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DSC01668The 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show took place June 26-28 at the Javits Center in New York City. Featuring more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers and 2,550 exhibitors, this year's show was expected to draw more than 46,000 industry professionals.

Steven Blanc of Healthy Brands speaking with Sheldon Cole and Joseph Setton of Setton International Foods.

3N8A1795The 2016 United Fresh Produce Association trade show co-located with the Food Marketing Institute, the International Floriculture Expo and, new this year, the Global Cold Chain expo. There were approximately 13,000 attendees across the four trade show events.

Rick Overholt and Jason Adlam of CHEP.

3N8A1666CHICAGO — The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago was the setting for an elegant opening reception that marked the official beginning of United Fresh 2016 here. Attendees mixed and mingled among modern paintings and sculptures that set the tone for the show's 2016 agenda.

Tim Debus of the Reusable Packaging Association with former Kroger produce chief Reggie Griffin, now of Reggie Griffin Strategies.

Grinstead-JulieCHICAGO — The 2016 Women in Produce honoree is Julie Krivanek, president of Krivanek Consulting Inc. Krivanek was honored by, and the featured speaker at, the June 21 United Fresh Produce Association reception honoring Women in Produce. The annual reception and award presentation was part of the United Fresh convention, held here June 20-22.

Julie Krivanek, president of Krivanek Consulting Inc. and the 2016 Women in Produce honoree.

Allegiance3597SECAUCUS, NJ — Allegiance Retail Services LLC held its annual Holiday Food Show Thursday, June 16, in a new venue: the Meadowlands Exposition Center, here. The event saw 270 booths and "close to 1,000 vendors," according to Vic Savanello, director of produce and floral at Allegiance, a retailer-owner cooperative headquartered in Iselin, NJ. About 500 people were expected to attend the show, where fresh produce and floral were extremely well represented, as always. The new venue was chosen "to be closer to our growing membership in New York and the five boroughs," Savanello told The Produce News on the show floor.

Tino Martinez (third from left), a former first baseman with the New York Yankees, appeared at the Allegiance Retail Services LLC's annual Holiday Food Show Thursday, June 16, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Martinez, a two-time All Star and four-time world champion, is shown with Garrett Sebor, Sam Bartley and Vic Savanello of Allegiance.