ORLANDO, FLA. — With just over 1 buyer for every 3 attendees, the inaugural International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)'s Global Produce & Floral Show offered a critical opportunity to make connections and create new partnerships.

Attendees from approximately 40 countries attended the show, according to IFPA.

“I am thrilled with the overwhelming support our first Global Produce & Floral Show received from across the supply chain this year. This was a long-overdue return to gathering in October and it was made possible due to the leadership and support of our exhibitors, sponsors, volunteer leaders, and guests," said IFPA CEO Cathy Burns.

Best of Show Winners included:

  • Best First Time Exhibitor: Northern Greens
  • Best Inline in the Produce Marketplace: Conscious Foods
  • Best Island in the Produce Marketplace: Red Sun Farms
  • Best Inline in the Solutions Marketplace: Verdant Technologies
  • Best Island in the Solutions Marketplace: AirFlo Merchandising Systems
  • Best Inline in the Complementary Items Marketplace: Franklin Farms
  • Best Island in the Complementary items Marketplace: T. Marzetti Company
  • Best Inline in the Floral Marketplace: Allure Farms, Inc.
  • Best Island in the Floral Marketplace: Live Trends Design Group, LLC

From the Fresh Ideas Showcase Participants:

  • Best Overall Product Promo: Mastronardi Produce - SUNSET Qukes with Dip & Angel Sweet with Dip
  • Best Sustainable Packaging: Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. - SUNRAYS Home Compostable Grape Bags