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FPFC holds membership luncheon

12-CONNIE---1CERRITOS, CA -- More than 200 produce professionals gathered for the Fresh Produce & Floral Council's membership luncheon June 19, here, at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel.

Caitlin Tierney, director of produce and floral at 99 Cents Only Stores, served as the emcee, while Michael Perlish, vice president of the Gap Partnership, led the audience in learning about "The Art & Science of Negotiation."

The next big event on the horizon for the FPFC is the annual FPFC Expo, which will be held July 16 at the Disneyland Hotel. Hundreds of exhibitors and attendees from the entire western U.S. will come together to showcase the latest product innovations and preview the most dynamic consumer trends.

The keynote speaker for this year's Expo is former NFL wide receiver Hines Ward, MVP of Super Bowl XL.

Michigan apple growers ready for harvest
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Tops pilots produce-saving Flashfood program
Beginning this month, Tops Friendly Markets will begin piloting an innovative and interactive in-store food waste program at six of its locations allowing customers to purchase food nearing its sell-by date. Items like produce, meat, deli, bakery, and dairy, may be listed at up to 50 percent off on the Flashfood app and Read More ...
Smith’s Farm places emphasis on worker safety, meeting retail commitments
As a multigenerational grower, Smith’s Farm is accustomed to facing challenges that crop up during the year, from weather to labor to water. But this year’s coronavirus outbreak presented a new wrinkle to the already challenging business of farming. “We typically make final decisions on our summer Maine broccoli plantings in Read More ...
Envy ranks No. 1 for nationwide branded apple sales
Envy apples further secured their position as the leading sweet, premium apple, during the 2019-20 Washington season — evident by double-digit growth in sales, volume and velocity and strengthened retail partnerships — creating momentum for the New Zealand Envy crop available now. “The phenomenal growth Envy achieved this Read More ...
SEPC postpones Southern Innovations 2020 until next year
The Southeast Produce Council's Executive Committee announced Aug. 9 that Southern Innovations 2020, which was to be held Sept. 16-19 in Savannah, GA, has been postponed until next year due to growing concerns and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Southern Innovations 2021 is already set to be held at the same venue in Read More ...

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