Holiday Hours at WaudWare

Wishing You the Best for the Holiday Season! For Christmas 2020, we will be closing at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 24th and re-opening at 8:00 am on Monday, December 28th. For New Years 2020, we will be closing at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st and re-opening at 8:00 am on Monday, January 4th,…Read More

What’s New in the Fresh Produce Industry?

WaudWare – Proud OPMA Sponsor… We’re pleased to announce that once again we’re The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) Silver Sponsor for the 30th Anniversary and 2020 Awards Ceremony. Sponsorship allows many events and webinars to take place, such as the OPMA Virtual AGM, the OPMA 30th Anniversary and 2020 Awards Ceremony, Speaker Series, Panel…Read More

Latest Updates for the Fresh Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new traceability rules that seek elevated record-keeping for many fresh produce items, from all fresh-cut products to leafy greens and tomatoes. Starting Sept. 23, there will be a 120-day public comment period on the new rule through the Federal Register. A…Read More

What’s New at WaudWare this Month!

This month we’re welcoming Tomavo Inc. of Moncton, New Brunswick as our newest Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software customer. Tomavo was founded to serve its communities by providing fresh fruit and vegetables every day, working hard to offer the best quality, great variety and affordable prices. The Tomavo team believes Canadians should be able…Read More

Support for Fresh Produce Businesses During COVID-19 and Always!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud…  As businesses in the fresh produce industry pivot to deal with the effects of COVID-19, they can be assured of ongoing support from WaudWare and produce marketing associations, such as PMA in the U.S. and CPMA in Canada. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association website offers information and insights…Read More

Progress in the Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… “Following the success of the initial offering of the CPMA/NSF Canada online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops, new workshop dates have been announced. The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers and shippers, however all produce supply chain personnel are welcome and…Read More

Fabulously Refreshing News This Month!

PMA Traceability Webinar The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted a webinar on June 25 on the far-reaching topic of Traceability Solutions. Are you compliant? New traceability regulations were recently released in Canada and are planned for release in the U.S. in September 2020. Once this happens, there will be a legal requirement for all companies…Read More

PICS in a Box Security

Sadly, in the past 2-3 years we have had far too many opportunities to help customers recover from Ransomware and other nasty problems due to Internet usage. Most of our customers feel that the PICS in a Box appliance is one of the most important “pieces of equipment” their business uses. They want it to…Read More

Helping Hands: Fresh Produce Program for Food Banks

We are pleased to announce that in December, WaudWare launched a new Helping Hands initiative in partnership with Ralph Pitt Produce in Walkerton. Every other month, we’ll be delivering fruits and vegetables to the Owen Sound Salvation Army, who have a large walk-in cooler and a distribution system with other regional Food Banks. Would you…Read More

Digging In To Fresh Produce News!

Webinar: Generic UPCs and DataBar – Changes Coming in Produce Product Identification… How will these changes benefit your business? Join PMA for a free webinar, where they will discuss the benefits to suppliers and retailers of converting to company specific UPCs as well as the implementation of the DataBar barcode on PLU stickers. Ed Treacy,…Read More