ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Convention and Expo featured over 1,000 produce industry companies and their products here Oct. 29-30. Exhibitors vied for the attention of the 21,000 show attendees with innovative samples and big, bright displays.
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For the first time, PMA had a "Just 4 Kids" showcase with products geared towards children.
This pineapple product was designed to work like a push-up candy bar.
Some chefs went all out with fine-dining quality samples on the expo floor.
The Avocados From Mexico booth prepared tacos with an avocado topping.
The California Avocado Commission teamed up with a gourmet taco truck.
One exhibitor attracted show goers with a game of chance.
This booth dipped maple leaf-shaped pineapple chunks into a chocolate fountain for show-goers.
Exhibitors proudly displayed their products en masse.
An herb company pointed out an easy recipe: popcorn with shredded herbs.
One exhibitor within the Mexico portion of the show floor handed out mugs of a celebratory warm drink that incorporated cinnamon and sugar cane.
Produce was truly ubiquitous at the show. Here, chopped fruits and vegetables are displayed in martini glasses.
Melissa's Produce showed off a pile of Chayote squash.
PMA President and CEO Bryan Silbermann and a panel of industry experts predicted what the produce industry will look like in ten years.