IFPA DECLINES SHOW MERGER

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- After several months of discussions, the International Fresh-cut Produce Association has rejected an offer to combine with the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association in producing a single trade show. Both organizations, based here, hold their annual expositions at approximately the same time. However, an IFPA task force examining the merger possibility determined that a joint

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- After several months of discussions, the International Fresh-cut Produce Association has rejected an offer to combine with the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association in producing a single trade show. Both organizations, based here, hold their annual expositions at approximately the same time. However, an IFPA task force examining the merger possibility determined that a joint show would not promote the trade group's goals, according to association officials. They c

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