Important Coronavirus Resources for Floral from PMA

Participating U.S. retailers say conditions at stores and distribution centers continue to stabilize, enabling them to begin growing floral presence. Participating supermarket chains were optimistic to begin planning for Mother’s Day.

PMA Statement from CEO Cathy Burns on the Passing of Frieda’s, Inc. CEO and Chairman of the Board Frieda Rapoport Caplan

The Produce Marketing Association global community and its staff are deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Frieda Rapoport Caplan.

CPMA and PMA Announce Plan to End Issuing of Generic UPCs

As of December 31st, 2019, Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will no longer issue new generic UPCs.

SVG Ventures and PMA Announce the Finalists for the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take place at the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future session taking place on Thursday, October 17 at 1:45pm at the Anaheim Convention Center on Level 3 in Ballrooms A-E.

Rich Dachman, Vic Smith to Receive Leadership, Collaboration Awards at Fresh Summit

Rich Dachman, CEO at Brighter Bites and former longtime Vice President of Produce at Sysco, will receive the 2019 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award. Vic Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies, will receive the 2019 Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award.