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2015 Midwest Expo new product slideshow No.1

These new product photos were gathered by Editor Greg Johnson at The Packer's Midwest Produce Expo in Minneapolis, Aug. 14.

N.Y. Apple Association adjusts to loss

The New York Apple Association recently lost one of its key employees and allies, when John McAleavey, longtime accounts manager with the organization and former executive director of the Eastern Produce Council, died June 5, at age 80, said Jim Allen, president of the New York Apple Association.

Russia complicates European market

Eastern apple exporters anticipate a robust year in 2015, even with a new wrinkle thrown into the European marketplace.

Study shows fruit and veggie plate waste increase

While Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urges Congress not to roll back school nutrition rules that mandate produce in school menus, a University of Vermont study suggests that students are throwing the produce away.

Congress asks FDA to fast forward safety education to growers

A coalition of Democratic and Independent members of Congress have asked the Food and Drug Administration to immediately implement specific training and outreach programs to help small growers and processors comply with upcoming food safety regulations.

Allen Lund announces promotion in Memphis office

The La Canada Flintridge, Calif.-based Allen Lund Co. announced the promotion of Matt Gronostaj to manager at the Memphis office.

Henningsen Cold Storage welcomes new staff member

A fifth-generation family member, Kayla Henningsen, has been hired as a management associate for the Hillsboro, Ore.-based Henningsen Cold Storage Co.

Natural Delights sponsors Tour de Fresh cyclists

Natural Delights, Bard Valley, Calif., is sponsoring cyclists Jennifer Gerard and Michael Deusebio in the annual Tour de Fresh event.

Tanimura & Antle and The Produce Mom launch family farming campaign

Tanimura & Antle and The Produce Mom recently launched a #FamilyFarming Campaign to raise awareness of Tanimura & Antle’s company blog, “Family Farming.”

Oppy hires Calgary salesman

The Oppenheimer Group hired produce industry veteran Todd Plaxton to its sales staff.

PMA event draws 500 in South Africa

More than 500 attendees from around the world attended the PMA Fresh Connections Southern African Conference & Expo in Cape Town, South Africa.p

United Fresh adds marketing event

A new marketing event called BrandStorm has been added to the list of United Fresh Produce Association’s education events.

Organics category continues growth trajectory

Consumer demand for organic products had reached an all-time high, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Organic Trade Association, which issues an annual survey on organic sales trends, and the industry expected growth to continue, as organic becomes “more mainstream and conventional grocers continue to increase their interest in the industry.”

USDA schedules PACA seminar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a Web seminar on the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act to show businesses their rights and responsibilities.

Midwest Expo comes to Kansas City in 2016

The Midwest Produce Expo continues its tour around key metro areas as the Fifth Annual edition will be Aug. 15-17, 2016 in Kansas City, Mo.

Midwest Produce Expo means business

MINNEAPOLIS — Midwest produce and retail companies brought their style of business to the Twin Cities for the Fourth Annual Midwest Conference and Expo, Aug. 13-14, presented by The Packer.

Midwest Expo exhibitors donate 12 tons of food

MINNEAPOLIS -- Exhibitors at The Packer’s Midwest Conference and Expo donated more than 24,000 pounds of fresh produce after the Aug. 14 expo.

Broker/shipper transportation agreement released

A model broker/shipper transportation agreement is now available from the United Fresh Produce Association.

Flynn to moderate at Fleet Technology Expo

Fran Flynn will moderate a panel on technology and trucking at the Aug. 24-26 Fleet Technology Expo.

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