Fresh Summit 2019 Expo Day 2
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle ( The Packer )

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the second day of the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit, including some of the news and trends from the show floor.

Check out the following articles for more coverage of Fresh Summit.

Bob Whitaker challenges industry to heed research, improve food safety — Bob Whitaker, chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association, knew he would ruffle some feathers with his food safety address at the 2019 Fresh Summit.

From jackfruit to passion fruit, Melissa's talks specialties — Tree-ripened mangoes and fresh-cut jackfruit are a couple of the hot produce trends to watch for in the coming months.

Robinson Fresh debuts research focused on Hispanic shoppers — Robinson Fresh conducted research to better understand Hispanic consumers, and some of the insights included which produce items shoppers describe as hard to find and which items they classify as must-haves for holidays.

Freshcourt talks up new guacamole flavor, smoothie plans — Habanero guacamole is a new offering from Jalisco, Mexico-based Freshcourt, and the company is soon planning to introduce several flavors of an avocado smoothie product.

Bland Farms partners with The SpongeBob Movie for 2020 Vidalia season — Bland Farms announced at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit a partnership with The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge for the 2020 Vidalia season.

Avocado from Mexico stress education at Fresh Summit — Avocados from Mexico continues to educate consumers about the popular green fruit.

You can see more conversation about the expo in the Expo Day 1 video, and you can follow this link to a video on the Fresh Summit retail tour.