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United Fresh launches produce industry resources, share group to help manage coronavirus challenges

- General News
The United Fresh Produce Association has several new resources for businesses to manage unprecedented demand and supply chain challenges during the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

United Fresh Releases Q4 2019 FreshFacts on Retail Report

- Retail
Among the findings, this issue reports that fresh perimeter categories have emerged as the growth engines of the store, with the produce department continuing to grow.

BrandStorm key takeaways, part 1: patience and persistence

- Produce with Pamela

AUSTIN, TX–Pamela talks with Mary Coppola, vice president of marketing and communications for the United Fresh …

United Fresh schedules webinars to discuss retail, foodservice trends

- General News
United Fresh offers free, live webinars to discuss its latest FreshFacts on Retail and Fresh Insights on Foodservice reports.

What does it take to Be Revolutionary?

- Produce with Pamela
On a recent trip to Leamington, ON, I caught up with Chris Veillon, chief marketing officer for Pure Hothouse Foods about his upcoming presentation at United Fresh's BrandStorm in Austin. 

BrandStorm, Austin, TX: where to eat, what to see, and—of course—stores to check

- Produce with Pamela
Most people know I live in Austin, TX, the host city for United Fresh’s BrandStorm conference this year and I’ve gotten quite a few requests for must-see or must-eat recommendations, so here you go.

United Fresh Seeks Public Comments for Revisions to the Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard

- General News
United Fresh has opened the public comment period to the just-posted redline version of the Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard, detailing the proposed revisions that were reviewed by the Technical Working Group at their September meeting.

United Fresh opens nominations for Retail Produce Manager Awards

- Retail
United Fresh is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. This program recognizes 25 outstanding retail produce managers for their innovative merchandising, produce-related community outreach, increased store sales and recognition among company peers.

Webinar to Review Fruit and Vegetable Requirements for K-12 School Foodservice, USDA DoD Fresh Program

- General News
United Fresh Produce Association worked to ensure passage of legislation, which updated school nutrition standards for the more than 30 million children who participate in school meal programs each day. The updated standards require schools to significantly increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables that are available to students at breakfast and lunch.

PMA, United Fresh release joint Romaine Task Force report

- Analysis
With this week’s release of the Task Force Report, we share with the industry and all concerned powerful recommendations that we believe can help protect public health and reduce the impact of outbreaks on our industry if and when they do occur.