Keeping it Fresh: From the Show Floor

I was recently given the privilege of attending the 2015 United Fresh Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. This was my first time attending the Expo; I was excited to experience all that United Fresh had to offer. In the past, United Fresh has teamed up with the Food Marketing Institute, but this year for the first time the show also included the International Floriculture Expo. This show lived up to its name and delivered high profile speakers like Chicago Bears NFL hall of famer Mike Ditka to Bob Mariano CEO of Roundy’s Supermarkets. There were several general sessions that covered everything from new market trends to social responsibility and the hot button issues such as Organic and GMO’s. On top of the great insight and education, it also offers one on one networking opportunities on everything from flowers and fresh produce to beverages and manufacturing equipment. To continue reading click here.