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Oct 12, 2009

Customer Frugality May Ease: FMI’s Sarasin

Despite widespread predictions that the consumer frugality spawned by the current recession may be here to stay, “there may be hope,” Leslie G....More
Oct 12, 2009

Speakers Focus on Responsibility, Humility

Opening-day speakers at the Food Marketing Institute Future Connect leadership conference here today focused on the importance of integrity,....More
Oct 12, 2009

Trash and Inspiration

No one needed the coffee service. That's because conference attendees received a bolt of energy at this morning's opening with the music of the....More
Oct 12, 2009

Arrival Day

After arriving at the hotel from the Dallas airport, I walked around the conference area that will be dedicated to Future Connect over the next few....More
Oct 09, 2009

Back to the Future Connect

As we have all heard, the H1N1 virus can be a killer… or it can just lay you low for a while. Thanks to some quick action on the part of Food....More
Oct 08, 2009

Preparing to Meet the Future

If someone offered to reveal the future of food and the fine-points about how to become a leader, you’d probably be all ears. Well, that will all....More
Oct 05, 2009

Positive Impact

During the past several years, packaging has played a growing role in produce category innovation. Packaging manufacturers are working to help with a....More
Oct 04, 2009

Packed House

It's the second full day of the Fresh Summit's expo, and the show floor--which takes up most of the Anaheim convention center--has been absolutely....More
Oct 04, 2009

High Tech, High Touch

In addition to talking trends and giving a thorough overview of business conditions affecting his audience, PMA President Bryan Silbermann always....More
Oct 04, 2009

Salad Aficionado

Dole debuted a reinvention of its packaged salad lineup yesterday, and the concept behind this launch is really kind of cool. The line of 32 blends....More
Oct 03, 2009

Traceability Still a Hot Topic

I just arrived in Anaheim yesterday for the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit convention. My flight from the East Coast arrived in....More
Sep 25, 2009

What recession?

Has the economy impacted Expo East? It depends what standard you're using. If you're looking at the footprint, then yes, square footage is down....More
Sep 25, 2009

Day Two Keynote: Mark Bittman

Author and foodie Mark Bittman makes a great living embracing his Inner Vegetarian. About 10 years ago, Bittman was more than 30 pounds overweight,....More
Sep 24, 2009

Show Floor: Trend Watch

OK, so we just finished two hours on the exhibition floor, walking the food aisles (sorry supplement/pet food/home cleaners/HBC readers. You're next....More
Sep 24, 2009

Day One Keynote: A Rap Against Beef

Bryant Terry, an Oakland, Calif.-based vegan chef and author, has a rap against beef. In fact, he recited lyrics to the song, "Beef," written and....More
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