United Fresh, FMI to again co-locate shows

October 25, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and United Fresh Produce Association will co-locate their 2014 conventions, June 10-13 in Chicago.

The reunion of FMI and United Fresh follows the 2012 co-location in Dallas, which attracted more than 14,000 attendees and featured 2,800 exhibits covering one million square feet.

This premier tradeshow and education event will bring together the retail and fresh produce industries and highlight the shared interest in providing high quality, fresh selections to consumers.

“Consumers consistently point to the importance of the produce section as a compelling reason in selecting their primary store, so FMI members – in recognition of the eminence of the fresh category – are delighted we are again partnering with United Fresh as we bring FMI2014 back to Chicago.” Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI, said. “The focus on fresh is a return to our food retail roots that is especially appropriate in the year our show stages a return to one of the most renowned food towns.”

“We’re excited to once again co-locate with FMI for United Fresh 2014 in Chicago,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh president and CEO. “The co-location of the United and FMI shows is a perfect setting for produce and retail executives to explore the flavors, variety, innovation and sales growth opportunities available in fresh produce.”