CPMA's more than business — the social side of Montreal

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The 90th annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention in Montreal was 72 hours of non-stop business April 15-17. But there was time for a little fun. In the last installment of our CPMA video series, we take a look at the social side of CPMA and soak up just a little of the savoir faire of Old Montreal.

Vidalia celebrates history and heritage as 2015 season begins

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The 2015 Vidalia onion season officially got under way April 27. Earlier in the month we spent some time in the field with the people who've been growing Vidalias for decades, discovering the history and heritage behind the world's most famous onion.

Mary Blackmon gets cooking with Food Network Chef Roger Mooking

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Star chefs were abundant at the 90th annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention in Montreal April 15-17, from new CPMA Half Your Plate Campaign ambassador Michael Smith to Food Network Canada’s Roger Mooking, who hosts three shows of his own. Our Mary Blackmon caught up with the latter to learn how to concoct a tasty tomato trio sandwich at the Sunset Mastronardi booth.

PMA Fresh Connections: Retail

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More than 150 members of the fresh produce and floral supply chain gathered in Philadelphia in April for Produce Marketing Association Fresh Connections: Retail. The event gave industry members a platform to network and discuss industry trends and opportunities.

Led by speakers with experience in retail merchandising and fulfillment, the attendees heard from a consumer panel that provided insight and feedback on fresh produce shopping behaviors and the challenges they present in the supply chain.

Sarah Hoxie compares apples to apples at CPMA

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An apple a day is always good policy. But as Sarah Hoxie found out at the 90th annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention April 15-17 in Montreal, you could go a couple of weeks without ever eating the same variety twice. Here she gets the scoop from Chris Pollock of BC Tree Fruits.