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NGA Show more than a Mirage in Las Vegas

IMG 8346The NGA Show, Feb. 11 -14 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, featured a wide array of first-time and veteran exhibitors within the PMA Pavillion. Prior to the expo floor opening on Monday, Feb. 12, a breakout session called Freshen Up Produce Promotions & Events to Grow Your Business was held. The Idaho Potato Commission, the Watermelon Promotion Board, Lowe’s Market and Avocados from Mexico emphasized the value displays and promotions provide for increasing produce sales.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the National Grocers Association and Clarion Events announced a joint venture as Clarion Events plans to take an equity stake in the NGA Show. The partnership will add significant resources that will enable new growth within the NGA Show, said Peter Larkin, president and chief operating officer of NGA.

Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect produce box advances
Tanimura & Antle announced the addition of fruit and root vegetables to its evolving Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect program in order to remain fully compliant with the new USDA Food to Families program standards.  The USDA announced the Food Box Distribution Program under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act earlier in the Read More ...
Salmonella outbreak linked to onions has national reach
CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. Red onions have been identified as the likely source. The traceback information collected identified Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, CA, as a likely source of red onions in this outbreak. Additional Read More ...
The Nunes Co., Peri & Sons complete expansion
The Nunes Co. Inc., along with Peri & Sons, announced the completion of their 2020 expansion to the Walker River Cooling Facility in Yerington, NV. The joint venture partners are Nevada–based Peri & Sons, one of the country’s largest onion growing operations, and Salinas, CA-headquartered The Nunes Co., one of the Read More ...
Industry Viewpoint: Virtual advocacy
To say there is a lot at stake for the produce industry during an election year in the midst of a global pandemic is not an exaggeration. United Fresh Produce Association has been guiding the industry through this year’s unpredictable and uncharted territory since March and will continue to do so as we head to the polls Read More ...
John J. Jerue, founder of logistics company, dies at age 94
John J. Jerue, founder of the leading logistics company bearing his name, died at home last week just shy of his 95th birthday. Mr. Jerue built a network of sales offices throughout the United States and Canada generating over $350 million in annual revenues withsubsidiaries and affiliate companies, including John J. Jerue Read More ...

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