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.

Ocean Mist Farms Introduces New Merchandise-Ready, Recycleable Organic Artichoke Packaging

October 8, 2019 Ocean Mist® Farms

Ocean Mist’s organic artichokes will now be offered in a two-count handle bag, three-count clamshell and two-count ReadyCycle® packaging. The organic artichoke packs will include a size 24 or 30 artichoke, depending on pack style. These mid-sized artichokes are ideal to prepare as a side dish at home during the holidays.

PBH Connects Produce Industry With Retail Dietitians at PMA’s Fresh Summit

As part of PBH’s commitment to bridging the gap among food retail, the produce industry, and most importantly the consumer, this event provides retail dietitians with access to the latest produce innovations, new research and insights as well as tools to inspire increased fruit and vegetable consumption in-store and online.

Early Projection For Increased 2020 California Avocado Volume Central to Commission Discussions at PMA Fresh Summit

September 19, 2019 California Avocado Commission

“We’re wrapping up our season and the celebration of the Commission’s strong heritage of groundbreaking avocado marketing, supporting California avocado growers and helping to grow avocado consumption,” said Jan DeLyser, CAC vice president marketing.