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Big crowds flock to FPFC Northern California Expo

5PLEASANTON, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its eight annual Northern California Expo April 9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, here, drawing more than 600 people from the produce and floral trade.

EPC holds 46th annual dinner dance

DSC 9663The Eastern Produce Council held its 46th annual dinner dance Saturday, April 5, at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ.

Paul Kneeland, EPC president, reviewed highlights from the past year before the council presented charitable contributions to three organizations — Lead New York Program, Tomorrows Children's Fund and New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger — after which Gordon Hochberg, vice president of The Produce News, was presented with the EPC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Supply chain gathers at the 2014 World Floral Expo

LUISIANA-FARMSThe 2014 World Floral Expo, held in Chicago March 26-28, was an international gathering of farms, growers and suppliers from more than 10 countries around the world. During the three-day event, buyers from the United States and Canada toured the booths of the 87 exhibitors, seeing new farms, new flowers and new trends.

CPMA Convention & Trade Show

Nova-Agri-PEI-PotatoThe Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s annual Convention & Trade Show is off to a great start in beautiful Vancouver. The buzz from the busy trade show floor is evident, as CPMA’s expected 3,700 guests hold business meetings, catch up with old friends and look for new products — all good things for this year’s exhibitors.

PMA's Fresh Connections: China

9JuanGuzmanThe Produce Marketing Association held its Fresh Connections: China event in Shanghai on March 20 to bring supply chain members in China and across the globe to network and learn about emerging trends and topics. More than 130 people — from various countries, including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States — were in attendance.

The event focused on retail, foodservice and e-commerce trends. There was also a session on the overview of China’s fresh produce industry.