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JUNE 16 - 18 2020 | SAN DIEGO, CA
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Chile will be in United Fresh 2019 with its important offer of fresh fruits

ProChile

Chile is a recognized player in the fresh fruit industry. It is the main producer in the southern hemisphere and a world leader in the export of products such as cherries, plums, and blueberries, among others. This year the country participates in United Fresh showing its great offer and the development that has taken place around this sector that reaches 129 markets.


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United Fresh releases four-year convention plan

Produce Blue Book

“With numerous enhancements from one-on-one networking meetings to a late-night party for some 800 attendees at the House of Blues, United Fresh 2019 lived up to the vision of a value-add trade event that was shaped by our Convention Committee,” said United Fresh Chairman Greg Corrigan, Senior Director of Produce & Floral at Raley’s Family of Fine Stores


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As United departs Chicago, attendees offer praise for changes

The Produce News

The United Fresh convention is ending its run in Chicago, but in its final year in the Windy City before relocating to San Diego in 2020, the association implemented a number changes designed to reinvigorate the annual gathering.


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Harvesting Opportunities Beyond Four Walls: A New Retail Tomorrow Podcast

MorningNewsBeat.com

In this new episode of the Retail Tomorrow podcast, recorded on the exhibit floor at the annual United Fresh Produce Association show in Chicago and produced by GMDC, we focus on the the opportunities and challenges that the self-care movement creates for companies looking to take advantage of it, how retailers can go beyond their four walls and develop an “outpost marketing” strategy, and the degree to which information can be the most compelling marketing tool.


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What Blew Us Away (#WBUA) at United Fresh 2019

DMA Solutions

Change is here. That’s the message the United Fresh Produce Association proclaimed to the industry ahead of the 2019 United Fresh Produce Expo, and it’s the message many of us had on our minds as we stepped onto the show floor this past Tuesday in Chicago. With promises of unique experiences, deeper engagement, and new ways of doing business, attendees and exhibitors alike approached the show with excitement and anticipation.


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United Fresh announces 2019 Innovation Awards winners

Produce Grower

Seven Produce Innovation Awards Winners were recognized at United Fresh 2019. This year’s honorees were voted on by show attendees from a total of 48 contestants across seven categories.


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Tips from top produce managers

Supermarket Perimeter

A June 12 roundtable at the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual show, “Retail Insights from Visionary Produce Managers,” featured winners of the group’s annual Retail Produce Manager Awards discussing the ways they make their departments stand out from the competition.


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Changes at United Fresh receive strong reviews

The Packer

The United Fresh Produce Association made an impression with some new elements at its conference and expo June 10-12.


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Jan Berk: Find your own way, together

The Packer

Jan Berk’s path can be divided into two main careers: media and agriculture. But before her first career began, she built a foundation of basic work skills as a waitress, bank clerk and office manager.


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Inside scoop from retailers at United Fresh 2019

The Produce News

The Produce News caught up with retailers at the 2019 United Fresh Convention & Expo to find out what they look for on the trade show floor.


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United Fresh 2019 - Highlights, Awards, and All Around Fun

And Now U Know

There was so much packed into the few days of United Fresh. In just a couple of days, we saw a number of on-point educational sessions, celebrations, Leadership Class 24 graduates and welcomed Class 25, torches passed, and that wasn’t even on the show floor.


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Produce execs look to future in United Fresh outlook panel

The Packer

A panel of produce industry executives considered topics from sourcing and branding to disruption and the next generation of consumers during the opening general session of the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo June 10.


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Industry in a "renaissance," Stenzel tells United Fresh '19 attendees

Supermarket Perimeter

Tom Stenzel, president and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association, kicked off his group’s annual convention June 10-12 with a sigh of relief.


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Packer Insight — Education day at United Fresh 2019

The Packer

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss the sessions they attended on the first day of the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.


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United Fresh 2019 gets the party started

The Produce News

United Fresh 2019 kicked off Monday, June 10, with an opening party at Crystal Gardens along Navy Pier, here. Find out who is in attendance at this year's show in our latest featured video.


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United Fresh introduces class 25 of the produce industry leadership program

Blue Book Services

The United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the members of the 2019-2020 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 25.


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Corrigan taking first steps as United Fresh chairman

The Packer

Greg Corrigan received a surprising item from his predecessors as he began his term as United Fresh Produce Association chairman.


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United Fresh promises memorable Chicago show

Change is almost here. The June 10-12 United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago is having one more fling with the Windy City before moving to San Diego next year for a June 17-18 show.

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United Fresh: Jewell reflects on year as chairwoman

Being the top industry volunteer leader for United Fresh in 2018-19 has been a labor of love for Cindy Jewell. Jewell, 2018-19 chairwoman for United Fresh Produce Association and vice president of marketing for Watsonville-based California Giant Berry Farms, said she focused her efforts as chairwoman on expanding volunteerism and promoting programs that reach and engage younger members — and future leaders — of United Fresh.


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Greenhouse grower discusses tomato season and value of United Fresh

Also in production is Windset’s medley of snacking cherry tomatoes right now, a product that’s going to be one of the focuses of Windset’s booth at the upcoming United Fresh show June 10-12 in Chicago, Ill. Along with tomatoes, Windset will have other commodities—including peppers and cucumbers--on display as it returns as a second-year exhibitor at United Fresh.


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United Fresh Expo reboot becoming a must attend event

United Fresh has made a concerted effort to deliver on all the top value aspects of the event and elevate the traditional elements that make this show a must attend each year. Are you ready to change the way the fresh produce industry does business?


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Industry veteran named 2019 honoree at United Fresh

With 27 years in the produce industry behind her, Jan Berk, chief operating officer of San Miguel Produce, Inc. more than earned her nomination as the United Fresh Show’s 2019 Women in Produce honoree.


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United Fresh 2019 FutureTEC Zone to feature 24 ag tech start-ups

United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo will feature 24 ag tech start-up companies in the innovative show floor destination area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 11-12 in Chicago. The FutureTEC Zone is dedicated to start-up technology companies in the early commercialization phase, highlighting a range of new technologies for the fresh produce industry.


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United Fresh Announces Winners of 2019 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards

Eight of the country's most innovative chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this June in Chicago at the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo, as part of the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award Program.


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United Fresh: Food Safety workshop to discuss outbreaks

Each outbreak has provided lessons in how to better handle them in the future, but there are still many questions that growers, shippers and retailers have when it comes to the proper steps in managing outbreaks. At the United Fresh Expo in Chicago in June, a Monday Food Safety Workshop entitled "Outbreak Investigation Deep Dive" will endeavor to answer some of these questions


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2019 brings a tale of two imported citrus seasons

Gold Cup Fresh, a Miami, Fl.-based U.S. company owned by La Calera in Peru and San Miguel in Argentina, is embarking on its imported lemon and mandarin seasons. As it turns out, the starting of the import season works out well for Gold Cup, who will exhibit at this year’s United Fresh show June 10-12 in Chicago.


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US greenhouse tomato grower moves into snacking arena

This August, Magic Sun of Richmond, Va. will be launching a new line of snacking tomatoes available nationally that will include grape, organic grape and medley tomatoes. “We’ve had success growing cocktail tomatoes for a few years now and we’re really making a big step towards other snacking varieties,” says Anthony Otto of Magic Sun. The snacking line as well as other types of tomatoes will all be on display at Magic Sun’s booth at the upcoming United Fresh show June 10-12 in Chicago.


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What’s New & Exciting About United Fresh 2019

When spring arrives, that means one thing for fresh produce marketers: the United Fresh Expo is right around the corner! Now that United is one month away, the travel team at DMA Solutions is very much looking forward to the benefits the show has to offer. Looking for ways to expand your mind—and your brand—at the show? Take a look at the new happenings we're most excited about for United Fresh in June.


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United Fresh Honors Five Outstanding Produce Industry Individuals with the 2019 Council Awards

United Fresh has announced the inaugural honorees for the first-ever 2019 Council Awards. The Council Awards, which are new this year, recognize five produce industry individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work in sharing their expertise across different areas of our industry. This year’s winners will be recognized on the Main Stage at the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo on June 10-12 in Chicago.


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sweetgreen Chef Michael Stebner to Speak at United Fresh 2019

The United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago is looking to be jam-packed with a few of our industry’s most renowned celebs. This will include Michael Stebner, Director of Culinary at Los Angeles-based sweetgreen, who will be in the expo’s attendance on June 11. Not only will he be in attendance, he will also give attendees a peek inside his (master)mind with a presentation on his culinary perspectives.


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United Fresh names 2019 Council Award Winners

New this year, United Fresh is pleased to announce the five individuals being honored for their outstanding work in sharing their expertise in different areas serving our produce industry. The honorees will be recognized from at the United Fresh Convention & Expo June 10-12 in Chicago.


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Jan Berk to be honored at United Fresh 2019

Jan Berk, chief operating officer of San Miguel Produce, Inc., will be the honoree and featured speaker of the Women in Produce Breakfast General Session on Wednesday, June 12, at United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago, as the traditional reception elevates to a breakfast, allowing more industry professionals to attend and be inspired.


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"US Foods' Matt Roy and Walmart's Richard Gonzales Discuss United Fresh's Partner X-Change Program

You might have already heard, but United Fresh’s newly debuted Partner X-Change matchmaking program for this year’s convention and expo has officially sold out! That means suppliers looking to chat up buyers from Albertsons, Costco, Hy-Vee, Publix, and many more might be needing to get creative with how they finagle their way into that room.


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Produce Outlook Roundtable kicks off United Fresh 2019

A Produce Outlook Roundtable Luncheon will kick off the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo. The event, June 10-12 in Chicago, starts with the panel discussion, moderated by United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel.


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"Change is here" United Fresh 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration has opened for United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo, June 10-12, in the North Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago. This year, attendees and exhibitors will change the way they do business over three days as United Fresh prepares to celebrate its last year in Chicago before moving to San Diego from 2020.


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Change is coming to United Fresh convention

The United Fresh Produce Association announced that it is implementing changes to its annual convention designed to provide an exciting and valuable experience to attendees. The association held a webinar Feb. 11 for members of the trade media to detail the changes to this year’s event, which will be held June 10-12 in Chicago


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United Fresh Unveils Plans for 2019 Convention

A host of new networking activities are among the highlights of Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh’s annual convention. Slated for June 10-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago, this year’s show features several new networking events, including:


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