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PhilaPort’s Peruvian produce trade mission

Dom-OBrien-Stephany-Santa-Cruz-ADEX-Fernando-Salas-SADE-TradingPHILADELPHIA — PhilaPort hosted a Peruvian delegation and trade representatives from along the Delaware River for its Peruvian Produce Trade Mission in Philadelphia. The June 4-5 event included a reception and breakfast at the Independence Seaport Museum, as well as Philadelphia’s seaport infrastructure.

The group also toured the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market. More on this event will be detailed in Produce News’ Ports of the Delaware River feature July 23.

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Naturipe promotions strengthen executive team
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United Fresh staying live with year-round virtual events
Due to the pioneering success of United Fresh 2020 LIVE!, the association will transition its new virtual platform to United Fresh LIVE! 365, a year-round online marketplace where buyers seeking to source new products and solutions will discover hundreds of vendors across the platform. In addition, United Fresh LIVE! 365 Read More ...
Grimmway program focused on the future
Grimmway Farms is proud to award 64 college scholarships to recent high school graduates as part of its annual Rod and Bob Grimm Memorial Scholarship Program. Named for Grimmway's founders, the program recognizes the superior academic performance of students who have a parent or guardian employed by the company. "The Read More ...

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