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JUNE 25-27, 2018 | CHICAGO

Attend FreshMKT


Innovation starts at United FreshMKT. If you’re looking for the most innovative advances in fresh produce from new varieties, brands, packaging, merchandising solutions and more, then the United FreshMKT Expo and Conference is for you!

The fastest growing segment of the United Fresh event in Chicago, United FreshMKT Expo is where retailers, wholesalers, foodservice companies and new channel buyers explore the latest in fresh produce innovation. With a new focus on prepared meal solutions, attendees will also find convenient snack items, fresh juices, salsas, soups and dips, and much more!

  • Explore the new Organic Showcase, featuring new products and a highlighted presence for organic providers.
  • Gain insight from FreshMKT Learning Center educational presentations on the show floor, giving attendees an opportunity to hear from the experts on a variety of topics including organics, retail merchandising, and women in produce.
  • Leading companies support the industry’s economic growth through the development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative products. Vote for your favorites at the United Fresh Innovation Awards. 
  • Engage at FreshMKT X-Change, a meeting place for attendees and exhibitors who share common interests to connect and share perspectives on key issues. 

The FreshMKT Conference is designed specifically for produce and fresh foods buyers, executives and trading partners across all retail and foodservice channels looking to jump start their business models and programs with innovative ideas, concepts and lessons from the future! Attendees will explore timely and projected consumer trends and discuss strategies and innovations for creating explosive growth in the fresh foods industry.



2017 FreshMKT Advisory Committee

  • Kevin Barry, Big Y Foods, Inc. 
  • Megan Burritt, Blue Apron 
  • Jeff S. Cady, Tops Markets, Inc. 
  • Alfonso Cano, Northgate Gonzalez, LLC 
  • Brian Coates, Heeren, LLC 
  • Danny Dumas, Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc. 
  • Steve Jarzombek, Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. 
  • Bob Kirch, Caito Foods Service, Inc. 
  • Sharon Kuncl, Eby-Brown Company 
  • Raina Nelson, Renaissance Food Group 
  • Mike Orf, Hy-Vee, Inc. 
  • Susan Reimer-Sifford, Darden 
  • Greg Rowe, Hardie's Fruit and Vegetable South 
  • Brent L. Scattini, Mission Produce, Inc. 
  • Heather Shavey, Costco Wholesale 
  • Eric Stone, FreshDirect, LLC 
  • Frank Swanson, US Foods 
  • Carlos Vazquez-Ochoa, SAGARPA 
  • Mary Wright-Rana, PRO*ACT, LLC

For more information about the 2017 United FreshMKT Expo & Conference, contact Emily Woodard at 202-303-3415.

Thank you 2017 Sponsors