2020 United Fresh Innovation Awards Application Period Now Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Fresh has opened the application period for the 2020 United Fresh Innovation Awards. Companies are encouraged to nominate their products and solutions in seven categories for the winning title which will be announced at United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo, June 16-19 in San Diego.

“The pace of innovation in the fresh produce industry continues to excel at an unprecedented rate, and nowhere is that more evident than in the United Fresh Innovation Awards,” said Tom Stenzel, President & CEO, United Fresh Produce Association. “Each year, we’re honored to recognize new and improved products and technologies that stimulate the growth and profitability of our industry.”

This year’s Innovation Award categories include:

  • Best New Field Technology 
  • Best New Food Safety Solution 
  • Best New Fruit Product 
  • Best New Indoor Growing Technology 
  • Best New Packaging 
  • Best New Packing/Processing Equipment 
  • Best New Vegetable Product 

To submit your product or service for consideration in the 2020 United Fresh Innovation Awards competition, visit www.unitedfreshshow.org. The deadline to submit is April 15, 2020.

The United Fresh Expo will be open June 17-18. Expo attendees will be able to vote for their favorite United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists in each category during the trade show. Winners will be announced from the Main Stage on the trade show floor on Thursday, June 18. Companies applying for the awards in any category must be a United Fresh exhibitor to be eligible to participate.

For maximum value, the All Access Package provides attendees and exhibitors with the ultimate show experience. The All Access Package includes all education programs, general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, Tuesday night’s Opening Party, and Wednesday’s United Fresh Late Night at the House of Blues, as well as trade show access on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Early bird rates are available through May 15, 2020. Register for the event and learn more by visiting www.unitedfreshshow.org.

For questions about the United Fresh Innovations Awards or to participate, contact Tressie Tillar, United Fresh’s Director of Convention Services, at ttillar@unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3414.


About United Fresh Produce Association

Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. We empower industry leaders to shape sound government policy. We deliver the resources and expertise companies need to succeed in managing complex business and technical issues. We provide the training and development individuals need to advance their careers in produce. Through these endeavors, we unite our industry with a common purpose – to build long-term value for our members and grow produce consumption.