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NEW YORK — The aisles at the New York Produce Show Dec. 1 were packed with pedestrian traffic jams in some spots, but not at pre-pandemic cramped levels mirroring the city sidewalks during rush hour.Still, almost all the exhibitor booths were populated by the companies that reserved them, and many produce professionals expressed satisfaction. Eastern Produce Council is a co-organizer of the conference.“It’s been a su...

NEW YORK — The New York Produce Show started with a breakfast and thought leader panel discussion before hundreds of industry professionals converged at round tables in the Javits Center in the heart of Manhattan.Every leader who spoke before the panel included their condolences and thoughts about the show’s founder, Jim Prevor, who died Nov. 8. Leaders included: Richard Ball, commissioner of the New York State...

Baldor Specialty Foods, Bronx, N.Y., has made an alliance that it says will enable better direct-to-consumer grocery delivery.Baldor, a produce and specialty foods distributor specializing in foodservice but also retail customers, has partnered with Farm to People, a New York City-based service for delivering local, sustainable and ethically sourced produce and pantry items to home cooks, according to a news release....

MILTON and WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. — Four generations of Albinders have run Hudson River Fruit Distributors, a smidge more than an hour's drive from New York City.These days, the fourth generation is taking on more as Alisha Albinder Camac, the vice president of sales and marketing, is a partner in ownership of restaurants with her husband, Jesse Camac. One restaurant, Heritage Food + Drink, has an Apple Crisp for Two...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Chef José Andrés believes in longer tables.Speaking for almost an hour to more than 1,000 people at International Fresh Produce Association’s Global Produce & Floral Show, Andrés said food — handled in a better way — has the power to heal the body, the spirit and the community.“You are going to be solving many of the problems we are facing where food is at the middle, and we need to say, food need...





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