PMA Foodservice awards
Exhibitors were awarded for various contests at the 2015 PMA Foodservice Conference, including the Chefs Talk: A Strolling Lunch event, Sensory Experience Contest, Best of Show and Best Product Promo. Read more
Fresno Food Expo taking back Fresno’s identity as Food Capital of the World

The 2015 Fresno Food Expo boasts an 86 percent growth in the number of participating exhibitors and a 400 percent growth in buyers since the expo first began in 2011. The expo, held on Thursday, July 23, drew big buyers with high levels of purchasing... Read more
Catching up with Bryan Silbermann at PMA Foodservice show
MONTEREY, CA — The 2015 PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo kicked off with a seaside gala here July 24. Record numbers of attendees were expected, as Bryan Silbermann, PMA's chief executive officer, told The Produce News Assistant Editor... Read more
 PMA Foundation Career Pathways students try specialty produce items
College students interested in learning more about careers in the fresh produce industry joined the PMA Foundation Career Pathways program at PMA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, CA. Activities included a specialty produce item tasting session,... Read more
Great Lakes International Trading's Awesome Apricot Yummy Fruit Bus
For some youngsters — and their parents — it’s the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple or fruit cup and some carrots sticks day after day in lunch boxes. But Great Lakes International Trading’s new Awesome Apricot Yummy Fruit... Read more
ALDI's Calif. expansion gets help from popular comedian in video series
ALDI launched an online video series in collaboration with Ben Bailey, popular comedian and Emmy award-winning host of "Cash Cab." The series is equal parts education and entertainment to help introduce ALDI to new customers across the United States... Read more
Cherry volume reaches annual peak
It doesn’t matter if the crop is large or small. It doesn’t matter if the weather is good or bad. Every year in the Northwest, at some point the cherry season peaks. When the peak comes, it presents retail buyers with the best cherry sales and promotion... Read more
Plenty of promotional opportunities for Chilean citrus
Chile’s first 2015 shipment of Navel oranges to the United States departed from the port of San Antonio during the week of June 8 with a total of 11,200 boxes destined for the U.S. market. While volume shipped year to date is somewhat lower than... Read more
Karen Brux shares the latest updates on Chilean clementines
The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association’s Karen Brux pays a visit Chile to bring you the latest crop updates on Chilean citrus. Chilean clementines, she notes, will be available May through August, followed by W. Murcotts, which will be available from... Read more
United party scene rocks Chicago from dusk til dawn
In the finale of our United Fresh 2015 video series, Mary Blackmon heads out on the town to check out the sights of Chicago. She also drops in on the UF party scene, with stops atop the famed Willis Tower (you might remember it better as Sears Tower)... Read more
Mary Blackmon tackles day two from the United Fresh show floor
Innovations, fake food and a giant walking Listeria bug? All part of our look back at United Fresh 2015, which continues with a whirlwind tour of day two from the trade show floor. Our series concludes later this week with an inside peek at the... Read more
Scenes from Chicago: United Fresh trade show Day 1
Our Mary Blackmon hit the trade show floor running at United Fresh in Chicago. Here we bring you the best from day one of the proceedings. Next up in our United series: day two of the show, followed by the grand finale, a look at the social scene and... Read more
Mary Blackmon talks South African citrus as season's first ship arrives
With the season's first shipment of South African citrus arriving on the docks of Gloucester City, NJ, June 15 and unloading this week, The Produce News caught up with shippers and growers in the deal to talk about its history and the first fruit... Read more
Beauty and culture behind Peruvian avocados
Now in its fourth season shipping to the United States, avocados from Peru are being promoted by the Peruvian Avocado Commission in a video series showing the beauty and culture of Peru and the quality of the avocados it produces. See special section... Read more
Chef Jill Davie and Mary Blackmon spice up United Fresh
Chef Jill Davie is famous for her work at L.A.'s renowned Josie restaurant and for numerous television appearances, including several Food Network showdowns. She's also well known for the culinary delights she whips up at the Sunkist booth at trade... Read more
Tom Stenzel and Brian Kocher talk shop with Mary Blackmon at United Fresh
Our Mary Blackmon caught up with United President Tom Stenzel and incoming Chairman of the Board Brian Kocher of the Castellini Group for an exclusive interview about the show and the state of the industry on day one of United Fresh 2015 in C... Read more
Mary Blackmon at the United opener at Chicago's Navy Pier
United Fresh 2015 attendees packed the Crystal Gardens at Chicago's famed Navy Pier June 8 for a spectacular opening reception before the trade show kicked off June 9. Our Mary Blackmon joined the fun in the Gardens, an indoor tropical paradise... Read more
Milk in a bag and an 80-pound fruit? A peek inside Loblaws’ showcase Montreal store
Loblaws has long catered to its Québécois audience via its regional Provigo stores, but the company upped the ante with the opening of a Provigo Le Marché superstore a year ago in Montreal’s historic former Jean-Talon train station. The cavernous... Read more
PMA Tech Knowledge Symposium
The second annual PMA Tech Knowledge Symposium took place in Monterey, CA, May 11-13. More than 200 fresh produce and floral industry members convened to explore emerging technologies positioned to help the industry strengthen food safety, streamline... Read more
JAZZ-y journey sparks season start
From the branch to the bowl, the journey of a New Zealand JAZZ apple to market is chronicled in a new video from brand owner Turners & Growers. Fresh crop JAZZ apples will reach North American shores by the end of the month, according to... Read more