The Produce News Interviews Produce Alliance at the PMA Foodservice Trade Show

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MONTEREY, CA – Attendees and exhibitors got the opportunity to “innovate the plate” during the PMA Foodservice trade show on Sunday, July 31 at the Portola Hotel & Spa, here. With 176 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and solutions in foodservice, this year’s show was serving up some seriously sweet treats perfect for summertime feasting!

The Produce News caught up with a few major fresh produce buyers from Produce Alliance, HelloFresh and Gate Gourmet to find out what catches their eye on the trade show floor. Check out their answers in our latest featured video!


"Well, this is my fifth attendance of this show and it’s always great to come walk the floor and go meet with your growers that you’re partnered with and see what’s coming up and new ideas and innovations in our industry. But, these round tables that we attended today, that’s where you can really get to meet some of the growers that you may not work with all the time or have discussed doing business with and nothing has ever transpired, it’s really a good intimate, kind of one-on-one conversation. Granted it’s a short period of time, but it’s enough time to sit there and actually be able to have a quick conversation and get that motivation back to start talking again. So, it was very productive for me today." -Robert Bonghi, Produce Alliance

Produce Alliance specializes in providing fresh produce category management services including procurement, national distribution, information services, and food safety assurance to food service clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. We manage an alliance of 50+ independently owned specialty distributors of fresh products, with combined produce sales of over $4 billion annually.