From the show floor: Fresh Summit 2012 booths F-O - The Packer

From the show floor: Fresh Summit 2012 booths F-O

11/06/2012 04:01:00 PM
The Packer staff

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Packer staffers Greg Johnson, Pamela Riemenschneider, Amelia Freidline, Vicky Boyd, Mike Hornick, Tom Burfield, Coral Beach and Tom Karst collected these news items Oct. 27-28 on the Fresh Summit exposition floor.

Farm Fresh ProduceTom KarstFarm Fresh ProduceFARM FRESH PRODUCE: Touting a new 40-pound high-graphic box for sweet potatoes are (from left), Diana Ramirez, Farm Fresh Produce, Faison, N.C., Steven Ceccarelli, Farm Fresh Produce, Faison, N.C., and Bethany Ceccarelli, Farm Fresh Produce, Faison, N.C. The box was expected to be in production by mid-November. The new box for domestic sweet potatoes follows a recent redesign of the 6-kilo export box, Steven Ceccarelli says.

FAMOUS SOFTWARE: Famous Software, Fresno, Calif. highlighted new Famous Business Intelligence software, says Heather Hammack, sales manager with the company. The product, currently in limited release, allows customers to extract data from Famous databases to gain business efficiencies. Hammack says the Famous Mobile case-tagging system for harvest crews is gaining business, with one of the firm’s customers, Salinas, Calif.-based Pacific International Marketing, expecting to use the system with 75 of its field crews by the end of the year.

FIRSTFRUITS MARKETING: FirstFruits Marketing, Yakima, Wash., taste-tested a new, unnamed apple variety, as well as club varieties at its booth, says Keith Mathews, chief executive officer for the company. “We are in the third year on Opal and second year on Sweeties and both are doing very well,” he says. FirstFruits Marketing is continuing a partnership with Katie’s Krops and Katie Stagliano, Mathews says. Mathews says FirstFruits Marketing promoted its involvement in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

FOX PACKAGING LLC: A new eight-sided carousel bagger, tagged Ochopush, is being marketed by Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, says Ed Savigny, general manger of Fox Solutions LLC, Lockport, N.Y. The variable speed bagger can pack between 1-pound and 25-pound bags, and features a slip clutch operation that  provides safety to operators, he says. Patents are pending on the $40,000 machine,  Savigny say.

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florida  |  November, 07, 2012 at 09:17 AM

Looks like someone needs to sit down and figure out how growers are going to be able to do their jobs with a lot less laborers. I am sure small and large growers will not be able to absorb Obama care. Prices are going up, and the number of fars and farmers will raidly decline starting January 1 unless something miraculously happens before then.

ga  |  January, 25, 2013 at 07:40 AM

The goverment will push all fruit and veg farming off shore with all there new requirments and by pushing the labor so short that we all will suffer.........then look out...then they will see how much money Ag brings to each comunity & goverment during its season across our country. NAfTA Hurt the growers first now we see its killing our country in all areas.... textile gone furniture gone a simple toaster, mixer gone!!!!! Parts being made off shore we bring in more to this country than we ship out....

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