United FreshTec Expo

Press Releases

Media partners, check here for United Fresh news releases, announcements from our exhibitors and all the information you need to enhance your coverage of the trade show, major speakers, events and more. 

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Innovation Award Winners Announced at United Fresh 2017

CHICAGO, IL (June 15, 2017) – Five Produce Innovation Award Winners were recognized today at United Fresh 2017 – the single destination event for the total fresh supply chain. This year’s honorees were selected by show attendees from a total of 46 contestants across five categories: Best New Food Safety Solution; Best New Fruit Product; Best New Packaging; Best New Packing/Processing Equipment; and Best New Vegetable Product.   READ MORE

New SmartFood Expo™ To Take Center Stage With Other Show Partners in 2018

CHICAGO, IL (June 14, 2017) – During today’s opening general session of the United FreshMKT, United FreshTEC, International Floriculture Expo and Global Cold Chain Expo, show organizers announced a fifth new expo will be co-located with the partners in June 2018. READ MORE 

Retiring Industry Veteran & Nutrition Champion Lorelei DiSogra to Be Honored at 2017 Reception Honoring Women in Produce

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2017) – Lorelei DiSogra, Ed.D., R.D., Vice President, Nutrition and Health at United Fresh Produce Association, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Wednesday, June 14, at United Fresh 2017 in Chicago. Prior to her decade of service to the industry at United Fresh, Lorelei was the Director of the National 5 A Day Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2001-2005, Vice President of Nutrition at Dole Food Company from 1991-2001, and the Director of Intervention for the California 5 A Day Campaign from 1985-1991. READ MORE

Forty-Six Finalists Demonstrate Innovation in Fresh Produce

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2017) – United Fresh this week announces 46 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2017, June 13-15 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those winners during the trade show. READ MORE

United Fresh To Recognize Industry Leaders With 2017 FreshTEC and FreshMKT Achievement Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2017) – The United Fresh Produce Association will present its 2017 FreshTEC and FreshMKT Achievement Awards to two leaders who have made their mark on the fresh produce industry. READ MORE

Doug Rauch to Headline United Fresh 2017 Joint General Session

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2017) – Doug Rauch, Co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism, will deliver the keynote at the 2017 United Fresh, International Floriculture Expo, and Global Cold Chain Expo Joint Opening General Session on Wednesday, June 14.   READ  MORE

United FreshTEC Introduces FutureTEC Zone

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2017) – The 2017 United FreshTEC Expo will boast more than 25 top ag tech start-up companies in the newest show floor destination area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 14-15 in Chicago. READ MORE

United Fresh Announces New FreshTEC Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 3, 2017) – United Fresh announced the nomination period is now open for two new personal achievement awards: the United FreshMKT Achievement Award and United FreshTEC Achievement Award. Each award will honor an individual who has made significant innovations in advancing the fresh produce industry through marketing and merchandising, and technology respectively. The awards will be presented during the new United FreshMKT and United FreshTEC Conferences in Chicago on Tuesday June 13, 2017.   READ MORE

Taylor Farms CEO Bruce Taylor to Keynote FreshTEC Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2017) – Taylor Farms CEO Bruce Taylor will put the spotlight on innovation as keynote speaker at this year’s United FreshTEC Conference, debuting Tuesday, June 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to Taylor’s keynote, conference attendees will participate in expert panel discussions on Pre- and Post-Harvest Automation, Food Safety in Packing and Processing Operations, and an intense look at Controlled Growing Environments. READ MORE

United Fresh 2017 Registration Is Now Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2017) – Registration for United Fresh 2017 is now open. The event will be held June 13-15, 2017 in the West Hall at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL. Attendees and exhibitors alike will have a more personalized experience this year with the new United FreshTEC Expo and United FreshMKT Expo, both co-located with the Global Cold Chain Expo, and the International Floriculture Expo. READ MORE

United Fresh 2017 Expanding to Meet Market Needs 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 21, 2016) – United Fresh will expand its innovation platform for the produce industry, moving its annual conference and expo into the larger West Hall at Chicago’s McCormick Place, June 13-15, 2017. The event will debut new expo features in convenience and fresh foods, robotics and supply chain technology, and conference sessions bringing attendees and exhibitors together with subject matter experts to help grow their businesses. READ MORE