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

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Media partners, check here for United Fresh news releases, announcements from our exhibitors and all the information you need to enhance your coverage of the trade show, major speakers, events and more.

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2017) – Ready Pac Foods, Inc. CEO Tony Sarsam will focus on the drive for innovation in fresh foods as keynote speaker at this year’s United FreshMKT Conference, debuting Tuesday, June 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Hundreds of retailers, foodservice, fresh foods and produce executives are anticipated to participate in the conference, held the day before the United FreshMKT Expo opening.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2017) – Marking its 13th year of recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh Produce Association announced the honorees of its 2017 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The group of 25 produce managers represents supermarket banners, commissaries and independent retail stores from 14 different states and two Canadian provinces. The winners will be the honored guests at the United Fresh 2017 convention, June 13-15 in Chicago.
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2017) – Taylor Farms CEO Bruce Taylor will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s United FreshTEC Conference, debuting Tuesday, June 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to Taylor’s keynote, conference attendees will participate in expert panel discussions on Pre- and Post-Harvest Automation, Food Safety in Packing and Processing Operations, and an intense look at Controlled Growing Environments.

  • This January, Trade Show Executive (TSE) announced their list of the 50 fastest-growing shows held in the United States during the previous year. Fifty winners were selected based on the percentage of growth in each of the following categories: net square feet, number of exhibiting companies, and number of attendees. United Fresh’s 2016 Expo has received the honor of one of the 50 fastest growing shows in the category of number of attendees.
  • United Fresh 2017 Registration Is Now Open

    01-Feb-2017 by: Mary Coppola
    Registration for United Fresh 2017 is now open. The event will be held June 13-15, 2017 in the West Hall at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL. Attendees and exhibitors alike will have a more personalized experience this year with the new United FreshTEC Expo and United FreshMKT Expo, both co-located with the Global Cold Chain Expo, and the International Floriculture Expo.
  • United Fresh Retains Senior Technology Adviser

    12-Dec-2016 by: Mary Coppola
    United Fresh is pleased to announce that Nathan Dorn has joined the association team as Senior Technology Adviser to help build its education and trade show technology platform, supporting the new United FreshTEC Conference & Expo, June 13-15, 2017 in Chicago.
  • United Fresh will expand its innovation platform for the produce industry, moving its annual conference and expo into the larger West Hall at Chicago’s McCormick Place, June 13-15, 2017. The event will debut new expo features in convenience and fresh foods, robotics and supply chain technology, and conference sessions bringing attendees and exhibitors together with subject matter experts to help grow their businesses. 
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  • 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



  

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