Special PMA Fresh Summit

Photo report: Record-breaking attendance at Fresh Summit Anaheim

This past Friday and Saturday, PMA Fresh Summit was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The show attracted a record-breaking 24,000 attendees. Although the first day traditionally is the busiest day, this year the second day drew many visitors to the convention center again.…

Terphane to showcase its products at Fresh Summit

"Flexible packaging is today's choice for sustainability"

Terphane, a specialty polyester films producer, is showcasing its newest products designed to increase consumer appeal, shelf life, and product sustainability at the Produce…

Grimmway celebrates 50th anniversary in Anaheim

Grimmway Farms is taking its 50th anniversary celebration on the road to the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2019 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Anaheim, CA. The largest producer of carrots in the world and the longest-running single grower of organic vegetables in the nation, Grimmway looks…

Serving up avo-audits

In the run-up to the PMA Fresh Summit 2019, the sales and marketing team at West Pak Avocado is in high gear. Spearheading many of the efforts for the event is Vice President of Sales & Business Development Joe Nava, a recent hire for the Murrieta, California, based grower, packer, shipper, and distributor of premium avocados.…

Love Beets teams up with Genuine Coconut to co-exhibit at Fresh Summit

Love Beets, a company with a focus on ready-to-eat beets in North America, has teamed up with Genuine Coconut, creators of the ready-to-drink coconuts, to help make them more…

Pre-cut vegetable blends created to meet consumer demand

Renaissance Food Group (RFG), a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will feature its newly created Chef Veggie Starters™ at PMA Fresh Summit this October in Anaheim, CA. The product line can be viewed in the booth and will be featured in the Fresh Ideas Showcase.…

Finalists announced for the Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge

The startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge have been announced. The…

High vitamin D mushrooms will be featured

Monterey Mushrooms has announced it will feature its "Vitamin D mushroom line" in Booth 2848 at the PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim. The company said its vitamin D enhanced mushrooms are available to customers nationwide in 8-ounce and 16-ounce packages of sliced whites, sliced baby bellas and whole…

Colombia brings nine companies to Anaheim

Nine Colombian companies will be presenting their products, inspired  by sustainable practices, at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2019 Fresh Summit when it convenes on…

Bolthouse Farms will focus new line on fresh carrots and plant-based foods

Driven by its vision for the future – Plants Powering People – andbuilding on its rich heritage of fresh carrots and plant-based foods, Bolthouse Farms announced it will launch more than 25 new products for Spring 2020 shipping, including line extensions, new flavors, new categories and innovations in…

Mission Produce to talk innovation

Mission Produce, Inc., announced it will be talking innovation at PMA Fresh Summit by discussing its latest solution: a technology the company says extends the shelf-life of avocados and reduces food waste. This post-harvest product was designed by Hazel Technologies, Inc. Mission Produce and Hazel…

Organic supplier to highlight programs

Pacific Organic Produce is preparing for the PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim by sharing what will be showcased at the company's booth. The first item the company wants to share is its year-round organic mango program. To enable year-round availability, Pacific Organic Produce sources its mangos from Mexico,…

Green beans and Brussels sprouts sauté kits to be revealed at Fresh Summit

New sauté kits announced

Green Wave Farms, Misionero’s fresh-cut vegetable line, announces the launch of a Green Beans Sauté Kit and a Brussels Sprouts Sauté Kit to be unveiled at Fresh Summit on October 17-19. Shoppers can expect to see both kits in stores by November 2019. To meet the growing demand of healthy and convenient products, Misionero…

Rich Dachman, Vic Smith to receive leadership, collaboration awards

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) said it will honor two industry veterans with leadership awards at the Fresh Summit. Rich Dachman, CEO at Brighter Bites and former…

Huercasa USA presents its vacuum-packed vegetables in Anaheim

Huercasa will participate with its own stand at PMA, the most important event in the fruit and vegetable sector in the United States, held in Anaheim, California, on October…

New packaging options for organic artichoke line

Ocean Mist Farms has announced three new organic artichoke packaging options to the company's organic line. The new packaging options will be displayed at PMA Fresh Summit Oct. 17-19, 2019, and shoppers can expect to see them in stores in time for the November and December holidays. Ocean Mist’s organic…

Medjool dates shipping just in time for Fresh Summit

Pure Palm Produce will be exhibiting a full lineup of California Dates at the PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA, Oct 17- 19, 2019, at booth #2089C. “We are very excited for the PMA to be back in Anaheim. The West Coast location allows our customers the chance to come out to the beautiful Coachella Valley…

Virtual Reality to bring Fresh Summit visitors to the potato fields

Side Delights® has announced a virtual reality (VR) video and podcast-based program that invites consumers to "step" into the company's potato fields. Visitors to Fresh Solutions Network booth #3940 at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA will enjoy a sneak preview of the VR videos with 3D goggles that…

Pure Flavor to launch RedRoyals at PMA Fresh Summit

"New cherry tomato on the vine will be a game changer"

While increasing its acreage of traditional greenhouse commodities of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants, Pure Flavor continues to focus on bringing new specialty items to market. After years of research & development, the company will be unveiling its new RedRoyals Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine…

New compostable label and large label solutions to be launched at PMA 2019

The Sinclair Team is proud to announce the launch of its new certified compostable Sinclair EcoLabel® in North America at PMA’s Fresh Summit 2019. Sinclair will also be showcasing the Sinclair EcoLabel on the Large Label V6 system designed for labeling large fresh produce such as melons, squash, pumpkins…

AgroFresh to demonstrate produce freshness solutions at PMA 2019

For retailers, wholesalers and ripeners looking to extend shelf life and enhance the consumer appeal of fresh produce, AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. will showcase its solutions at PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo October 17-19 in Anaheim, California. AgroFresh’s portfolio of produce freshness solutions includes…

Kiwifruit brand ready to showcase programs, packaging & promotions at PMA

Zespri is encouraging retailers to wander to the Zespri booth to see the new look and feel of the SunGold clam pack; taste a Kiwirita or super smoothie; and join the fun by playing S’KIWI Ball against industry friends. The company's regional and international staff will meet with retailers and industry…

Organics Unlimited looking forward to talking about its organic banana program

Organics Unlimited will be at booth number 681 to highlight its certified organic produce, eco-friendly growing practices and sustainability, along with sharing how banana purchases help communities through the GROW by Organics Unlimited social responsibility program at the Produce Marketing Association…

New organic snacking tomato line to be launched at PMA

Wholesum, Fair Trade certified growers and shippers of organic produce, have announced the launch of their snacking tomato lineup that comes in top seal packaging. They will feature the line at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in October in Anaheim, CA. “At Wholesum, we have always…

Apple grower ready to talk good volume of fruit at Fresh Summit

One apple grower and marketer is looking forward to debuting a fresh look at this year’s Fresh Summit 2019 taking place in Anaheim, Ca. October 17-19. “We’ll debut a brand new booth this year,” says Chuck Sinks of Sage Fruit Co. in Yakima, Wa. “It’s a completely different look for us as opposed to the…

Mango industry members invited to Annual Mango Industry Reception

The National Mango Board (NMB), in conjunction with the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, will host the Annual Mango Industry Reception during PMA’s Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo in Anaheim, CA. The reception will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.…

Early season Texas grapefruit highlighted at Fresh Summit

Although fall might signal the end of the season for some fruits and vegetables in the United States, for other regions, it's a time when their season is just starting up. Additionally, the US will start to see its domestically-grown citrus appearing on shelves in greater volume in the not too distant…

Blueberry marketer returns to talk technology

It’s the big show. That’s pretty much how one North Carolina blueberry marketer describes the upcoming Fresh Summit 2019, taking place in Anaheim, Ca. October 17-19. “Last year was our first year exhibiting and at this show, the retailers want to be there. It’s a good place to be seen, and to share ideas…

A chance to show off papaya varieties

Lance Peterson just likes to put a face to the voice. “The Fresh Summit show is a way for us to see customers and help match those voices on the phone with faces,” says Lance Peterson of Pharr, Tex.-based Super Starr International. “And it’s not only seeing our customer base but it’s seeing people in the…

Dwight Ferguson to moderate discussion with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that PMA board member and president and CEO of Naturipe Farms will moderate the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future discussion with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The event will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Anaheim during the third and final Forum for…

Cooking demonstrations to showcase mandarin brand at PMA

New York based importer and distributor Jac. Vandenberg is planning to showcase its Sunrays® mandarin brand in a unique way at this year's PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim. The company has designed its booth to host a live cooking demonstration by an Instagram influencer. "She will be featuring one recipe for…

Center for Growing Talent breakfast

Jan DeLyser to moderate discussion with Queen Latifah

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) has announced that Jan DeLyser, vice president marketing for the California Avocado Commission will moderate the discussion with this year’s Women’s Fresh Perspectives (WFP) Leadership Breakfast keynote speaker, Queen Latifah, as part of the Fresh Summit programming. Queen…

Jackfruit as well as other Exotics and Tropicals on display

Meeting face to face is one of the things that Yasmani Garcia likes about the Fresh Summit show. “We like this show because we get our name out there and we get our logo in people’s heads. A lot of people see us in the Blue Book but once they see us there, it just helps get our name out,” says Yasmani…

Connecting buyers and growers at Fresh Summit

The PMA Fresh Summit is one of the biggest shows in the produce industry. As such, many exhibitors have commented on how many buyers and growers alike make the trip to the event. Sydney Fairchild of Bridges Produce - a supplier of many different organic fruits and vegetables - said this is especially so…

Bigger anticipated 2020 California avocado crop is focus of PMA discussions

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) is preparing for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit event in its home territory this year. Fresh Summit will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from October 16 through 19, and the Commission will have a booth (#3937)…

Exhibiting for the 38th year

New ethylene generator will be on display at PMA this year

Catalytic Generators, a US-based ethylene generator manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Summit for the 38th year. The company said the scale of the show allows many of its customers from around the world to gather in one place, while also providing an opportunity to meet some new ones.…

"We can put our name out to many retailers and potential customers"

The PMA Fresh Summit, which runs from October 17 - 19 this year in Anaheim, is such a large show that it provides many companies the opportunity to exhibit their produce and their brand to a broad scope of attendees. This is the case for SiCar Farms, the North American company that produces limes and…

Specialty grower hits Fresh Summit with ample baby beet supplies

For one specialty vegetable grower, the upcoming Fresh Summit 2019 show offers a chance to look beyond foodservice. “We’re primarily a foodservice business and a lot of the shows we go to are foodservice driven. But we’ve been going to Fresh Summit for a long time because it’s a great opportunity to meet…

FreshPlaza PMA Special

Our September/October Special is all about PMA. The Fresh Summit Conference & Expo will take place between October 18th and 19th in Anaheim, California. That is why this month there will be some extra focus on the event and companies attending this event. During the months September and October you will read all about it in…


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