Taste made these five stand out at PMA expo

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Fresh Summit showed which trends have been adopted and accepted, and which ones are on the horizon.

Investing in the future

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All who have been a part of this great industry have a responsibility to give back. One of the best ways is to invest in future generations of young men and women by teaching and showing them what we do.

Do you need help? And what kind?

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There are times when you really do need help of the counseling variety. Or someone close to you does—including employees. But when? And what kind of help?

PMA: Seats at bigger tables

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While the produce industry looks to connect with consumers as their lives change via technology and sustainable efforts, PMA CEO Cathy Burns stressed appealing to their emotions.

The unique in PMA Fresh Summit

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We have no shortage of meetings and conferences in the fresh produce industry, but we all know PMA Fresh Summit as the big one.

Discussing undiscuss-ables in business

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Every company of any appreciable size has two organizational structures. The first is known to everyone. The second one is never written down, and perhaps cannot be.

Showing the weight of lobbying

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While it’s important that Senators and U.S. representatives hear from their constituents in the produce industry, Congress usually reverts to its paralyzed, partisan ways, with little legislation to show for the industry’s efforts. But this year, that may change.

Wabi-Sabi can save aging produce

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If you say the words wabi-sabi to anyone above the age of three, they’re apt to burst out laughing, but researchers claim it could help retailers sell older and imperfect produce.

Produce will always be about relationships

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Produce is hard work, frustrating at times, but no other industry offers such wonderful opportunities to bring nature to the consumer.

Don’t wait too long to fix trucking problems

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The industry needs a collaborative effort to solve the systemic issues of produce transportation.