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United Fresh 2019 Exceeds Expectations; 2020 San Diego Convention To Launch Four-Year Rotation

“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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United Fresh Innovation Awards Winners Announced

Seven Produce Innovation Awards Winners were recognized at United Fresh 2019. This year’s honorees were selected by show attendees from a total of 48 contestants across seven categories: Best New Food Safety Solution; Best New Fruit Product; Best New Packaging; Best New Packing/Processing Equipment; Best New Vegetable Product; Best New Indoor Growing Technology and Best New Field Technology.

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United Fresh names Leadership Class 25 Fellows

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

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Letter from Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot

As Mayor, and on behalf of the city of Chicago, I am honored to welcome all of those gathered for United Fresh 2019 presented by the United Fresh Produce Association.

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Every Step Counts in United Fresh Walking Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2019) – United Fresh will host a Walking Challenge this year during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo, June 10-12 in Chicago.

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United Fresh 2019 FutureTEC Zone Continues to Grow

Expo Destination to Feature 24 Top Ag Tech Start-Ups

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2019) – United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo will boast 24 top ag tech start-up companies in the most innovative show floor destination area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 11-12 in Chicago.


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United Fresh 2019 Media Panel to Host National Food Dialogue

 Chef Carla Hall Will Join Food & Wine Magazine, NPR’s The Salt and Food Network On Industry Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2019) –United Fresh will once again host a food media dialogue, moderated by Chadwick Boyd, Food & Lifestyle Expert, TV Host & Brand Consultant, L&D Enterprises, Inc., on Tuesday, June 11 during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago.


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48 Finalists Demonstrate Innovation In Fresh Produce

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2019) –United Fresh this week announces 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those winners during the trade show.


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Sweetgreen Chef Stebner to Lead Foodservice Discussion at United Fresh 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2019) – Michael Stebner, Director of Culinary at sweetgreen, the Los Angeles based quick serve restaurant, will present his culinary perspectives on Tuesday, June 11 during the annual United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago.


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United Fresh Honors Five Individuals with Council Awards

Winners to Be Recognized on the Main Stage at the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 29, 2019) – 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 at the United Fresh Convention & Expo June 10-12 in Chicago.


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United Fresh Names Jan Berk as 2019 Women in Produce Honoree

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 29, 2019) – Jan Berk, COO, 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 Women in Produce reception elevates to a breakfast, allowing more industry professionals to attend and be inspired.


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United Fresh Announces Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2019) – 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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Produce Outlook Panel To Kick-Off United Fresh 2019

Future Trends Take Prime Focus at Luncheon Kick-Off Event 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2019) – A diverse group of industry leaders will forecast the future at the Produce Outlook Roundtable Luncheon, Monday, June 10, kicking off the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago.


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United Fresh Partner X-Change Matchmaking Event Sells Out

Waiting List Established for Retailers and Suppliers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 3, 2019) – United Fresh’s new Partner X-Change matchmaking program at the 2019 Convention & Expo has sold out. On Monday, June 10, 20 retailers/foodservice companies will be matched with 20 suppliers for one-on-one meetings, kicking-off this year’s event.


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Management Guru Morten Hansen To Keynote United Fresh

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2019) – Morten Hansen, one of the leading management authorities of our time, will set the stage for this year’s United Fresh Convention & Expo as keynote speaker during the United Fresh Breakfast General Session, Tuesday, June 11 at McCormick Place in Chicago.


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United Fresh Names 25 Retail Produce Manager Award Honorees 

2019 Marks 15 Years of Honoring Outstanding Retail Produce Managers 

WASHINGTON, D.C.(March 18, 2019) – Marking 15 years of recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh Produce Association announced the honorees of its 2019 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The group of 25 produce managers represents supermarket banners, commissaries and independent retail stores from 16 different states and two Canadian provinces. The winners will be honored guests at the United Fresh 2019 convention, June 10-12 in Chicago.


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United Fresh Council Awards to Honor Outstanding Individuals in the Produce Industry

Winners to Be Recognized on the Main Stage at the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2019) – New this year, United Fresh will honor five individuals 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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United Fresh Innovation Awards Application Period Now Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2019) – United Fresh announces the application period is now open for 2019 United Fresh Innovation Awards. Companies are encouraged to nominate their products and solutions in seven categories for the winning title which will be announced at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago.


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United Fresh Women in Produce Nomination Period Open

Women in Produce General Session Breakfast to Honor an Outstanding Individual

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2019) – Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh Convention & Expo, Women in Produce recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share her personal experience. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of this special event.


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United Fresh 2019 Registration Is Now Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2019) – 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 our last year in Chicago.


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