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Special Report: PMA’s 2017 Glimpse into the Future

Thursday, 23 March 2017 | Posted in Industry Issues by Renee Harrison

PMA’s “Glimpse into the Future” report identifies issues and trends that are likely to affect the global fresh produce and floral industries in the next three to five years. It was developed from information gathered by the PMA Research team, in conjunction with members and volunteer leaders worldwide, as well as global subject matter experts. Although it is difficult to make industry-wide generalizationsPMAs Glimpse into the Future 2017 Produce and Floral Environmental Scanarticlein about the industry because the forces driving competition tend to vary by product or groups of products, this summary looks at emerging trends as a means to help the produce and floral industries understand the coming changes and develop plans and strategies to adapt accordingly.

This report is intended to stimulate business leaders’ thought processes so they can identify and prioritize the strategic issues for their companies – and allocate resources to meet these challenges and leverage emergent opportunities. It provides data, analysis and insights about global trends regarding consumers, science and technology, and talent management. Regardless of geographical borders, understanding these trends will help members lead their companies and their people to better serve customers and grow their business, now and in the future.

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Large companies, individuals prepare for future of business landscape

Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

Rapid advances in technology are creating a world in which large companies face increasing performance pressure amidst sinking return on assets, intense competition and changing workforce dynamics. At the same time, individuals are taking advantage of lowered barriers to market entry and commercialization to become creators in their own right, according to a report from the Deloitte Center for the Edge.

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The Water Issue

Monday, 16 March 2015 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

On a macro level, there is a water crisis facing agriculture that is being met with different solutions such as drip irrigation, water desalination and drought resistant seeds. Defining the issue is the first step to understanding possible solutions.

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Profitability: It's a numbers game

Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

Even if you're not the financial manager of your company, the information in this Fresh Summit education session will equip you with the knowledge you need to analyse financial statements and communicate what they mean in an informed way. Advantexe Learning Solutions helps you develop a quick understanding of financial information and teaches you how to apply it in a real-world context. Gain the skills you need to develop a key understanding of your company's financials and learn how to interpret and communicate them to stakeholders.

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The wholesale supply chain & vertical integration

Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Posted in Industry Issues by Career Pathways Participants 2014

This report has been produced to give an overview of chances in the wholsale supply chain over the past decade, and how vertical integration is helping them to remain competitive. It was completed by Lincoln University student Ellen O'Connell as part of the PMA A-NZ Career Pathways Program.

Topic: How has the supply chain of the wholesalers changed over the last ten years? How do wholesalers see vertical integration as the key to remaining competitive? 

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  • PMA A-NZ Career Pathways Program
    Designed to attract the best and brightest students to begin a career in the fresh produce industry, the PMA A-NZ Career Pathways program connects the Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industry to future leaders by providing ten university students the opportunity to attend PMA Fresh Connections Conference and Trade Show.
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