The Packer's National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider and copy editor Amelia Freidline gathered these news items on the expo floor at The Packer’s Midwest Produce Conference and Expo in Chicago on Aug. 12.

For related content, see From the show floor: Midwest Produce Expo 2014 booths 1, booths 2, booths 3 and booths 4.