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Record crowd attends FPFC Expo

6-WonderfulThe Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual Southern California Fresh Produce and Floral Expo on Tuesday, July 15 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, where a record 1,500 attendees enjoyed the festivities.

There were approximately 200 booths and more than 200 companies exhibiting. Among the highlights during the day-long event was a keynote address by Captain Richard Phillips, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the popular “Captain Phillips” movie. Kent Kuwata of Smart & Final received the FPFC’s Norman H. (Buz) Bolstad Produce Award while Alice Grazziani of Gelson’s was honored with the FPFC Floral Achievement Award.

Seth Pemsler and Kent Beesley of the Idaho Potato Commission flank Captain Phillips, the featured speaker at the FPFC Expo, who signed autographs at the IPC booth.