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JUNE 10-12, 2019 | CHICAGO

Press Coverage

Slideshow: Snacks, spirals, rice and bowl innovation dominate United Fresh 2018 (Food Business News)

The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, held its annual conference June 25-27 in Chicago. The program’s design allowed visitors to experience the fresh produce supply chain from grower to retailer and everything in between, including mechanical harvesting, robotics, packing and packaging.  READ MORE

Kayla Webb Names 2018 United Fresh Picks (AndNowUKnow)

While I was in the Windy City last week, it was the produce industry’s out-of-the-box thinking and attention to detail that truly blew me away. As someone who has spent most of her time as a consumer, getting a peek behind the curtain at how our industry is pouring energy into ensuring consumers have a fun, delicious, and meaningful experience in the produce aisle was everything. READ MORE

Perdue Tackles Trade, Tariffs, Farm Bill in United Fresh Keynote (Winsight Grocery Business)

While the disruption in trade relations with China is unsettling to many in agriculture, President Donald Trump’s goal of changing China’s behavior, if successful, will enable American farmers to reap the benefits, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told attendees of United Fresh 2018 in Chicago during his keynote address June 26. READ MORE

United Fresh Reception Honoring Women in Produce (The Produce News)

The annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce took place Tuesday, June 26, at the United Fresh show in Chicago. This reception honors all women working in the produce industry and recognizes one outstanding female industry leader, and it is one of the most popular networking events at the show. READ MORE

United Fresh 2018: What Blew Us Away (The Core Blog)

The highly touted expanded offerings at the annual conference and trade show in many ways delivered on it's promise.  In this edition of #WBUA, we have highlighted the best of what we experienced and also share our thoughts on opportunities we hope United Fresh will consider in the future. READ MORE

Rising Stars Of The Produce Industry Begin Their Leadership Journeys (The Produce News)

The United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the members of the 2018-19 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 24. Sponsored by a generous grant from Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, this program was launched in 1995 and has graduated more than 200 program participants.  READ MORE

United Fresh 2018 attendees get their grub on (The Produce News)

The Produce News video crew certainly worked up an appetite browsing the United Fresh 2018 trade show floor aisles at McCormick Place, June 25-27, here. Check out what everyone was snacking on — and if they were willing to share any — in our latest featured video. READ MORE

Photo report United Fresh 2018 (FreshPlaza)

On June 26 and 27, the United Fresh Show was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to the trade show, many educational sessions as well as networking events were organized.  READ MORE

Scenes from United Fresh (Progressive Grocer)

The annual United Fresh produce show, and the co-located SmartFood Expo and Healthy Shopper Summit took place this week, and Progressive Grocer's editors were on site creating a visual collage of the insights and ideas that caught their interest. READ MORE

Innovation Award winners announced at United Fresh 2018 (FreshFruitPortal)

Seven innovative produce companies were recognized on Wednesday at the United Fresh Show 2018 being held in Chicago this week. This year’s honorees were selected by show attendees from a total of 36 contestants across seven categories, including best new fruit product, best new packaging and best new indoor growing technology. READ MORE


Produce No Easy Pickin’s in Online Grocery 

(Supermarket News)

In online grocery shopping and delivery, getting produce right is paramount. That’s what two grocery e-commerce veterans stressed Tuesday in a discussion panel titled “The Digital Retail Landscape” at the United FreshMKT and SmartFood Conference, held in Chicago by the United Fresh Produce Association. READ MORE

Getting Blown Away at United Fresh (The Produce News)

The 2018 United Fresh trade show floor opened Tuesday, June 26. While Chicago has a reputation for being pretty windy, it was the exhibitors that blew us away. The Produce News browsed the aisles, searching for the produce industry's best new products. Check out our video from day one on the trade show floor. READ MORE

Mayda Sotomayor named Packer Woman of the Year (The Packer) 

Mayda Sotomayor is The Packer’s 2018 Produce Woman of the Year. Sotomayor, CEO of Vero Beach, Fla.-based Seald Sweet and executive in parent company Greenyard Group, was presented the award by Greg Johnson, editor of The Packer, at the opening general session June 26 at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2018 expo. READ MORE

Perdue Tackles Trade, Tariffs, Farm Bill in United Fresh Keynote (Winsight Grocery Business)

While the disruption in trade relations with China is unsettling to many in agriculture, President Donald Trump’s goal of changing China’s behavior, if successful, will enable American farmers to reap the benefits, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told attendees of United Fresh 2018 in Chicago during his keynote address June 26.  READ MORE

New Consumer Research Available At SmartFood Expo (FreshPlaza)

The new SmartFood Choices 2018 report, commissioned in partnership with United Fresh Produce Association and 210 Analytics, explores shopper perspectives and their approach to SmartFood choices.  READ MORE

United Fresh Expo gets more personal in year two of show reboot (The Produce News)

The United FreshMKT and United FreshTEC Conference and Expos enter their second year in 2018, after a successful rebrand of the United Fresh show provided attendees and exhibitors with a more personalized experience in 2017. READ MORE

Retail and Foodservice Resources Available at United Fresh 2018 (Fresh Plaza)

The FreshFacts® on Retail Q1 2018 report, produced in partnership with Nielsen Fresh, measures retail price and sales trends for the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, as well as other value-added produce categories. READ MORE

Del Monte Fresh Produce’s Emanuel Lazopoulos to keynote United FreshMKT Conference (American Journal of Transportation)

Del Monte Fresh Produce, Inc. Senior Vice President, North America, Sales, Marketing and Product Management, Emanuel Lazopoulos will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s United FreshMKT Conference, Monday, June 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago where hundreds of retail, produce and fresh foods executives will gather to discover marketing trends to advance their businesses. READ MORE

United Fresh Announces Winners of the 2018 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards (Quality Assurance & Food Safety) 

Eight of the country's most innovative chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this June as part of the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. READ MORE

Rutter's Director of Foodservice Wins Produce Excellence Award (Convenience Store News)

Rutter's Ryan Krebs is one of eight winners of the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. Sponsored by PRO*ACT LLC, the program honors chefs and their companies for their innovative and influential use of fresh produce in the culinary arts. READ MORE

Wonderful Citrus President David Krause To Keynote United FreshTEC Conference (Perishable News)

Wonderful Citrus President David Krause will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s United FreshTEC Conference, Monday, June 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago where hundreds of produce and fresh foods operations executives will gather to discover opportunities to advance their businesses through technology.  READ MORE

United Fresh Names 25 Retail Produce Manager Award Honorees (Perishable News)

Marking its 14th year of recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh Produce Association announced the honorees of its 2018 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.  READ MORE

United Fresh Opens Nominations for 2 Innovation Awards (Progressive Grocer)

The United Fresh Produce Association has opened the nomination period for two achievement awards, the United FreshMKT Achievement Award and the United FreshTEC Achievement Award. READ MORE

United Fresh 2018 Registration Is Now Open (Fresh Plaza)

Registration has opened for United Fresh 2018 – an event where attendees will discover more come June 25-27, in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago. READ MORE

Thank you 2018 Sponsors