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Organic apple volume rises

Organic apple volumes are up year-over-year, and Nielsen data from November 2019 shows that organic apples make up 8% of apple category volume and 10% of category dollars on average in the U.S.

Promising trade gains, U.S. signs phase one trade agreement with China

The phase one trade agreement signed by the U.S. and China Jan. 15 will deliver potential trade gains for U.S. growers of potatoes, blueberries, avocados, and other crops.

​​​​​​​Walmart talks packaging, plastics on GOPEX panel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Walmart has been working with individual suppliers to reduce plastic in produce departments as consumer interest in sustainability increases.

Autumn Glory hits sweet notes at retail

The Autumn Glory continues to see success this winter at retail, with the apple from Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., posting strong year-over-year growth.
Jan 13, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Year in Produce No. 1 — Trade troubles

While a mid-December “phase one” trade agreement with China lifted spirits and forestalled any escalation in the trade war with China, it
did not immediately remove Chinese tariffs on fresh produce.

Apple marketers continue to target ‘local’ buyers

For apple marketers, “buy local” isn’t just a quaint trend; it’s a key to success, even if the definition of “local” varies from market to market.

The Produce Moms logo featured on Crunch Pak sliced apple bags

Crunch Pak apple sliced apple packs are now promoting the fresh-cut company’s partnership with The Produce Moms.

Fresh holdings of U.S. apples up by 14%

U.S. fresh market apple holdings on Jan. 1 totaled 103.97 million (42-pound) bushels, according to the U.S. Apple Association.

Duo who revolutionized fruit storage honored for 1-MCP

The inventors of a compound that revolutionized fruit and vegetable storage, ensuring apples to maintain crispness months after harvest, are among the 2020 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Apple marketers find opportunities online

Apple marketers say they love social media, but they note there’s a problem: overcrowding.