Special PMA Fresh Summit

PMA Fresh Summit an important show for Guatemalan companies

A delegation formed by 60 entrepreneurs traveling to explore new market opportunities and 10 companies exhibiting their products, that include mini vegetables, blackberries, yellow beans, papaya, aloe vera, juices, frozen foods, among others, represented Guatemala and AGRITRADE at The Fresh Summit…

PMA Fresh Summit exhibitors donate 228,400lbs of produce to food bank

More than 250,000 hungry children, seniors and families helped each month by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County will share in a bounty of healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables gifted by the global fresh produce industry. The donation of 228,400 pounds of produce to Second Harvest was made…

Natalie's introduced two new cold-pressed juices

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company showcased two new products of their Holistic Juice line at the 2019 PMA Fresh Summit. The two new beverages are: Aura, which is made from blood orange, strawberry puree, and the exotic Indian herb ashwagandha. Replenish, which is made from a blend of cucumber juice, celery…

Simply Fresh Snacks made debut at PMA Fresh Summit

FiveStar Gourmet Foods has launched new snacking lines which include 25 SKUs. According to the company, the lineup have clean ingredients and no additives, following the brand's requirements. The line made its debut at Fresh Summit and will launch nationwide in early November. “The Simply Fresh brand…

Innovations galore at the PMA Fresh Summit 2019

Outside the trade show floor at last week's PMA Fresh Summit, there was a large glass window with a lot to see behind it. This so-called Fresh Ideas Showcase held all the new, innovative or potentially interesting products, and FreshPlaza photographed them. See the photo report here.  Plastic, paper or cardboardThe Fresh…

PMA CEO Cathy Burns’ annual State of the Industry:

“How do we as an industry be of profound use to consumers?”

The PMA Fresh Summit was held from October 17 through 19 in Anaheim this year. On October 17th, the event kicked off with a Forum for the Future, in which Cathy Burns, CEO of the PMA, gave her annual State of the Industry. During this talk, she discussed past, current, and projected trends in the…

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Record-breaking number of attendees 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.…

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…


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