May 13, 2015

45 finalists demonstrate innovation in fresh produce

United Fresh announced a record 45 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2015 New Product Awards.

This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Products at United Fresh 2015, June 8-10 in Chicago.

“We’re excited to have a record of 45 finalists for our New Product Awards, which is a clear indicator of the ever increasing ingenuity in fresh produce,” said John Toner, United’s vice president of convention & industry collaboration. “We’re proud to showcase these innovative products at the United Fresh 2015 show in Chicago, which continues to be the home for innovation and creativity in the produce business.”

“New products like these are an essential element of the success of the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, said Tom Stenzel, United’s president and CEO. “Our member companies bring foresight about market trends and emerging technologies, and then apply creative ideas to capitalize on those trends, which contributes to the growth and profitability of our entire industry.”

A complete list of finalists is available on United’s website.

New Product Award finalists will be displayed at the United Fresh Membership Booth, at United Fresh 2015 in Chicago. The winner in each category will be determined by total votes received as of 2:00 p.m. on June 10. United Fresh will announce winners at the Membership Booth on Wednesday, June 10. United Fresh 2015 attendees are encouraged to stop by the United Fresh Membership Booth and vote for their favorite new products on display.