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We live in a world of ever increasing haste. Deadlines approach faster and faster, and waiting for information is no longer an option. Yet everyday, hundreds of people fall victim to a borderline criminal assault on their productivity – data procrastination. This terrible crisis can be averted, how- ever, through the advantageous applica- tion of real-time technology. It's time to dismiss your data-logger. After all, it's an after-the-fact indicator of a problem. Instead, the perishable industry DATA PROCRASTINATION: ARE YOU A VICTIM? An interview with Alf Taylor, Co-founder and CEO, tna. PSD: Tell us about your company. AT: tna is a leading global supplier of integrated food packaging solutions with over 6,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries. We provide a compre- hensive range of products including spraying, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, metal detection An interview with Kelly Sasuga, R&D Chef, Marketing, Sales, Fresh Origins. PSD: Tell our readers about your compa- ny. What's your main line of business? KS: Fresh Origins Farm produces the very best microgreens, petite greens, edi- ble flowers, tiny veggies, Herb and Flower Crystals and crystallized flowers. The farm was founded by David Sasuga, after growing flowering plants for 20 years. David always wanted to grow An interview with Mark Hanks, V.P. of Sales and Marketing, DNE World Fruit LLC. PSD: Tell the readers about your company. MH: DNE is a year round citrus compa- ny growing, packing and marketing cit- rus from Florida as well as selling imported citrus from around the world. DNE World Fruit is the largest marketer of fresh Florida citrus and one of the largest fresh citrus marketers in the Blue Book Services is pleased to introduce Claims Activity Tables, offering members access to additional proprietary information and greater visibility into its database. This new fea- ture is available to all members at www.producebluebook.com. The Claims Activity Tables allow members to view information about pending and historical claims filed against a given industry firm within the last two years. "As long as I can remember, mem- bers have called us as part of their due Continued on Page 41 An interview with Chris Appelbaum, President, Lone Peak Labeling Systems. PSD: Tell our readers about Lone Peak. CA: Lone Peak has been in business 25 years. Throughout that time, our primary focus has been to provide labeling solu- tions for grocery stores, food producers and manufacturers. We have tried to always stay on the leading edge of tech- nology with our printing systems. We Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 41 TNA OFFERS FLEXIBILITY, PERFORMANCE, SPEED FRESH ORIGINS INTRODUCES HERB, FLOWER CRYSTALS BLUE BOOK SERVICES: GREATER VISIBILITY FOR BETTER BUSINESS DNE WORLD FRUIT SHOWCASING FRESH SUMMER CITRUS LONE PEAK'S 'LABELER' DEPENDABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 37 Continued on Page 29 O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p C h i c a g o W e d n e s d a y, J u n e 1 1 , 2 0 1 4 An interview with Michael W i l l i a m s o n , President of Sales, A&B Packing Equipment. PSD: How are sales handled at A&B? MW: The entire staff at A&B Packing Equipment Inc. is involved with every order, starting with the first phone call. The customer service follows the entire process from the initial concept and floor plan layout to final completion and ship- ping. The service department has trained Pure Flavor ® – Your Produce Innovation Destination™, has launched a new exclu- sive "all-in-one" oval clamshell that will be hitting your store shelves in 2014. This brand new packaging will be launched through The Snacking Series™ featuring Pure Flavor's popular snacking tomatoes, including Juno ® Bites, Sangria™ medley, Azuca™ cherry toma- toes and its brand new Bumbles ® yellow snacking tomatoes. These oval clamshells are exclusive- ly available from Pure Flavor and are designed for the convenience of retailers Continued on Page 37 A&B PACKING SAVES YOU TIME AND MONEY PURE FLAVOR LAUNCHES SNACKING SERIES IN NEW CLAMSHELL Continued on Page 37 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH UNITED FRESH

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