4. United Fresh, PMA merger falls through

12/28/2012 12:21:00 PM
Greg Johnson

By the time Fresh Summit 2012 arrived in Anaheim, Calif., PMA’s Bryan Silbermann could reflect on the industry that both associations empower.

Oct. 29, 2012
Silbermann envisions global future for PMA
By Tom Karst, National Editor

...Speaking about high-level negotiations between national trade associations that ultimately failed to find enough common ground, (Bryan) Silbermann said the failed merger between PMA and the United Fresh Produce Association this year won’t kill the working relationship between the groups.

... “We are certainly not an organization that believes in going it alone,” he said. “We feel a responsibility and obligation as the largest association in the industry to include whoever wants to work together with us on any subject matter.”


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