News Stories 2015

Gala European Premiere Of Frieda Caplan Documentary, Fear No Fruit, Hosted By The London Produce Show And Conference

The American premiere of Fear No Fruit, the documentary focused on the life and times of Frieda Caplan, received significant press in America. Now, The London Produce Show and Conference is proud to host the European Premiere of this documentary, with an exclusive post-film discussion moderated by yours truly with Frieda’s eldest daughter, Karen Caplan, President and CEO at Frieda’s. Click here to read the full story.

Are Leaders Born Or Made?

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Leader? 
Find out at the London Produce Show And Conference
 as Rutgers University expert on Leadership, Management And Organizational Development, Mary Nikola, leads an interactive workshop Click here to read the full story.

Minions tie-up set to rocket awareness of Chiquita bananas

More than 600 million stickers on Chiquita bananas worldwide will herald an enterprising link-up with the prequel to smash-hit movie Despicable Me and offer customers great merchandising potential this summer and beyond. The UK will be going bananas – Chiquita bananas, that is – about the Minions when the computer animated prequel to the blockbuster ‘Despicable Me’ movies is launched around the country at the end of June. If anyone out there [...]

On The Cutting Edge: FreshDirect’s Tenley Allen To Showcase How Social Media, Partnerships And Social Programming Can Win Over The Millennials And More At The London Produce Show And Conference

We have followed FreshDirect, the New York-based online grocery delivery service for a long time. This is partly because it is a cutting-edge firm that may have already revolutionized the future of food retailing and partly because FreshDirect CEO Jason Ackerman’s parents live a few houses down from the Pundit. We have had produce executives from FreshDirect on the Perishable Pundit’s “Thought Leader” panel at The New York Produce Show and Conference, [...]

Peru to host special seminar at London Produce Show and Conference 2015

With Peru’s fresh fruit and vegetable industry planning to triple its production to 3 million tonnes during the course of the next five years, and as interest rises rapidly in Peruvian cuisine, the Peru Trade and Investment Office in the UK will host an exclusive seminar at next month's London Produce Show and Conference about the benefits of sourcing from the South American nation, as well as the exciting new products and [...]

Chef Gareth Bowen on a mission to unite the food supply network

The Marriott County Hall Hotel’s executive chef Gareth Bowen is keen to both improve connections across the fresh food supply chain and mentor the next big chefs. Produce Business UK caught up with the 3 AA Rosette-winning chef ahead of his cookery demonstration at the London Produce Show and Conference 2015 (LPS15) to find out how he plans to achieve his feat. Click here to read the full story

Bruce Peterson and the importance of being mentored

Our piece, Bruce Peterson, Founder Of Wal-Mart Produce Program, Will Urge Industry To Rage Against Mediocrity, Value Experience Over Education, And Merchandise To Wow The Consumer At The London Produce Show And Conference, which we also published here on Produce Business UK, continues to bring in letters. Click here to read the full story.