SIGHTINGS

SEPC’s STEP-UPP class
The Southeast Produce Council’s 2015 STEP-UPP class traveled to southern Florida April 7-10 to visit a variety of well-known produce facilities and farms as part of the program’s ongoing learning experience... Read more
PMA Fresh Connections: Retail
More than 150 members of the fresh produce and floral supply chain gathered in Philadelphia in April for Produce Marketing Association Fresh Connections: Retail. The event gave industry members a platform... Read more
EPC's 47th annual dinner dance
The Eastern Produce Council held its 47th annual dinner dance April 11 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. The council made three charitable donations and completely surprised one of its... Read more
FPFC holds Northern California Expo
PLEASANTON, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual Northern California Expo April 8 at the Alameda Fairgrounds, here. The event featured more than 150 booths with over 200 companies... Read more
Viva Fresh a smash hit
AUSTIN, TX — The Viva Fresh Produce Expo “Gateway to the Americas” show, presented March 26-28 by the Texas International Produce Association, was held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin. Even Texas’... Read more
15th annual World Floral Expo
The 2015 World Floral Expo filled the Los Angeles Convention Center with beautiful blooms March 11-13 and brought together all segments of the floral chain, from importers to retail florists. There were... Read more
PBH meets for annual conference
The Produce for Better Health Foundation held its annual conference, ‘The Consumer Connection,” March 16-18 at the Valley Ho Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ. A Fresno State marketing team won a PBH Formula 5... Read more
Bozzuto's holds 2015 trade show and awards gala
MASHANTUCKET, CT — Bozzuto's Inc. held its 2015 Independent Retailer Conference March 10-11 at Foxwoods, here, with the annual Excellence Awards gala just one of the highlights. Another highlight was the... Read more
Dole and House Foods sponsor first EPC meeting of 2015
HACKENSACK, NJ — Eastern Produce Council members shook off the winter doldrums and gathered March 10 at the Stony Hill Inn, here, for the council’s first meeting of the year, which was sponsored by Dole... Read more
FPFC holds annual Day at the Races
While many people around the country were still digging out of snow drifts, around 700 produce professionals and their families "braved" temperatures in the upper 80s on Saturday, March 7, to attend the... Read more