72nd Annual Quebec Produce Marketing Association (QPMA) Convention Together as one united industry.

Montreal, August 14, 2019 – The Quebec Produce Marketing Association (QPMA) held its 72nd Annual Convention August 8 to 10 in the majestic setting of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City. This year’s theme, “Together, let’s join the Movement!” was clearly reflected in the convention’s networking activities and events where exchanges between QPMA members generated a shared sense of being together for a good cause. 

Hugo Saint-Jacques to be Ambassador Chef for I Love Fruits and Veggies Movement

Montreal, August 15, 2019 – The Quebec Produce Marketing Association (QPMA) is delighted to announce that a celebrity chef will serve as chef ambassador for the I Love Fruits and Veggies Movement. Chef Hugo Saint-Jacques will share his culinary creativity and infectious enthusiasm to benefit the Movement by promoting fruits and vegetables in ways that are enticing and easy for anyone to prepare and enjoy.

Desjardins and QPMA Investing in Fruit and Vegetable Industry’s Next Generation

Quebec City, August 10, 2019 – The Quebec Produce Marketing Association is proud to announce the signing of an annual partnership agreement with Desjardins, a financial institution with the same enthusiasm and confidence it has in the potential of the Quebec fruit and vegetable industry’s Next Generation.

METRO adopts a packaging and printed materials management policy

MONTRÉAL, May 16, 2019 – Today, METRO is announcing the adoption of its Packaging and Printed Materials Management Policy covering its corporate, food and pharmacy activities. Building on the range of initiatives undertaken over the years, METRO is releasing out a framework to guide its teams and suppliers in the efficient management of its packaging and printed materials, including reduction and optimization. This major program will enable METRO to implement practices to reduce the use of resources, limit product losses and reduce waste generation, while contributing to the global movement to tackle single-use plastics.

QPMA Network Springs into Action with Crabe & Recognition Evening

Montreal, April 29, 2019 – What better way to celebrate an upcoming weekend than a sampling of snow crab and other delicious treats specially prepared for the occasion by Master Chef Hugo Saint Jacques of Doc619? That’s just what 300 QPMA members did on Thursday, April 25, at our second annual Crabe & Reconnaissance (Crab & Recognition) evening – a rewarding event for all concerned.

QPMA recognized as official public health partner : I Love Fruits and Veggies Movement Wins Quebec Government Support

Montreal, April 25, 2019 – The Quebec Produce Marketing Association is delighted to announce that it has received a grant of $400,000 from the Quebec government for deployment of the I Love Fruits and Veggies Movement. This financial support is based on the Politique gouvernementale de prévention en santé (PGPS), the government’s preventive health policy, one of whose aims is to have more than half of Quebec’s population consuming five servings of fruits and vegetables a day by 2025

Gerry Van Winden: Personality of the Food World 2019

Quebec, March 23, 2019 - In front of more than 400 guests, at its Annual Convention held at the Fairmont Château Frontenac from March 22 to 24, the Quebec Food Processing Council (CTAQ) presented the prestigious The Personality of the Food World 2019 to Mr. Gerry Van Winden, President and CEO of VegPro International Inc.

Les fruits et légumes : partenaires de la victoire!

Montréal, le 11 janvier 2019 – Le Mouvement « J’aime les fruits et légumes » est fier de renouveler son partenariat avec le Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-wee de Québec. Pour une septième année consécutive, le Mouvement « J’aime les fruits et légumes » décide d’investir dans la santé des jeunes en leur inculquant la valeur d’une saine alimentation riche en fruits et légumes. Pour ce faire, les repas et les collations des jeunes hockeyeurs seront bonifiés d’une variété de fruits et légumes frais offerts gratuitement à l’organisation du tournoi. La Mouvement « J’aime les fruits et légumes » peut compter sur de généreux fournisseurs qui ont également à cœur la santé des jeunes.

(EN) PEAR BUREAU NORTHWEST CELEBRATES NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

PORTLAND, Ore. - January 30, 2019 - During the month of February and throughout the springtime, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is focusing promotional efforts on the importance of maintaining a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle. The efforts will take a multi-channel approach through retailer demos and displays, targeted digital ad campaigns, and editorial and social media with a synchronized message highlighting the flavor, versatility and nutritional benefits of pears. The promotions will be customizable for retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

IRDA and Quebec's apple growers financially support the Maskoutain organization at the heart of farm families (FR)

Québec, le 5 février 2019 – L’Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA) et Les Producteurs de pommes du Québec sont heureux de remettre aujourd’hui un montant de 1 000 $ à l’organisme de Saint-Hyacinthe Au cœur des familles agricoles, qui vient en aide aux travailleurs agricoles et à leurs proches. 

PRIORITIZING THE HIRING OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY TO GROW DIVERSITY (FR)

St-Janvier de Mirabel, 12 février 2019 – Le président de SAGAMI / SAVOURA / SAVOURA BIO, Stéphane Roy, est heureux d’annoncer le recrutement de Marc-André Laurier Thibault, à titre de directeur des Affaires publiques et gouvernementales au sein de son organisation. Cette décision s’inscrit dans une volonté ferme d’intégrer de plus en plus au sein de l’entreprise des personnes vivant avec un handicap, ainsi que celles provenant des communautés culturelles et nouveaux arrivants installés au Québec. Six personnes issues de ces groupes occupent déjà des postes à temps plein au sein de l’organisation qui souhaite doubler ce chiffre d’ici douze mois.