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United Fresh foundation grants fund donations during crisis

The United Fresh Start Foundation has started a new program to increase access to fresh produce for children and families, while creating opportunities for foodservice distributors during the COVID-19 crisis.

Superfresh Growers charts apple growth in new retail reality

Apples, and more specifically, bagged apples, are seeing a boost in demand as consumers try to limit time spent on shopping trips.

Pandemic boosts bagged apples — but not because of food safety

Retailers are switching from bulk to bagged apples, according to a Stemilt Growers, as limited trips to the store, online ordering and a grab-and-go convenience is highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMI adds apple capacity with Yakima Fruit agreement

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Wash., has formed a partnership with Yakima Fruit and Storage Co., adding more than three million boxes of apples to CMI’s annual offerings.

Michigan apple industry donates apples to students

Michigan apple grower-shippers, marketers and processors are donating fresh and sliced apples to school district meal pick up sites throughout the state.

North Bay sends apples to schools, food pantries during crisis

North Bay Produce, Traverse City, Mich., is continuing its food donation program as the COVID-19 crisis widens.

Honeybear’s Chilean Honeycrisps available soon

Honeycrisp apples from Chile will be available at retailers nationwide in May, according to grower and importer Honeybear Brands, Elgin, Minn.

Coronavirus market update: apples

One of the big supply chain questions related to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is the effect of the crisis on demand for particular commodities.

2019 Fresh Trends data: Comparing apples to oranges

Apples and oranges always find themselves near the top of the list of most popular fruits in the produce department.

George Lamont, apple grower, industry advocate remembered

George Lamont, a N.Y. apple grower who “retired” in the late 1990s but was instrumental in forming the Premier Apple Cooperative a few years later, has died.