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United Fresh announces walking challenge at the Expo

United Fresh will host a Walking Challenge this year during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo, June 10-12 in Chicago. Attendees are encouraged to engage in some…

Wonderful to showcase new pistachio and citrus products at United Fresh

The Wonderful Company will be taking the opportunity to highlight some of their new products at United Fresh this year. Among these will be two new pistachio flavors as part of their No Shells line. The company will also be talking about the launch of a new citrus product, details of which will be…

New baby cauliflower product to debut at United Fresh

Mann Packing Co., Inc. (“Mann’s”) announced that it will debut its new Caulilini® baby cauliflower 10-ounce retail pack at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago, June 10-12. Additionally, Mann’s Nourish Bowls® Breakfast line, the Denver Scramble and Fiesta Scramble,…

“We package and sell cranberries in mesh and it’s unique to the industry"

One grower is headed, for the first time, to the United Fresh show to boost awareness around their brand and develop new partnerships for the Thanksgiving specialty commodity. “We’re going to United Fresh to gain exposure. We’ve been around a while and while the brand has grown itself in the Midwest,…

Melon grower-distributor to exhibit new summer program

With the expansion of its melon program kicking off, grower and distributor of off-shore melons Sol Group is now participating as an exhibitor in the upcoming United Fresh Show. Kiss melon farm in Yuma, Ariz. “We’ll be exhibiting this year for the first time because it’s the first year we as the largest…

Newly rebranded WOW berries on their way

Next week in Chicago, Sunset® will unveil their full line-up of premium berries, which includes the newly rebranded WOW™ berries. “We can’t wait to share our new WOW™ berry…

Doug Bulgrin with Gumz Farms

"We are looking to expand and grow our packaging operation"

With an eye on expansion and an interest in connecting further with major retailers, United Fresh' trade show in Chicago seems to be a perfect fit for Wisconsin onion grower Gumz Farms. “This is our first time exhibiting at the show, says Doug Bulgrin of Gumz Farms. "We grow onions and red potatoes and…

Chicago show coincides with new greenhouse opening

For one greenhouse company, having a major trade show located in the city you’re about to open your next greenhouse in is proving perfect timing. Brooklyn, NY-based Gotham Greens broke ground last spring on its second urban greenhouse in Chicago, Ill. (Its first 75,000 square foot Chicago greenhouse…

United Fresh provides platform to showcase Arctic® apple products

Grower of the non-browning Arctic® apple sliced fruit range, Okanagan Specialty Fruits™ (OSF), has been given the green light to expand its range to include Arctic® Fuji apples. After being approved by both US and Canadian regulators, Fuji apples were given the final tick of approval by the FDA in April.…

Greenhouse grower discusses tomato season and value of United Fresh

Supplies of greenhouse tomatoes look good given the multiple regions currently producing them. “There’s production in all areas right now. Volume is good in tomatoes out of Canada and our California operations. Canadian volume is up. California is mid-stream. And Mexico is finishing,” says Jeff Madu of…

Industry veteran named 2019 honoree at United Fresh

With 27 years in the produce industry behind her, Jan Berk, chief operating officer of San Miguel Produce, Inc. more than earned her nomination as the United Fresh Show’s 2019 Women in Produce Breakfast honoree. Berk began with San Miguel in 2002 and was tasked with marketing and rebrand the Cut ‘N Clean…

United Fresh 2019 FutureTEC Zone to feature 24 ag tech start-ups

United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo will feature 24 ag tech start-up companies in the innovative show floor destination area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 11-12 in Chicago. The FutureTEC Zone is dedicated to start-up technology companies in the early commercialization phase. Highlighting a range of new…

Best New Food Safety Solution

Innovation Award finalists - Part 4

United Fresh announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those…

United Fresh 2019 media panel to host national food dialogue

United Fresh will host a food media dialogue, moderated by Chadwick Boyd of L&D Enterprises, Inc., on Tuesday, June 11 during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago. The Association says that in today’s over-saturated media environment where consumers have an endless array of…

Overview of changes at United Fresh Show

More ways to network this year

More ways to connect. That’s ultimately the key theme behind some of the many changes being unveiled at this year’s United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo. The changes came about after the show runners recognized that participants and visitors wanted more—and better ways—to network at the annual trade show. “It’s a great show…

Best New Packaging and Best New Packing/Processing Equipment

Innovation Award finalists - Part 3

United Fresh announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those…

United Fresh: Food Safety workshop to discuss outbreaks

Disease outbreaks and subsequent food recalls are not new to the produce industry. However over the last few years, it has witnessed more damaging outbreaks in terms of…

US greenhouse tomato grower moves into snacking arena

Snacking tomatoes are proving ever popular in the tomato category and one grower has taken a big step into this new venue. This August, Magic Sun of Richmond, Va. will be launching a new line of snacking tomatoes available nationally that will include grape, organic grape and medley tomatoes. “We’ve had…

California Giant to host mural wall at United Fresh

California Giant Berry Farms is hanging a blank canvas in their booth #7015 at the 2019 United Convention in Chicago to promote creativity and celebrate the colorful community of industry partners as the canvas is transformed into a Mural Wall. In celebration and commemoration of the last year United…

Getting more pears into schools - United Fresh Expo

Promoting greater consumption of pears in schools will be the main focus for USA Pears at United Fresh Expo next month. They will be setting themselves up in the "Fresh Festival for School Foodservice" pavilion this year where visitors - especially foodservice professionals and caterers for school…

Best New Field Technology and Best New Indoor Growing Technology

Innovation Award finalists - Part 2

United Fresh announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those…

Chef Michael Stebner to speak at United Fresh 2019

Michael Stebner, Director of Culinary at sweetgreen, a Los Angeles based quick serve restaurant, will present his culinary perspectives on Tuesday, June 11 during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago. Founded in 2006, the company believes that the choices we make about what we eat,…

"United Fresh is one of the industry standards"

Villita Avocados is the brand of Agroexport which is an integrated grower, shipper and marketer of Hass avocados. The company sources avocados from Mexico and Peru and has customers in the US and Canada. Villita will be exhibiting at United Fresh in Chicago in June, and one of the main purposes is to…

Best New Fruit and Best New Vegetable products

Innovation Award finalists - Part 1

United Fresh this week announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for…


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