Highline Mushrooms!
Four time world champion sumo wrestler Byamba visiting the booth of Suntreat and promoting Sumo Citrus together with the Suntreat team.
A new booth for Suntreat and its Sumo Citrus.
Shipper bin with Sumo citrus from Suntreat.
Joe Dugo and Dustin Hahn with Naturipe Avocado Farms.
Mariano Sangronis with Citromax, who exports lemons from Argentina to the US.
Gary Lazarski with MightyVine, greenhouse grower in the Chicago area.
Sinclair just launched a new logo. The team of Sinclair in the new booth with the V6 High Speed Labeling machine in front.
J.F. Gamelin and Denise Everett with Okanagan Specialty Fruits proudly talk about the company's newest apple variety: Granny Smith. In addition to Arctic Golden, Arctic Granny is now available.
Ready to eat non-browning Arctic Grannys and Arctic Goldens from Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
Avner Shohet of TAP-Teshuva Agricultural Projects promotes the TAPkit
The team of Macro Plastics. From left to right: Antonio Cabrera, Luis Escorriola, Roberto Borbolla, Cesar Mejia and Mark Malatras.
New 1012 bin from Macro Plastics. This size bin is often used in Latin America for pineapples and melons. The company also came out with a slightly larger version that is more common in the US.
Chris Pollock with BC Tree Fruits shows a bag with Ambrosia apples. Canadian Ambrosia apples were rebranded exactly a year ago.
Francisco J. Battitini, Jason Laffer and Amy Rosenoff of Purity Organic
Shannon Boase with CKF, Inc. was busy showing topseal as well as peel and resealable film options for compostable and recyclable punnets.
Ernst van Eeghen of Church Brothers
Julie McLachlan and David Geen with Jealous Fruits were busy talking about Canadian cherries.
Remy Cima and Michel Keeken with Dutch Food Technology proudly show the Pinabar. In a matter of seconds, this machine peels and cuts pinapples and drops the chunks in a ready-to-go container.
Jimmy Johnson, Tom Jerkins and Greg Drouillard with Premier Citrus out of Vero Beach, FL proudly show the company's new Natural Light labeling option.
The team of EarthFresh introduces Earth Apples, easy to grow seed potatoes for the home and garden market. From left to right: Stephanie Cutaia, Liana Fehr, Andrew George, Dan Martin and Jim Sorichetti.
The team of Vision Import Group: Ronnie Cohen, George Uribe, Angela Aronica and Lindsay Love.
Adrian Down and Todd Bagget with RedLine Solutions proudly show different scanners that help with inventory management.
Andres Ocampo and Melissa Hartmann de Barros with HLB Specialties proudly show rambutans in clamshell as well as ginger hands from Brazil. These ginger hands are larger than traditional ones, making them distinct.
Clamshell with rambutans from HLB Specialties with a special Halloween sticker.
Andres Coloma, Menuka Shrestha and Susanne Bertolas with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
The Star Group team!
New topseal packaging for pears from the Star Group.
Kevin Steiner and Kaci Komstadius with Sage Fruit.
Executive team members of Divine Flavor. From left to right: Alan Aguirre, Alan Aguirre jr., Pedro Batiz and Carlos Bon jr.
Smiles in the booth of Mission Produce.
Evan Pence with Dole Berries.
Mango mascot and Perno Young with Wakefern Food Corporation smile for the camera. Wakefern received the Mango Retailer of the Year Award.
Giovannia Espinosa, Christine Connell, Bernardo Gomez and Kraig Loomis with GreenFruit Avocados show a new 2-pack for foodservice as well as avocado boxes for retail.
Matt Wentzel and Will Ison with Earth Source Trading enjoy a beer with Corona branded limes at the beach.
Officially launched at PMA: Corona branded limes from Earth Source Trading.
Fresh berry treats available at the Driscoll's booth.
Tami Gutierrez, Carmen Placensia and Tina Cox with Coastline Family Farms.
Alan Mueller, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Volm Companies, Daniel Mueller and Michael Hunter, COO.
The VP350, a Vertical Form, Fill and Seal bagger from Volm Companies.
This robot can fill large bins. It puts bags into bins and can stack them nicely. Volm Companies provides the end-of-arm tool of the robot. The bin-filler is patent pending.
Jim Allen, Debbie Hulsopple and Kaari Stannard with New York Apple Sales.
Joshua Estebane and Kim Kinnavy with West Pak Avocado, Inc. show I Love Avocodos in mesh bags.
Harry Beukelman, Melissa Bontekoe, Cees Kortekaas, Fabiola Novelo, Rene Zwinkels & James Zhu with Axia Vegetable Seeds / US Agriseeds
Nick Wishnatzki and Hailey Clark with Wish Farms. Nick holds the equipment for the virtual reailty farm tour for blueberries and strawberries on the company's Florida farms. Hailey shows blueberries and strawberries.
Kevin Payne with Zest Labs proudly takes a picture with Zesty, the company mascot.
Thomas Webb, Thomas Joyner and Tami Long with Nash Produce.
Nash Produce just introduced new labeling for its white and purple sweet potatoes in convenience mesh bags.
Jeff Helseth and Jim Helseth with Twist-Ease are co-exhibiting with Insignia to promote the Twist-Ease dispenser system in combination with advertising.
Kristi and Joey Hocutt with Triple J Produce, grower and shipper of sweet potatoes in North Carolina.
While Daniel Pollak with CarbAmericas talks to customers, Darrell Genthner shows palmer mangos from Brazil. They will be available for one more week. Genthner believes that soon many more countries will produce palmer mangos in lieu of Tommy Atkins.
Palmer mangos from Brazil on display in the CarbAmericas booth.
Brick Rooks and Vince Ferrante with Southern Belle Organics out of North Carolina.
David Bell, Jaymee McInerney and Mike Reed with Houweling's Group.
Matthew Neidlinger with Emerson shows the company's new GO Real-Time CO2 Tracker.
Adam Cooper with the Wonderful Company is getting ready for a new Halo season.
Worry Monster from POM's new commercial.
No shell honey roasted and chili roasted pistachio nuts from the Wonderful Company. They will be available in stores as of early 2019.
Deidre Smyrnos with Viva Tierra Organic.
Chad Hartman and Angela Bauer with Truly Good Foods proudly show the Fruit Bowl and Buffalo Nuts products.
The team of Love Beets proudly show all the products they have on display.
A new product from LoveBeets: Pico de Gallo golden beets.
Lori Castillo, Kathryn Ault and Karen Hernandez with NatureSweet.
D'vines; a new product from NatureSweet. These cherry tomatoes on the vine will launch in the first quarter of 2019.
NatureSweet launched new packaging for bulk items.
Brian Lapin, Kurt Cappelluti and Andrew Catania with Catania Worldwide.
The team of Master's Touch!
Master's Touch just introduced new packaging for its Desert Jewels grape tomatoes. It's a 6 oz. stand up pouch bag and now also available in organic.
Ready-to-drink coconuts are prepared for Fresh Summit attendees.
Ready-to-drink coconuts; a partnership between LoveBeets and Genuine Coconut from Spain. The husk is taken off the coconut and it's polished. It contains a tab that can be opened and it's easy to put the straw in.
Edgar Contreras and Robert Munoz represent grape grower-shipper Delano Farms.
The team of Bee Sweet Citrus was visited by team members from Produce for Kids. From left to right: Lesley Daniels with Produce for Kids, Andres Skooglund and Monique Bienvenue with Bee Sweet Citrus and Grace Vilches with Produce for Kids. They proudly show mesh bags with mandarins as well as classic lemons & Meyer lemons.
George Galloway with Pretty Lady Vineyards is promoting the company's holiday grape program.
Wendy McManus with Connect2Potential, Leadership Coach for the fresh produce industry.
It was the end of the day, but the ladies with Greenyard Seald Sweet were happy to smile for a photo. From left to right: Irenke Meekma, Mayda Sotomayor and Kelly Dietz.
The booth of Vick Family Farms.
View of the Holland pavilion from the top floor of the California Avocado Commission booth.
Lots of activity at PMA 2018.
Another impression of the trade show floor.
Michael Franks from Seeka and Kelly Den Herder from FreshPlaza
Matteo Baiocchi, Adriana Lainfiesta and Alessandro Mariani from INFIA
Alberto Allende and Jerald Downs from Berry World
The team of Owyhee
Wenger Wang from Texin Pack Printing
The team of Kronen
Enrico Turoni from TR Turoni
Mayvis Zhuang and Rita Chen from Linghai Plastic
Benoît Janny and Damien Challet from Janny MT US
Brent Steensma from Honey Bear Tree Fruit
The team of MAF Industries
Federico Milanese of Jingold, the company started with red kiwifruit
The team of Capco Farms
The team of Huercasa
Yuxiang Xue from Freshlink
Rick Hassler and Mitch Bram from Food Freshness Card
Booth of Dulcinea
Michael Minjares, Keith French and Brian Douglas from CCH
The teamn of Kings River Packing
Jeff Rhoden and Sloan Lott of Bland Farms
Mike Riley and Björn Weyts from Tomra Compac
Suzy Lee of Lvyuan Packaging
Chef of Bonduelle
Andy Bruno, Angela Tallart and Pedro Aquilar from Westfalia Fruit
The team of Tokita
Jordan Bain of Pinnacle Fresh USA
Karl Lipscomb of Gold Coast Packaging
Tony Aquilar, Juana Ramirez and Matt Manfre of Sambrailo Packaging
Luis Gerardo Martinez Gonzalez and Benjamin Singh of Food Freshly NA
Rolan Ramirez of Delta Trak
Marco Hernandez and Josh Underseth of Del Rey Avocado
Booth of LGS
John Battle and Denny Malone of Good&Ugly
The team of Cabefruit Produce
Steven Chu, Kevin Moffit ,Jeff Correa and Lynsey Kennedy and Sumit Soran of USA Pears
TJ Flowers of Lone Star
The SunBelle team!
Organic Biodynamic cranberries from GreenBelle, the organic division of Sun Belle.
Narciso Vivot and Bill Lucas of Agrofresh
Booth of Robinson Fresh
Rick Valencia of JMB
Garlic assortment of I Love Produce
The team of Bridges Organic Produce
Joe Gabree of Ag-Pak
The booth of Sunkist
James Michael, Karley Lange, Keith Hu, Teresa Bagarley and B.J. Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers
Booth of New York Apples
The team of Coast Tropical
Valerio De Caro, Vinginia Cascella and William Palm of PND
Matteo Lucchini and Genuardi Vittorio of Lucchini Idromeccanica
Chris Veillon of Pure Flavor promotes the Mini Munchies snack pack and Juno Bites
The booth of Giro
JW Wientraub of Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions
Murray Hilborne of Marco Limited
The first grape on the vine of North America, Sugar Bombs of Sunset, a very sweet tomato
Visitors tasted the WOW Berries
Ernesto Maldonado, Francisco Mallorga, Salvador Sanchez
Leo van der Ven of Koppert Machines, Tim Robinson and Jan Korteland of Village Farms and Paul Koppert of Koppert Machines
The team of Reisopack
South African Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana officially opening the South Africa country pavilion together with Cathy Burns and David Marguleas.
Graham Hamilton of Double Diamond Farms holding a carton of 'mini cukes'
The new packaging of Double Diamond Farms
The Lipman team
Victor Aguilar, Jaime Garcia, Marcelo Gonzalez and Steven Garza of Kingdom Fresh
Ryan Cherry, Randi church and Maty Modena of Windset Farms
The team of Intergrow
David Perie * Vincent van Wolveren with Rijk Zwaan USA
Oscar Martínez and Jose Luis Suarez from Sicar Farms, Mexico
Eric Rosales from Don Limón, one of the many Mexican exhibitors present at the show.
And Marco Gudino from Colimex Inc.
The whole team of the company NZ Gourmet Sonora, known for their green asparagus.
The team of Altar Produce, celebrating their 20th anniversary this October.