CPMA 2015 convention and trade show kicks off with spectacular soiree


The Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s 90th annual convention and trade show kicked off April 15 with the Chair’s Welcoming Reception at the spectacular Montreal Science Centre. The Produce News caught up with key players in the Canadian industry at the soiree for a preview of the CPMA show in this video, the first of a series from the show.

View our other videos from CPMA 2015: CPMA expo floor: Day 1, CPMA expo floor: Day 2; Sarah Hoxie talks apples; Mary Blackmon gets cooking with Food Network chef, CPMA: more than business

FPFC holds Northern California Expo


PLEASANTON, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual Northern California Expo April 8 at the Alameda Fairgrounds, here. The event featured more than 150 booths with over 200 companies exhibiting. The crowd of retail and foodservice buyers, in-store produce personnel and industry members numbered more than 1,200.

Vidalia onion crop straight from the fields


VIDALIA, GA — Short supplies of sweet onions from elsewhere have the market primed for the annual Vidalia onion crop, which by all accounts is shaping up to be the best in four years.

The Produce News spent some time in early April visiting farms and facilities throughout the 20-county production area in southeast Georgia that's home to the world's most famous onion.

This video — the first in a series of three — focuses on the 2015 crop. Monday, we'll talk to consumers about the Vidalia mystique in a local Bi-Lo supermarket. Later in the week we'll take a look at the history and heritage behind the only onion on the planet with its own museum.

Consumers dish on Vidalia onions and upcoming season


VIDALIA, GA — Vidalia onion season officially starts two weeks from today. It's a rite of spring that consumers everywhere look forward to, and there is no better place to talk to shoppers about Vidalias, the sweet onion category and the upcoming season than sweet onion central: Vidalia, GA.

The Produce News recently spent some time at the Bi-Lo supermarket here to find out how they feel and just what makes this onion special.

Hoxie, Seald Sweet's Desana discuss Mexican grape deal


Most people know Seald Sweet International for citrus. But the company and its global partner Univeg have made major moves in grape and tree fruit markets. Seald Sweet's Chris DeSana recently talked with Sarah Hoxie about the upcoming Mexican grape deal.