The Problem: Two bad pallets, eighteen good pallets. The Key Point: Shippers do not promise each pallet will meet good arrival standards.
The International Fresh Produce Association’s priorities for 2023, according to the organization’s CEO Cathy Burns, include these.
As the dust fully settles from the merger, members of the fresh produce community are looking to International Fresh Produce Association to address a number of issues critical to the industry going forward.
When it comes to the mechanics of the PMA and United Fresh merger, there’s no disputing that it was a massive undertaking.
Many industry insiders applaud that having a single, united voice is one of the most positive results of the merger that became the International Fresh Produce Association.
Those who believe the merger that led to International Fresh Produce Association has been positive for the industry cite the streamlining of member services and the logistics of membership as a key advantage.
Cathy Burns, former CEO of PMA, and now CEO of International Fresh Produce Association says she’s proud of IFPA and its achievements so far.
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Industry observers and some of those involved in the previous merger discussions attributed the 2012 failure to a disagreement over who should lead the merged organization.
The move to finally merge PMA and United Fresh took place during a long period of consolidation in food and agriculture associations, both regional and national, over the past 15 years.