Organics and optimism on display in Chicago - The Packer

Organics and optimism on display in Chicago

06/26/2009 09:10:24 AM
Dan Galbraith

CHICAGO — Fresh produce-related companies provided more than their share of news at a historic All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show June 16-18 at McCormick Place.

Dan Galbraith
Sections Editor

At the event highlighted by the monumental agreement between the U.S. and Canada to continue the free flow of organic trade in North America, plenty of companies with fresh produce tie-ins unveiled their own new products and plans to not only maintain the success of organics, but continue its growth despite tough times.

The event also proved historic for The Packer, marking the first time using Twitter to help us disseminate headlines, blurbs and links to full stories to our rapidly increasing online audience.

Citing the poor U.S. economy and a different show set-up, the All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show didn’t get the foot traffic it had

In case you missed Dan Galbraith’s Twitter coverage of All Things Organic, here are some highlights from his personal Twitter account and The Packer’s:

6_packer  looking forward 2 talking about mushrooms &retail& media &PR w/ @lexiedanae in Chicago soon, but I’m shooting craps on Cubs/WS tickets ARGH! 5:34 p.m. June 16.

thepacker  Kathy Means stresses PTI’s elements: GS1 standards, data synch, reading/storing case info, farm2store. 11:26 a.m. June 17.

thepacker  A.P.E.A. hopes to expand asparagus imports to U.S. through Albert’s Organics, Bridges Produce and others. 1:23 p.m. June 17.

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