JUNE 13 - 15, 2017 | WEST HALL, McCORMICK PLACE | CHICAGO, IL

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Exhibitor Value

GREEN GIANT FRESH / GROWERS EXPRESS

“As you say on your website, the annual United Fresh show allows exhibitors to CONNECT with customers, EXPLORE innovation, INSPIRE our team and GROW our business; Growers Express/Green Giant™ Fresh looks forward to this show every year to do all of those things. It’s a great opportunity for us to meet with our nationwide customers, and showcase any new products that we’ve recently innovated and launched. Making new—and fostering existing—relationships is also invaluable to us.”

Lori Bigras
Senior Marketing Manager

HAYSSEN FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS

“United Fresh is a great venue to meet with our existing customers and introduce our new product offerings to potential customers. This year we are excited to promote our “Produce Novus”, a continuous motion form fill seal system. This system was engineered specifically to increase output rates for fresh cut produce lettuce packages.”

Lacy Cooper
Marketing Coordinator

RENAISSANCE FOOD GROUP, LLC

“The United Fresh show is perfect for connecting with key and potential customers, as well as educating our staff on important issues and industry trends. This is exactly what keeps us returning to exhibit year after year. This show is a must for companies looking to elevate their business while supporting overall growth and progress of the industry!”

Rachelle Schulken
Marketing Event Manager

CALIFORNIA LEAFY GREENS MARKETING AGREEMENT/ARIZONA LEAFY GREENS FOOD SAFETY COMMITTEE

“Each year United Fresh gives us the opportunity to connect with those who might be interested in our food safety training program, from small growers to major shippers who want to deploy a universal program throughout their farm supply chain. With the vast number of audits, the range of regulatory agencies and the impacts of the Produce Rule, we anticipate more interest than ever, and United is a great way for us to gauge interest and tweak our outreach to ensure we’re reaching the right constituents.”

REICHEL FOODS, INC.

“Reichel Foods and staff have true enjoyment as an exhibitor in the United Fresh Expo’s and we are looking forward to the 2016 Expo. As an exhibitor this event provides us the opportunity to merchandise Dippin’ Stix and Pro2 snax to all of customers as well as new retailer opportunities. We also enjoy the exposure and the comradery that this event provides.”

Michael Adams
National Sales Director

REDLINE SOLUTIONS

“RedLine Solutions signed up for the 2016 United Fresh Show as our team felt that this event provided an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders and connect with many of our current customers. The 2016 United Fresh show offers RedLine Solutions a well-established venue to support the presentation of their inventory and traceability systems, with the expectation of great attendance, and a high level of qualified leads from the event.” 

Adrian Down
Marketing DIrector

CALIFORNIA GIANT BERRY FARMS

“We are excited to be an exhibitor at the United Convention in Chicago this June as we enter into peak berry season at California Giant.  What better time to talk with key customers on the exhibit floor than when we have promotions in full swing and displays front and center in the produce department. We are also excited about using this perfect timing to promote the California Foundation and the upcoming industry wide Tour de Fresh event in July benefitting the Let’s Move Salad Bars for Schools initiative.”

Cindy Jewell
Vice President of Marketing

VOLM COMPANIES, INC.

“Volm Companies’ continues to exhibit at United Fresh for the opportunity to connect with our existing customers and to feature our newest innovations in packaging and packing equipment. We are continually developing new products in our effort to provide Total Solutions for our fresh produce customers, so what better place to launch or display them!” 

Marsha Verwiebe 
 Communications Manager

CHELAN FRESH

“Chelan Fresh values the United Fresh show for the great educational sessions and for providing an excellent forum to meet with our customers and prospects.”

Kathryn Grandy
Marketing Manager

NEOGEN

“Neogen will be exhibiting at the 2016 United Fresh Expo because our bosses will be there! We develop our rapid tests to meet the evolving needs of the food industry, and there is no better method of keeping up with those needs than listening and learning at the Expo.”

Tammy Ritter
Marketing Analyst

CALIFORNIA LEAFY GREENS MARKETING AGREEMENT

“We look forward to United Fresh each year because it is a great way for us to connect with people in produce who care about food safety.”

April Ward
Communications Director

REISER

“We want to meet with produce processors who are looking to extend the shelf-life of their fresh cut produce with a modified atmosphere package. We also want to meet with processors looking to produce an attractive, economical package that says “fresh” and “just-packed”. Reiser can help with our wide range of superior packaging equipment for applications of all sizes and production requirements.”

Chuck Pinkha

SUNKIST GROWERS

“The United Fresh convention is the perfect place to connect with customers and colleagues, learn about the most important issues facing our industry, and see the newest and most innovative products that are pushing the produce industry forward and into the limelight.  As an exhibitor, we also get the opportunity to showcase our latest packaging and point of sale materials and discuss ways to assist our retailers, wholesalers and foodservice accounts in maximizing their sales.  We have been exhibiting for over 50 years and find the show to be immensely valuable to our organization.”

Julie DeWolf
Director of Retail Marketing  

TRIANGLE PACKAGE MACHINERY CO.

“Triangle offers many packaging solutions for produce packaging, and we’ve participated in the United Fresh Show for several years. As the leading supplier of VFFS Baggers with Ultrasonic sealing in the produce market, we are excited to debut our Model XY-RJ VFFS Bagger with Ultrasonic sealing at this year’s show.”

Kim Magon-Haller
Marketing Manager

ALLEN LUND COMPANY

Our company's decision to exhibit at United Fresh Expo 2016 is due to our abililty to connect with our existing customers, demo our TMS developed for the produce industry, and establish new business with the ever growing list of United members”

Nora Trueblood
Director MarCom

SCHUR STAR SYSTEMS

“Schur Star Systems Inc. continues to be an exhibitor at the United Fresh Expo, due to the fact this show continues to be a leader in innovation, showcasing the most creative technology in the industry. We enjoy showcasing our state of the art packaging systems, being the most flexible and innovative company in the industry, we view this as a great partnership.”

Tracy Gilmore
Director of Business Development

KITCHEN 22

“Kitchen22 decided to be part of the 2016 United Fresh Expo because we believe it’s time that soups are represented in the produce department through an upscale, modern brand.” 

Lisa Le Berre

DEVILLE TECHNOLOGIES

“United Fresh provides an ideal setting for networking with key industry players! It showcases the latest in innovation technology and it is the perfect venue to make valuable business contacts.” 

Anna Cappello 
 Marketing Manager

EDIBLE SOFTWARE

"We decided to attend the United Fresh Tradeshow because there is a floral and produce show in one,  we have gotten great feedback from those who have attended the show, and we are optimistic about the new business we will gain from attending the show.”

Shelvia Smith
Marketing Manager

PERFOTEC

“United Fresh is the focal point for Fresh Produce in North America, you need to be there. During this show PerfoTec will introduce it’s exciting new application for E-coomerce of Fresh-cut Flowers and we are exhibiting our existing fruit&veg shelf life technology together with Proseal America.” 

Bas Groeneweg
Director

INTEGRITY EXPRESS LOGISTICS

“At IEL, we pride ourselves in building relationships with potential and existing clients. IEL works with companies who wish to move products Business to Consumer and Business to Business. Companies who need their freight shipped across the nation or regionally rely on IEL because of our strong communication and dependability. We take time to listen to our customers so that we understand their problems or questions in order to provide the best possible solution to meet their specific needs. We are very grateful that United Fresh has given us the opportunity to potentially expand our clientele and network with other 3PL vendors and potential clients.”

Hannah Clay
Human Resources and Training Specialist

VARCODE USA

“As a young company, Varcode felt United Fresh offered us an excellent venue to meet potential customers and showcase our solution.  The number and quality of attendees at United Fresh fits our target market extremely well.” 

Tom Taylor
EVP and President

NATURE FRESH FARMS

“We exhibit each year at the United Fresh Expo to strengthen our relationships with our key retail partners and take the opportunity to meet ones. The United Fresh Expo is a great event to get in front of key decision makers with our innovative products & merchandising solutions.”

Chris Veillon
Director of Marketing

USDA/AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

“The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is excited to return to United Fresh 2016. Our Specialty Crops Program (SCP) is well represented at this year’s event, and we’ll enjoy meeting with all the nationwide growers, shippers, brokers, receivers, processors, and retailers we so proudly serve. We look forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new friends!”

Jeffrey Davis
Business Development Specialist, Specialty Crops Program

TRIPLE H PRODUCE

“United Fresh is THE show to attend if you are in the produce industry. Opportunities to make real business and closing real deals with customers on the show floor are some of the reasons why we- at Triple H- decide to come year after year. And let’s face it... Chicago is always amazing!”

Alicia Garza
Project Manager

ROYALHALO GROUP

“We are a group of companies focused on fair trade and organic produce. We chose United Fresh Show this year, as it seems more punctual and not as massive as other shows. We are looking to expand our company with new branding and also want to meet new friends.”

Ricardo Hernández Bezares
Strategy and Commercial Director

NORTH SHORE SALES & MARKETING

“North Shore Sales & Marketing is excited to exhibit at United Fresh this year to share new items and innovation, connect with our current customers as well as gauge interest with potential new customers.  We offer fresh, living herbs from one location all year round.”

Micki Dirtzu
Director of Marketing

VILLAGE FARMS

“Village Farms enjoys the many networking opportunities United Fresh Expo provides. Also, United Fresh Expo's four shows in one is a great value for our company. And finally, the Product Innovation Award allows us to showcase our new products to customers and gives us excellent exposure.”

Helen Aquino
Director Brand Marketing & Communications

ANTHONY MARANO COMPANY

“As we begin to expand the Anthony Marano Company into new markets, I could not think of a better way to meet new potential customers and have them meet us in our own backyard, Chicago, Illinois.”

Marvin Berry
Senior Account Executive

MELISSA’S/WORLD VARIETY PRODUCE

“Melissa's has chosen to exhibit at United Fresh 2016 because the expo gives us an opportunity to reconnect with our customers, meet new people and cultivate new ideas. We are looking forward to showcasing our products in Chicago."

Lena Adebowale
Director of Events

HARVEST SENSATIONS

“The United Fresh Expo gives Harvest Sensations the opportunity to feature some of our new innovative retail products to top retailers across the country. The expo seems to bring a mix of both senior retail and procurement executives in a shared environment to see our newest products and innovations first hand.”

Lindsay Barthold
Marketing Manager


 

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Quotes
  • I have found United Fresh to be a great venue for conducting business and getting caught up on industry issues.
    Hugh Topper
    Group V.P. Fresh, H-E-B
  • We've been exhibiting at United Fresh for more than a decade and we continue to reap the benefits of our membership with this show.
    Mike Bowe
    Vice President, Dave’s Specialty Imports
  • What’s unique about United Fresh is the intimacy of the show, allowing for more one-on-one time with retailers and importers.
    Alejandro Gavito
    Marketing Director, APEAM
  • Having a presence on the floor gave me an opportunity to see more people, reach a broader audience and give me face time with key customers and new contacts.
    Matt Mandel
    Vice President, SunFed, Inc.
  • From the quality of the attendees to the helpful United Fresh staff, we had an outstanding experience. We are already signed up for this year's show!
    David Sasuga
    Owner, Fresh Origins
  • The United Fresh Convention creates the best atmosphere in the industry for networking with key industry professionals.
    Ashley Perryman
    Vice President, Dade Service Corporation
  • United Fresh is a great opportunity to see what’s new and different.
    Bill Pool
    Manager, Produce Safety, Wegmans Food Markets
  • Thank you for one of the best trade show experiences I've had in 20 years! The event was well attended with exciting decision makers that were all really engaged on so many levels. The show provided a trememdous amount of value.
    Kristyn Lawson
    VP of Retail Sales, Good Food Groups, LLC
  • Year after year I find United Fresh to be the best venue for conducting business and understanding industry issues. United Fresh covers the full spectrum of industry needs- there's value for everyone in the supply chain.
    Mike Orf
    Assistant Vice President, Produce Operations, Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • United Fresh knows how to host a social event! From the opening party to the Retail Foodservice Celebration Dinner, there's always an opportunity to get energized and engaged.
    Mary Wright-Rana
    Director of Marketing, PRO*ACT, LLC