An Organic Showcase Debuts at the 2017 United FreshMKT Expo

Photo credit: United Fresh

The 2017 United FreshMKT Expo says it will host more than 40 innovative organic products in a new show floor area, the Organic Showcase, June 14-15 in Chicago. Organics have seen continued strong growth over the years, accounting for 30% of all produce growth, according to United FreshFacts® on Retail. In 2016, organic produce had a total of $4.46 billion in sales (a 13.2% increase over 2015); organic sales are expected to continue to rise.

“The industry is seen a significant increase in organic produce sales,” said United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel. “With new organic products going to market on an ongoing basis, the Organic Showcase provides attendees a unique opportunity to find the latest organic offerings – all in one place.”

To date, Organic Showcase participants include:

AMCO Produce                                               Hollandia Produce

Braga Fresh Family Farms                             Mann Packing

brighthouse organics                                       Mastronardi Produce

California Giant Berry Farms                          Melissa’s

Cal-Organic Farms                                          Mucci Farms

Central West Produce                                     Nature Fresh Farms

CMI Orchards                                                  Naturipe Farms, LLC

Crunch Pak                                                     Peri & Sons Farms

D’Arrigo Bros                                                   Progressive Produce Corporation

Del Fresco Produce                                        Pure Flavor – Pure Hothouse Foods Inc.

Del Monte Fresh Produce                               Ready Pac Foods

Double Diamond Farms                                  Red Sun Farms

Earth Source Trading                                      Robinson Fresh

Enza Zaden                                                     Shenandoah Growers

Fit Organic                                                      Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Fresh Express                                                 Suntastic

Gourmet Mushrooms                                      Vincent B Zaninovich & Sons

Green Belle (Sun Belle)                                  Veggie Noodle Co.

Greenhouse Produce Company                     Wholly Guacamole

Handy Candy                                                  Wish Farms

Harvest Sensations
The Organic Showcase is located in the center of the United FreshMKT show floor. The space offers foodservice, wholesale, and retail industry executives an added value to the show floor by allowing them to specifically focus on organics and produce marketers gain extra visibility for their products while driving traffic to their booth as part of the new Organic Trail.

 

For more information about the United FreshMKT Expo and to participate in the Organic Showcase, contact Emily Woodard at 202-303-3415.

 

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