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Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — A lush, tropical garden-like atmosphere was created at the Broward County Convention Center, here, for the 2015 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition, Jan. 20-23. Exhibitors and attendees... Read more
FPFC kicks off 50th year with dinner-dance
Close to 500 people helped the Fresh Produce & Floral Council begin the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, Saturday night, Jan. 24, at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA. The... Read more
S.C. Watermelon Association's annual meeting
COLUMBIA, SC — About 150 watermelon growers and suppliers attended the Jan. 16-18 South Carolina Watermelon Association annual meeting here. The association set a marketing plan for 2015 and crowned a... Read more
Cavallero honored by United Fresh
Mike Cavallero, who spent his entire 40-year career at Dole Food Co., was honored Jan. 13 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Fresh Produce Association's Midwinter Leadership Forum in La Quinta,... Read more
Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference
More than 3,200 attendees — a record-breaking number — braved atypical freezing temperatures in usually sunny Savannah, GA, Jan. 8-11 for the grower-focused Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference,... Read more
FPFC's record charity luncheon
At the annual December Holiday Charity luncheon, Fresh Produce & Floral Council members and guests raised $130,545, a new record, for Caterina’s Club, an Orange County, CA, charity that focuses on... Read more
QPMA's Oyster Party
A record crowd of over 550 participants attended the 29th Quebec Produce Marketing Association Oyster Party at the Le Rizz Receptions in St‐Léonard, QC. Guests were treated to an all-you-can-eat oyster... Read more
New York Produce Show & Conference holds trade show
NEW YORK — The New York Produce Show & Conference held its annual trade Wednesday, Dec. 3, at a new venue this year: the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, on the West Side of Manhattan. One of the... Read more
New York Produce Show & Conference holds opening reception
NEW YORK — The New York Produce Show & Conference held its opening reception Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, at the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The keynote breakfast, panel and trade show... Read more
Date Night sponsored by Yuma Visitors Bureau
The Yuma Visitors Bureau sponsored Date Night Nov. 14 in a Yuma Medjool date grove owned by Jon and Liney Jessen. The Medjool date gourmet dinner was served to 40 guests, including date industry leaders,... Read more