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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
Sep 23, 2009

Stealth Health at the Baking Seminar

Katie Martin, editorial director of Modern Baking and Baking Management, reports from today's Healthy Baking Seminar, held during education day at....More
Sep 22, 2009

Expo East in Boston - Take 2

Welcome to Boston and Natural Products Expo East! It’s the 24th year that the folks at New Hope Natural Media have put on the East Coast’s premiere....More
Sep 16, 2009

Show Me the Money!

This is the last day of the FMI Energy Conference. I am closing out the show by presenting SN's Sustainability Excellence Awards to representatives....More
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