United Fresh 2019

John Carter with Limoneira shows a pouch bag with Pink Lemons and proudly shows the companys One World of Citrus program.
John Carter with Limoneira shows a pouch bag with Pink Lemons and proudly shows the company’s One World of Citrus program.
Smiles in the team of Volm Companies. From left to right: Marsha Verwiebe, Mike Levis, Wim van der Meulen, Alyssa Muraski, Michael Hunter, Natasja Boekel and Scott Knapkavage. The packaging in the photo includes paper sleeves, but also a pouch bag with lemons. It is a registered trademark HALF n HALF Bags thats half pouch and half mesh.
Smiles in the team of Volm Companies. From left to right: Marsha Verwiebe, Mike Levis, Wim van der Meulen, Alyssa Muraski, Michael Hunter, Natasja Boekel and Scott Knapkavage. The packaging in the photo includes paper sleeves, but also a pouch bag with lemons. It is a registered trademark HALF ‘n HALF Bags that’s half pouch and half mesh.
A paper apple sleeve for Kanzi in the Volm booth.
A paper apple sleeve for Kanzi in the Volm booth.
Danelle Huber with CMI Orchards proudly shows the first pick of the companys Chelan cherries.
Danelle Huber with CMI Orchards proudly shows the first pick of the company’s Chelan cherries.
Mayra Velazquez de Len of Organics Unlimited is walking the show.
Mayra Velazquez de León of Organics Unlimited is walking the show.
Show attendees are invited to leave their markon Chicago by drawing on a blank mural in the California Giant booth. From left to right are Eric Valenzuela, Anthony Gallino, Morgan Maitoza, Tom Smith and artist Marcus Coleman.
Show attendees are invited to ‘leave their mark’ on Chicago by drawing on a blank mural in the California Giant booth. From left to right are Eric Valenzuela, Anthony Gallino, Morgan Maitoza, Tom Smith and artist Marcus Coleman.
Promoting Tour de Fresh are Ray Connelly with Procurant, Morgan Maitoza with California Giant and Mackenzie Wortham with DMA Solutions. Tour de Fresh is a 4-day bike ride event that raises money for salad bars in schools across the US: www.tourdefresh.com.

Promoting Tour de Fresh are Ray Connelly with Procurant, Morgan Maitoza with California Giant and Mackenzie Wortham with DMA Solutions. Tour de Fresh is a 4-day bike ride event that raises money for salad bars in schools across the US: www.tourdefresh.com.

Matt Quiring, Sarah Krzysik, Kara Badder and Conor Chilvers with NatureFresh Farms. Sarah and Kara show the Worlds Smallest Tomatoes while Matt and Conor show a new premium black label for cherry tomatoes on the vine. Two more items for the black label are in the works and will be launched at PMA.
Matt Quiring, Sarah Krzysik, Kara Badder and Conor Chilvers with NatureFresh Farms. Sarah and Kara show the World’s Smallest Tomatoes while Matt and Conor show a new premium black label for cherry tomatoes on the vine. Two more items for the black label are in the works and will be launched at PMA.
Trevor Brummel with AB Packaging and Bart Johnson with Automated Packaging Systems stand next to the AB Lakewood Evolution weigh filler.
Trevor Brummel with A&B Packaging and Bart Johnson with Automated Packaging Systems stand next to the A&B Lakewood Evolution weigh filler.
All smiles in the booth of Hazel Technologies. From left to right: Mario Cervantes, Claudia Sanchez, Normal Hollnagel (who just started with the company) and Pat Flynn.
All smiles in the booth of Hazel Technologies. From left to right: Mario Cervantes, Claudia Sanchez, Normal Hollnagel (who just started with the company) and Pat Flynn.
Manuel Michel with the National Mango Board and Kellee Harris with Giumarra are ready to start day two of the trade show.
Manuel Michel with the National Mango Board and Kellee Harris with Giumarra are ready to start day two of the trade show.
The Camposol team is looking forward to the start of the Peruvian blueberry season. In the photo are Carmen Puerta, Armando Rojas, Nairobi Lopez, Jose Antonio Gmez Bazn and Mauro Sangio.
The Camposol team is looking forward to the start of the Peruvian blueberry season. In the photo are Carmen Puerta, Armando Rojas, Nairobi Lopez, Jose Antonio Gómez Bazán and Mauro Sangio.
Ajit Saxena and Fernanda Albuquerque with Mucci Farms show the companys new Simple Snack packaging that is biodegradable and compostable.
Ajit Saxena and Fernanda Albuquerque with Mucci Farms show the company’s new Simple Snack packaging that is biodegradable and compostable.
Simple Snack packaging for mini sweet peppers and blended flavours of tomatoes.
Simple Snack packaging for mini sweet peppers and blended flavours of tomatoes.
Kevin Frye and Brittany Buchanan with AgroFresh promote the companys RipeLock and FreshCloud solutions at the show.
Kevin Frye and Brittany Buchanan with AgroFresh promote the company’s RipeLock and FreshCloud solutions at the show.
Paul Newstead and Mike Preacher with Domex Superfresh Growers show 3 lb. pouch bags of DAnjou pears.
Paul Newstead and Mike Preacher with Domex Superfresh Growers show 3 lb. pouch bags of D’Anjou pears.
Blue and red it is. The outfits of the Sunset/Mastronardi team match with the company's new strawberry/blueberry line.
Blue and red it is. The outfits of the Sunset/Mastronardi team match with the company's new strawberry/blueberry line.
Just last week Sunset/Mastronardi launched six new WOWberry varieties, including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and three new strawberry varieties. Its the companys premium berry line.
Just last week Sunset/Mastronardi launched six new WOW™ berry varieties, including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and three new strawberry varieties. It’s the company’s premium berry line.
Strawberries with a pear flavor are part of the new line.
Strawberries with a pear flavor are part of the new line.
John Chamberlain with Limoneira.
John Chamberlain with Limoneira.
A happy team at Red Sun Farms. The companys new Sweet Pops tomatoes were nominated for the United Fresh Innovation Award.
A happy team at Red Sun Farms. The company’s new Sweet Pops tomatoes were nominated for the United Fresh Innovation Award.
Aaron DeHerrera and Ron Conrad with Rainier Fruit are walking the show.
Aaron DeHerrera and Ron Conrad with Rainier Fruit are walking the show.
Carlos Aguilar and Mariana Palma Camarena with Coliman Avocados.
Carlos Aguilar and Mariana Palma Camarena with Coliman Avocados.
Greg Corrigan from Raley's and Chairman of the Board of United Fresh tries Arctic ApBitz from Okanagan Specialty Fruits and learns more about the product from Jessica Brady.
Greg Corrigan from Raley's and Chairman of the Board of United Fresh tries Arctic ApBitz from Okanagan Specialty Fruits and learns more about the product from Jessica Brady.
Jessica Brady and Rebecca Catlett with Okanagan Specialty Fruits show non-browning Arctic Goldens.
Jessica Brady and Rebecca Catlett with Okanagan Specialty Fruits show non-browning Arctic Goldens.
Karen Murphy, Gretchen Lane and Tim Grady with NatureSeal are seeing a lot of attention for the new retail pack that keeps fresh produce from browning.
Karen Murphy, Gretchen Lane and Tim Grady with NatureSeal are seeing a lot of attention for the new retail pack that keeps fresh produce from browning.
Diana Salsa with the Wonderful Company proudly stands next to the Seedless Lemons sign. Just this week, the company introduced its new Non-GMO seedless lemon program that has been years in the making.
Diana Salsa with the Wonderful Company proudly stands next to the Seedless Lemons sign. Just this week, the company introduced its new Non-GMO seedless lemon program that has been years in the making.
Karin Gardner with Oppy is walking the floor.
Karin Gardner with Oppy is walking the floor.
Benjamin Singh and Gordon Nobuto with Food Freshly North America.
Benjamin Singh and Gordon Nobuto with Food Freshly North America.
Allison Myers with Fruits from Chile and Rodrigo Cid, Trade Commissioner of Chile, promote Chilean fruit.
Allison Myers with Fruits from Chile and Rodrigo Cid, Trade Commissioner of Chile, promote Chilean fruit.
Cindy Jewell with California Giant and Emily Fragoso with Mixtec Group are smiling for a photo op.
Cindy Jewell with California Giant and Emily Fragoso with Mixtec Group are smiling for a photo op.
Yasmani Garcia with Sweet Seasons has several produce items from Mexico on display, including jackfruit.
Yasmani Garcia with Sweet Seasons has several produce items from Mexico on display, including jackfruit.
Manzano peppers and star fruit in the booth of Sweet Seasons.
Manzano peppers and star fruit in the booth of Sweet Seasons.
Jeff Lair and Eloy Cortes with Blue Book Services.
Jeff Lair and Eloy Cortes with Blue Book Services.
John Shannon and Josh Dunford with RipeTime traveled all the way from Sydney and won an Innovation Award in the category Best New Field Technology.
John Shannon and Josh Dunford with RipeTime traveled all the way from Sydney and won an Innovation Award in the category Best New Field Technology. 
Winning product from RipeTime is the world's most advanced ripeness detector sensor with real-time ethylene measurement sensitivity.
Winning product from RipeTime is the world's most advanced ripeness detector sensor with real-time ethylene measurement sensitivity.
Jerry Moran, Jill Overdorf, Jaqueline Padilla and Kasey Kelley with Naturipe Farms show different packaging for blueberries as well as the new blazeberries. Its a new raspberry variety the company is trialing.
Jerry Moran, Jill Overdorf, Jaqueline Padilla and Kasey Kelley with Naturipe Farms show different packaging for blueberries as well as the new blazeberries. It’s a new raspberry variety the company is trialing.
Alejandro Santander and Tony Otto with MagicSun show two new products: mixed tomatoes and organic grape tomatoes.
Alejandro Santander and Tony Otto with MagicSun show two new products: mixed tomatoes and organic grape tomatoes.
Aerobotics originally started in South Africa and made its way over the United States. Alastair Curtis and Andrew Burdock are based in the Los Angeles office.
Aerobotics originally started in South Africa and made its way over the United States. Alastair Curtis and Andrew Burdock are based in the Los Angeles office.
Robert Verloop with Coastline Family Farms stops by the Aerobotics booth to learn more about the company.
Robert Verloop with Coastline Family Farms stops by the Aerobotics booth to learn more about the company.
Brady Jones, Patrick Brennan and Andres Jimenez with AGQ Labs.
Brady Jones, Patrick Brennan and Andres Jimenez with AGQ Labs.
Ross Lund with ProEx Food and Jeremy Walker Brian Gebauer with Consolidated Construction Co, Inc. Consolidated Construction designs, plans and builds new facilities for different industries, including produce.
Ross Lund with ProEx Food and Jeremy Walker & Brian Gebauer with Consolidated Construction Co, Inc. Consolidated Construction designs, plans and builds new facilities for different industries, including produce.
Bruno Giribaldi and Frank Telge with GoldCup Fresh.
Bruno Giribaldi and Frank Telge with GoldCup Fresh.
Rodolfo Arambulo and Ken Everett with Sol Group Marketing are talking to customers about the companys melon programs.
Rodolfo Arambulo and Ken Everett with Sol Group Marketing are talking to customers about the company’s melon programs.
David Robidoux and Chad Barton with Weathermelon write a bi-weekly article about upcoming weather events in the US.
David Robidoux and Chad Barton with Weathermelon write a bi-weekly article about upcoming weather events in the US. 
John Newell and Matt Modena with Windset Farms. Matt holds a new 2 lb. medley pack of tomatoes with compostable packaging.
John Newell and Matt Modena with Windset Farms. Matt holds a new 2 lb. medley pack of tomatoes with compostable packaging.
Maria Barrero and Ricardo Hernandez with Royalhalo US show bananas and limes.
Maria Barrero and Ricardo Hernandez with Royalhalo US show bananas and limes.
Mike Bowe and Leslie Simmons with Daves Specialty Imports.
Mike Bowe and Leslie Simmons with Dave’s Specialty Imports.
Tyson Billingsley with Del Monte Foods offered show attendees a sample of the companys new non-dairy fruit parfait. It comes in strawberry, mango, blueberry and pineapple taste.
Tyson Billingsley with Del Monte Foods offered show attendees a sample of the company’s new non-dairy fruit parfait. It comes in strawberry, mango, blueberry and pineapple taste.
Kim Kinnavy and Joe Nava with West Pak Avocados.
Kim Kinnavy and Joe Nava with West Pak Avocados.
It has become a tradition; Wholly Guacamole serves guacamole lunch at many trade shows. Attendees love it!
It has become a tradition; Wholly Guacamole serves guacamole lunch at many trade shows. Attendees love it!
Gwendolyn Jackimek, Ross Wileman and Jenna Rose Lee with Mission Produce show Emeralds in the Roughavocados and organic avocados.
Gwendolyn Jackimek, Ross Wileman and Jenna Rose Lee with Mission Produce show ‘Emeralds in the Rough’ avocados and organic avocados.
Kevin Tritz with Twin Lake Cranberry out of Wisconsin proudly shows a mesh bag with cranberries.
Kevin Tritz with Twin Lake Cranberry out of Wisconsin proudly shows a mesh bag with cranberries.
The team of Chelan Fresh proudly shows new harvest of Northwest cherries. From left to right; Mac Riggan, Jim Busche, Denise Hinkley and Jay Dyer.
The team of Chelan Fresh proudly shows new harvest of Northwest cherries. From left to right; Mac Riggan, Jim Busche, Denise Hinkley and Jay Dyer.
Michael Ward and Michael DAmato with Natalies Orchid Island Juice Company offer juice samples to show attendees.
Michael Ward and Michael D’Amato with Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company offer juice samples to show attendees.
The team of Avocados from Mexico in front of a Superbowl display: Oscar Garcia, Tanya Edwards and Ryan Fukuda.
The team of Avocados from Mexico in front of a Superbowl display: Oscar Garcia, Tanya Edwards and Ryan Fukuda.
Kevin Payne with Zest Labs smiles for the photo with Zesty the polar bear.
Kevin Payne with Zest Labs smiles for the photo with Zesty the polar bear.
Exhibiting in the Mexico Pavilion is Valvilla Avocados. From left to right Bernardo Paez, Luis Valencia and Rodrigo Torres.
Exhibiting in the Mexico Pavilion is Valvilla Avocados. From left to right Bernardo Paez, Luis Valencia and Rodrigo Torres.
Herberts Camacho with Inverafrut is promoting Mexican Persian limes.
Herberts Camacho with Inverafrut is promoting Mexican Persian limes.
RJ Hassler and his dad Rick Hassler proudly show a larger size Food Freshness Card for retail. A smaller version can easily be put in the refrigerator at home and prevents mold development. For the third year in a row, the company won the Innovation Award for Best Food Safety Solution.
RJ Hassler and his dad Rick Hassler proudly show a larger size Food Freshness Card for retail. A smaller version can easily be put in the refrigerator at home and prevents mold development. For the third year in a row, the company won the Innovation Award for Best Food Safety Solution.
Proudly showing a mesh bag of avocados is Wayne Marshall with Villita Avocados.
Proudly showing a mesh bag of avocados is Wayne Marshall with Villita Avocados.
John Toner with United Fresh stands on the new logo of the United Fresh Show at the entrance of the show floor.
John Toner with United Fresh stands on the new logo of the United Fresh Show at the entrance of the show floor.
Mary Coppola with United Fresh holds a Retail Produce Manager Awards tour and stops by the Limoneira booth. John Chamberlain talks to the produce managers about the health benefits of lemons.
Mary Coppola with United Fresh holds a Retail Produce Manager Awards tour and stops by the Limoneira booth. John Chamberlain talks to the produce managers about the health benefits of lemons.
Ben Massoud and John Toner with United Fresh smile for a picture.
Ben Massoud and John Toner with United Fresh smile for a picture.
Chris Veillon, Melissa Moore and Jamie Moracci with Pure Flavor show the companys newest snack pack that includes tomatoes, mini cucumbers and sweet mini peppers.
Chris Veillon, Melissa Moore and Jamie Moracci with Pure Flavor show the company’s newest snack pack that includes tomatoes, mini cucumbers and sweet mini peppers.
Charles Poches and Doug Bulgrin with Gumz Farms out of Wisconsin exhibit at United Fresh for the first time.
Charles Poches and Doug Bulgrin with Gumz Farms out of Wisconsin exhibit at United Fresh for the first time.
Baltazar Garcia with Petes is very excited about the companys new Wonder Cress product.
Baltazar Garcia with Pete’s is very excited about the company’s new Wonder Cress product.
Fernando Sanchez, Lee Crenshaw, Kenny Kataoka and Parker Nishi with Melissa's proudly show a series of exotic items ranging from pre-cut jackfruit to diced cactus leaves, Kent mangos from Mexico, organic Cotton Candy grapes and Hatch Chile peppers.
Fernando Sanchez, Lee Crenshaw, Kenny Kataoka and Parker Nishi with Melissa's proudly show a series of exotic items ranging from pre-cut jackfruit to diced cactus leaves, Kent mangos from Mexico, organic Cotton Candy grapes and Hatch Chile peppers.
Close-up of tree ripened Kent mangos and organic cotton candy grapes from Melissa's.
Close-up of tree ripened Kent mangos and organic cotton candy grapes from Melissa's.
Tal Shoshan with FiveStar Gourmet Foods is flanked by Alex Jackson Berkley and Karen Caplan of Friedas.
Tal Shoshan with FiveStar Gourmet Foods is flanked by Alex Jackson Berkley and Karen Caplan of Friedas.
Marcus Caswell and James Peterson with Wish Farms proudly show California strawberries.
Marcus Caswell and James Peterson with Wish Farms proudly show California strawberries.
Alessandro Turatti from Turatti North America talks with a customer.
Alessandro Turatti from Turatti North America talks with a customer. 
Mike Vesely and Chris Maganas with Chiquita.
Mike Vesely and Chris Maganas with Chiquita.
Jenna Duffy with Grimmway Farms.
Jenna Duffy with Grimmway Farms.
Garrett Nishimori with San Miguel Produce.
Garrett Nishimori with San Miguel Produce.
The Kragie Family. From left to right are George, Carrie and Susan with Western Fresh Marketing, showing California-grown Black Mission figs.
The Kragie Family. From left to right are George, Carrie and Susan with Western Fresh Marketing, showing California-grown Black Mission figs.
Brittnie Hammack with Gerawan Farming shows Prima peaches out of California's Central Valley. Harvest of the Prima series started mid-May.
Brittnie Hammack with Gerawan Farming shows Prima peaches out of California's Central Valley. Harvest of the Prima series started mid-May.
Showing the new products from Green Giant are Tristan Simpson, Nancy Bryner and Callie Whitney.
Showing the new products from Green Giant are Tristan Simpson, Nancy Bryner and Callie Whitney.
This coming August Green Giant will launch two new veggie bowl products: Korean BBQ and Southwest Tortilla.
This coming August Green Giant will launch two new veggie bowl products: Korean BBQ and Southwest Tortilla.
Natalie Shuman with Apeel shows untreated versus Apeel-treated citrus.
Natalie Shuman with Apeel shows untreated versus Apeel-treated citrus.
The team of NatureSweet Tomatoes. From left to right: Michael Joergensen, Summer Jones, Jim McErlean, Andy Goldring and Bruce Gilkerson.
The team of NatureSweet Tomatoes. From left to right: Michael Joergensen, Summer Jones, Jim McErlean, Andy Goldring and Bruce Gilkerson.
New this year was the EATS section in the back of the show floor with four different lunch options being offered.
New this year was the EATS section in the back of the show floor with four different lunch options being offered.
Daniel Knauer with Emerson shows the companys new GO Real-Time Flex. This all-in-one device measures real-time air temperature, real-time probe temperature and humidity. It also offers door security and is able to show the location.
Daniel Knauer with Emerson shows the company’s new GO Real-Time Flex. This all-in-one device measures real-time air temperature, real-time probe temperature and humidity. It also offers door security and is able to show the location.
The team of Sun Belle is proud of its new organic pomegranate arils.
The team of Sun Belle is proud of its new organic pomegranate arils.
Kim Flores with Pro Citrus Network and Lori Taylor with The Produce Moms are walking the show.
Kim Flores with Pro Citrus Network and Lori Taylor with The Produce Moms are walking the show.
Jack Holland and Karl Nemitz with Bright Farms.
Jack Holland and Karl Nemitz with Bright Farms.
The Sunkist booth.
The Sunkist booth.
Tyler Hiriak and Jon Erickson with Robinson Fresh.
Tyler Hiriak and Jon Erickson with Robinson Fresh.
John Toner with United Fresh kicks off the Innovation Awards presentation.
John Toner with United Fresh kicks off the Innovation Awards presentation.
Josh Lessing with Root AI receives the Award for Best New Indoor Growing Technology. The company developed a tomato-harvesting robot that will be taken into production in the second quarter of next year.
Josh Lessing with Root AI receives the Award for Best New Indoor Growing Technology. The company developed a tomato-harvesting robot that will be taken into production in the second quarter of next year.
Akash Nandi and Josh Lessing with Root AI proudly show the award and the tomato-harvesting robot.
Akash Nandi and Josh Lessing with Root AI proudly show the award and the tomato-harvesting robot.
The team of Taylor Farms proudly shows its Avocado Ranch chopped salad that received an award for Best New Vegetable Product.
The team of Taylor Farms proudly shows its Avocado Ranch chopped salad that received an award for Best New Vegetable Product.
John Shannon with Ripe Time receives the Award for Best New Field Technology from Greg Corrigan and John Toner.
John Shannon with Ripe Time receives the Award for Best New Field Technology from Greg Corrigan and John Toner.
Fox Packaging receives an Innovation Award in the category Best New Packaging/Processing Equipment for its Fox Solutions Pouch Bagger.
Fox Packaging receives an Innovation Award in the category Best New Packaging/Processing Equipment for its Fox Solutions Pouch Bagger.
RJ Hassler and Rick Hassler receive the Award for Best New Food Safety Solution for the third year in a row with their Food Freshness Card.
RJ Hassler and Rick Hassler receive the Award for Best New Food Safety Solution for the third year in a row with their Food Freshness Card.
Crunch Pak received an Innovation Award in the category Best New Fruit Product for its sliced and diced pears.
Crunch Pak received an Innovation Award in the category Best New Fruit Product for its sliced and diced pears.
John Knowlton with Crunch Pak proudly shows the award-winning sliced peeled pears.
John Knowlton with Crunch Pak proudly shows the award-winning sliced peeled pears.
Close-up of Crunch Pak's sliced pears.
Close-up of Crunch Pak's sliced pears.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony signifies the official opening of United Fresh 2019.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony signifies the official opening of United Fresh 2019.
An Innovation Award for Fresh Del Monte in the category Best New Packaging for its Film-sealed Fruit Cups.
An Innovation Award for Fresh Del Monte in the category Best New Packaging for its Film-sealed Fruit Cups.

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