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Consumption, climate change and AI top list of produce industry worries

In her state of the industry report at the Global Produce & Floral Show, International Fresh Produce Association CEO Cathy Burns said the business of fruits, vegetables and flowers “could be better” but there is much opportunity.

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Global Produce & Floral Show begins next week in Anaheim

The annual expo from the International Fresh Produce Association will feature a keynote address from Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak.

New service builds on earlier deployments of DoorDash floral and sushi delivery and Olo Rails order management.

The North Hills location, where renovations began in February 2021, now features expanded departments and new offerings, such as a flower bar and full-service meat counter.

The on-demand service is being rolled out to over 900 sushi and 1,600-plus floral locations.

“Since the pandemic, demand has skyrocketd,” Marcos Gutt, from Passion Growers, told WGB at the Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando.

The Global Produce & Floral Show will feature keynote speeches from chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, as well as actress and activist Marlee Matlin, plus educational sessions from industry experts.

The company says it now expects identical sales growth without fuel to be in the range of 2.5% to 3.5% over the full year.

The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, will include a State of the Industry address from association CEO Cathy Burns.

The new IFPA aims to speak with a "more unified, authoritative voice" for players in the fresh produce and floral industries.

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