Leadership in government relations, issues management and media advocacy
United Fresh is the only broad produce association based in Washington, DC; combining strong Board leadership, a Government Relations Council of leaders from industry and allied produce associations, and a seasoned expert professional staff in all aspects of public policy, government affairs and media relations. Combining resources from IFPA and UFFVA, United Fresh delivers unmatched value in shaping legislative, regulatory, political and legal solutions to challenges threatening the industry's growth and profitability, while providing the strongest possible voice for the produce industry before the news media.
Leadership in food safety/quality assurance/nutrition and health
United Fresh will capitalize on IFPA's strong record in fresh-cut safety and quality assurance, with UFFVA's long commitment to food safety regulatory affairs and government relations. United Fresh blends the member-led food safety and technical committees of IFPA and UFFVA, as well as the staff expertise of Dr. Dave Gombas leading food safety efforts, and Dr. Lorelei DiSogra directing nutrition and health programs.Focus on innovation/business growth through increased produce sales and profitability
United Fresh will place an unparalleled focus on driving innovation, profitability and increased sales for the produce industry overall, and particularly for member companies. The United Fresh Produce Show
is designed to stimulate overall industry innovation and growth, and will provide individual companies targeted, complementary business-to-business marketing opportunities, rather than duplicative events or an old-fashioned one-size-fits-all approach.Local/global services to meet members' needs
In recognition of the global nature of the produce business, yet critical needs facing smaller companies at the local level, United Fresh will be both globally and locally focused to address the unique business needs of its members around the world. Fresh-Cut Europe - the first business conference and networking event focused on the growing fresh-cut, ready-to-eat produce market in Europe - debuted in November 2006 in London, and this February a new fresh-cut conference will be in held in Berlin, FRESHCONEX Educational Congress & Trade Fair
Synergy, efficiency, enhanced member value
United Fresh combines the synergies of two Boards and staff expertise, with the efficiency of a single organization in order to reinvest in direct member programs and services. By combining forces, United Fresh is driving overhead costs lower, enhancing member company time efficiency in volunteer leadership, and reinvesting in the cutting edge services members need. The new United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program
launches the first-of-its-kind executive-level business management training program for our industry.