News from the Fresh Produce Sector…

CPMA Releases a Fabulous New Recruitment Video, “I Am Produce”. A recently released video from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association was created to target students and young professionals by increasing their awareness of the diverse and exciting careers that exist in the fresh produce industry. This heart-warming video highlights the amazing people working in our…Read More

Produce Industry News & Updates

PTI – the Produce Traceability Initiative – Working Group In its most recent meeting, members of the PTI Working Group discussed labelling standards for leafy greens. Learn more by following this link and reading this article: How to Minimize Damage From Foodborne Outbreaks Before They Happen   Food Safety – Industry Partnering on FDA Webinars…Read More

How Can Software Help with Inventory Management?

When properly implemented, there are many benefits to be gained from maintaining accurate inventory. Some of these include: Knowing when you are running out Preventing overselling Reducing spoilage/waste More accurate cost/profit information Speed of dealing with recalls Ready to learn more about how Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software can improve your business? Request your…Read More

Advice for Running PICS

Recommendations for IT Professionals and System Administrators Running PICS. Did you know we have an “Advice for Systems Running PICS” – (WaudWare’s Produce Inventory Control System software) document which could prove to be very useful to IT Professionals and System Administrators responsible for supporting PICS? We are constantly enhancing and updating this document. Please contact…Read More

March’s New Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software Updates

We strive to make Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software better… continuously. If you’re in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, you know how important it is to keep things “fresh”. Here are a few of the improvements we made to PICS during the month of March. We have added a new System Control where…Read More

What Can the WebPICS Shopping Basket Do For My Business?

Our web-based software solution module, WebPICS Shopping Basket, allows end users of produce (ie restaurants, hotel kitchens) to place orders at their convenience 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, enhancing customer service, order efficiency and at the end of the day, profitability for businesses in the fresh produce industry. The WebPICS Shopping…Read More

OPMA Members Asked to Write/Visit Their Local Member of Parliament

Ontario Produce Marketing Association Meets with Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver regarding PACA-like Trust Provisions. The OPMA is asking members to write or visit their local Member of Parliament to (a) generate awareness for the OPMA’s request to establish a deemed trust, and (b) understand the importance of this issue to the produce industry. The…Read More

The Secret to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

For every owner of a fresh produce business, we want to know… What’s keeping you up at night? Are you worrying about your business? One of the best cures for insomnia/worry is knowing where your business is going… having a map to follow on the road to success. That’s why we’ve created a Business Plan…Read More

Produce Made Simple with Celebrity Chef Kary Osmond

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association recently announced the launch of their new promotional campaign, “Produce Made Simple” with celebrity chef Kary Osmond, former host of CBC’s Best Recipes Ever cooking show. The campaign’s “back to basics” approach provides easy to understand information, through a blog-style website, how-to videos and social media on how to pick,…Read More

Can PICS Handle Document Imaging?

Yes! We have added the ability to attach various files (pdf, xls, etc.) to documents in PICS – Produce Inventory Control System software. For example, signed copies of your delivery forms can be scanned and attached directly to the sales order they apply to. Another example would be photographs of products you receive. These can…Read More