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

Sink Your Teeth into This Fresh News

3rd Party Software We Use and Recommend… This month’s featured software suggested by WaudWare president, F. Charles Waud. Zoom Video Communication – https://zoom.us/ Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. Based on our experience here at WaudWare, Zoom Video Communication is very easy to use, fast and reliable. There is…Read More

Improve Your Business this December!

Is Your Operation SFCR Ready?… Read the November 2019 CFIA Chronicle 360 article, “New Requirements for Businesses in the Fresh Fruits or Vegetables Sector“. It’s a short read, extremely well-written, and very informative. Watch the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) video, “Safe Food for Canadians Regulations for the Fresh Fruits or Vegetables (FFV) Sector” published…Read More

WaudWare’s Fall Updates!

Introducing our Newest PICS Customer, Fresh Express Ltd., Mississauga… Fresh Express Ltd. services the needs of major supermarkets and foodservice establishments in and around Toronto and the GTA. Fresh Express Ltd. is one of the top wholesalers of organic and conventional produce. For over 15 years, the Fresh Express Ltd. team have been distributing only…Read More