Statement from Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, Produce for Better Health Foundation President and CEO, on PBH’s merger with IFPA’s Foundation for Fresh Produce- Analysis
This merger will immediately deliver even greater impact and value to the collective fruit and vegetable industry by providing a research-based, consumer-focused platform that can ignite consumption behavior change as well as elevate fruit and vegetable consumption as a national and global health priority, improving public health and accelerating industry growth.
Academy Award winning actress and activist, Marlee Matlin is the new Women’s Leadership Breakfast speaker at the International Fresh Produce Association’s Global Produce & Floral Show Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, FL. Matlin, who will speak during the October 29 morning general session, will speak on “Nobody’s Perfect: Achieving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access.”
The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association.
International Fresh Produce Association continues to release details of The Washington Conference to take place in Washington D.C. from September 26-28 and have announced that in addition to speakers and meetings with congresspeople, IFPA will host a Joy of Fresh activation at the Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.
International Fresh Produce Association has announced that the pilot program project they submitted with a group of partners has been selected by the USDA to receive funding.
IFPA announced that Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member, John Boozman (R-AR) and FDA leaders Dr. Susan Mayne, Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, will participate in The Washington Conference event held in D.C. from September 26-28.
International Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2022 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships: • Mayra Vazquez, Partner/Director of Businesses Development & Sales, Latin Specialties LLC • Jesse Wiggins, COO & Sales, Wiggins Farms • Bianca Kaprielian, CEO & Co-founder, Fruit World
E-commerce in grocery got a massive boost during the pandemic, but many retailers realize technology can help them throughout their business, especially as labor gets tighter.
The council will focus on opportunities available within the growing market and will be led by volunteer leader, Abby Prior, Chief Commercial Officer at Bright Farms and IFPA staff liaison Vonnie Estes Vice President of Agfood Tech Innovation
The White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger and Health will be held on September 28, 2022 in Washington, DC, the Biden Administration has announced.