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Oser Communications Group Chicago Wednesday, June 12, 2019 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH UNITED FRESH By Sharon McGukin, Smithers- Oasis North America Design Director, AIFD, AAF, PFCI What simple addition costs little, but adds big value to your design containers? Pretty accents! How can you routinely deliver high-end looks with- out upper-end costs? Adding floral accents like wraps, ribbons and wires to basic in-stock containers. Upscaling average containers with artsy accessories showcases a fresh look that's simple and low cost, but delivers big visual impact for your floral business. Connect with the Customer Today's customers want an emotional connection to the How to Upscale Basic Design Containers Mucci Farms is a verti- cally integrated green- house grower, packer, shipper and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables. Located in Kingsville, Ontario, the company owns and operates more than 250 acres of tomato, pepper, cucumber, lettuce and strawber- ry greenhouses, with a global network of over 1,500 acres. In addition to a warehouse and distribution facili- ty in San Antonio, Texas, its U.S. headquarters are in Huron, Ohio, which currently has a 24 acre greenhouse with 50 additional acres to be built in two remaining phases. Committed to automation and technology, Mucci Farms has a significant amount of acreage under grow lights with an aggressive expansion plan. "The standard Food Defend, the makers of FruitGard ® , recently announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved FruitGard dry fumigant for use in tomato, cantaloupe and potato storage and transportation. According to Thomas Young, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Market Development for Food Defend, "FruitGard is the only product of this kind registered by both the EPA and the FDA. Having both makes FruitGard an easy choice for grower/shippers and processors looking for an simple, additional layer to their food protection strategy." USDA trials demonstrated FruitGard's good con- trol of decay organisms such as erwinia, phytophthora, alternaria and geotrichum. What's more, decay prob- lems associated with stem scars and wounds are well Everyone has a favorite sum- mer event/fresh produce pair- ing, like corn on the cob for a cookout or berries for a picnic. That's for good reason: from Memorial Day through Labor Day, many fruits and vegetables in the U.S. enter peak season, meaning increased consumer demand and stressed fresh supply chains. While summer can be a season of fresh produce logistics hurdles – like timing deliveries to match sum- mer holiday promotions – there are a few steps you can take to help ensure you don't miss out on sales. Here's a closer look at planning a summer surge fresh supply chain program, using watermelon as an example: For produce packagers and others look- ing for an automated filling and sealing solution for pre-made pouches, Triangle Package Machinery Company, together with JDD Packaging Ltd., is introducing the Triangle/JDD Rotary Pouch Machine. Designed to fill 3-sided seal, flat pouches and stand-up pouches (SUP) at speeds up to 50 pouches per minute (ppm), the Rotary Pouch Machine is avail- able in two models: Model JRPM-8812 and JRPM- 81215. Depending on the type of product being filled, the Triangle/JDD Rotary Pouch Machine is paired with a Triangle InLine Combination Weigher or other scale or auger to fill product into pouches. The system includes a series of stations to pick, open, fill and seal the pre-made Continued on Page 13 With digital dining predicted to be a $300 billion opportunity by 2025, foodservice operators are scrambling to meet the demand and make the experience fast, fun and efficient for their operations. So far, results have been mixed. While digital ordering is usually fast and simple, all bets are off when the customer comes in to pick up that order. Often, it's an awk- ward dance in the entrance as they make their way past dine-in customers, bump into employees rushing to take to-go orders to a pick-up shelf or counter, and maneuver past customer lines at the registers. Meanwhile, restaurant staff are juggling orders for eat-in customers while keeping an eye on all those take- out orders, making sure the right order goes to the right Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 9 Mucci Farms Highlights Simple Snack Series at Show ClO2 Fumigant Receives EPA & FDA Registrations Triangle & JDD Introduce Rotary Pouch Machine Four Steps to Prepare for Summer Produce Surges Take Order Pick-Up from Awkward to Awesome Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 9 BOOTH #16015 BOOTH #9024 BOOTH #12010

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