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Oser Communications Group Orlando Saturday, October 20, 2018 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH PMA An interview with Scott McDulin, Vice President of Marketing/Retail Sales, H.C. Schmieding Produce, LLC. PSD: There are thousands of produce companies in the U.S. What differenti- ates Schmieding Produce from the oth- ers? SM: It starts with our people. We have a dedicated group of produce professionals who look for win-win opportunities for both our growers and our customers Schmieding Produce: Here We Grow, Again An interview with Ali Lotfi, President and co-Owner, Lacerta Group, Inc. PSD: Tell our readers about Lacerta. AL: We are a family-owned business, started over 25 years ago. We manufac- ture packaging for a variety of indus- tries, with a focus on food and custom packaging. We have two facilities: one in Massachusetts with design, mold-mak- ing and thermoforming capabilities, and one in Mexico with thermoforming and An interview with Gary Ward, Ph.D., Technical Development Manager for StePac L.A. Ltd. PSD: What is the key secret of your suc- cess? GW: One of our key attributes is stay- ing attentive to trends in the fresh pro- duce market to understand where we should invest our R&D efforts to devel- op new and exciting products that bring value to our customers. A great example is StePac's Xgo ® resealable lidding TropicalFruit Export S.A. products are mainly bananas and plantains in different varieties and pack- ages, like baby bananas, organic bananas, Fairtrade bananas and red bananas. Its clients require packages as cluster bags, banded or singles. Whatever the client needs, TropicalFruit can make it. The company customizes its products to its client´s needs. It can develop exclu- sive brands or work with theirs, it can pack product for their needs concerning Orora Packaging Solutions, the industry-leading North American branch of packaging giant Orora Limited announced that its Landsberg Orora group has entered into a strategic distri- bution agreement with Accu-Label. Orora Packaging Solutions President Bernie Salvatore said, "At Orora we are constantly looking for better and more efficient ways to grow our business into new markets, whether geographically or with new customer segments. Our goal is to provide customer value and Continued on Page 53 Port Everglades is moving forward with a public-pri- vate partnership to build a logistics center on port property that includes cold stor- age and is a Foreign-Trade Zone. The project is being called the Port Everglades International Logistics Center, and will include design, construc- tion, financing, operation and mainte- nance. Port Everglades International Logistics Center, LLC (PE-ILC), will construct an approximately 240,000 square-feet of warehouse facilities with Continued on Page 61 Continued on Page 57 Innovative Packaging from Lacerta StePac L.A. Ltd. Developing New Packaging Solutions Accu-Label and Landsberg Announce Distributorship Agreement Sustainable Products from TropicalFruit New International Logistics Center Coming to Port Everglades Continued on Page 61 Continued on Page 61 Continued on Page 57 El Sol Brands, Inc. is very proud of its 30 year history, with locations in Port Washington, New York and Miami, Florida. Its part- ners pack a premium product under very strict guidelines and best agricultural sus- tainable practices. El Sol Brands, Inc. specifications are the highest in the industry, safeguarding its quality to the highest standards, and PLU its products at the source to ensure traceability and provide a standardized format for your scanning accuracy. By Molly Tabron, Senior Commodity Analyst, Robinson Fresh ® There's no question that grapes are deli- cious, convenient and versatile. But we wanted to know what it is that impacts consumers' decisions to buy grapes. To learn more about this topic, Robinson Fresh conducted a survey with grape-pur- chasing U.S. consumers. How can retailers drive more grape sales? Continued on Page 57 Consistency the Cornerstone of El Sol Brands, Inc. Best of the Bunch: 4 Insights-Based Ideas to Drive Grape Sales Continued on Page 57 BOOTH #3758 BOOTH #728 BOOTH #1983 BOOTH #4054 BOOTH #2129 BOOTH #3428

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