Summer Fancy Food Show rocks NYC

DSC00320The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show was held June 28-30 at the Javits Center in New York City. The three-day trade show brought together approximately 22,000 attendees and 2,600 exhibiting companies from all over the world.


Natalie Sexton, director of marketing and namesake of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co., with a bottle of its 100 percent pure orange juice made from Florida oranges.

FPFC holds Southern California membership luncheon

7-Stater-WestPakCERRITOS, CA — More than 250 produce professionals packed the Sheraton Cerritos dining room June 24 for the FPFC Southern California membership luncheon. Master of Ceremonies for the event was Mark Carroll of Gelson's Markets, while Rob Fukuzaki, sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, was the featured guest speaker.

Garland Perkins of Oppy with featured speaker Rob Fukuzaki, sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles.

United Fresh 2015 kicks off

IMG 5446United Fresh 2015 has kicked off in Chicago, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 100 hours of education programming. Co-located with FMI Connect and the International Floriculture Expo, United Fresh is bringing together retail, fresh produce and floral leaders.

Karen Caplan, chief executive officer of Frieda's Inc., was the 2015 honoree at the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, held June 9 at the United Fresh Produce Show in Chicago. Presenting Caplan with the award was Teri Miller of Delhaize, a former honoree of the award.

IFE 2015 in Chicago

DECOWRAPSThe exhibition hall at the International Floriculture Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, June 8-10, was filled with hundreds of exhibitors offering buyers what seemed like endless choices of floral and floral-related products.

Shlomo Danieli, owner at Blooming of Beloit, displays his locally grown product along with some of his Isreali-imported flowers at the International Floriculture Expo in Chicago.

Titan Farms' ribbon-cutting ceremony

TITAN-SIGHTINGS6115-RIBBON-CUTTINGRIDGE SPRING, SC — More than 250 local dignitaries and VIPs as well as peach growers and suppliers attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $6.5 million renovation and new packingline for Titan Farms here on May 28. The state-of-the-art packingline, which its maker called “a model for the industry” takes 32 photos of each of the thousands of peaches that go through the line daily to sort for size, color and other characteristics.

Chalmers Carr III, president and chief executive officer for Titan, told The Produce News the facility will open new markets for Titan peaches, broccoli and green peppers while improving handling, traceability and food safety, and cutting electric bills by half. 

Chalmers Carr III, president of Titan Farms, shuttled VIP guests at the ribbon-cutting in his Clemsonmobile golf cart, bedecked with tiger paws, football helmets, and other signage in Clemson orange. Carr and his wife, Lori Anne Carr, are graduates of Clemson University.