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Crunch Pak’s new Lunch Kitz feature Toy Story’s Woody

Sliced apple company Crunch Pak, Cashmere, Wash., has new a new product, Lunch Kitz, featuring Woody the cowboy from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story movie franchise.

Bob Wilkinson joins Arctic apple grower-marketer to lead sales

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Summerland, British Columbia, has hired Bob Wilkinson as director of sales.

SweeTango promos kick into high gear for pandemic marketing

Things are sweet for the start of the SweeTango apple season.

Honeybear Brands store displays highlight importance of bees

Apple grower-shipper Honeybear Brands, Elgin, Minn., is partnering with the National Honey Board and retailers to educate consumers about the importance of pollinators.

Hurricane Laura extends CFAP payments in Texas, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended application deadlines for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for farmers and ranchers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

Weis Markets expands Low, Low Price program to fresh produce

Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis Markets has made significant price reductions on apples, potatoes, bagged salads, tomatoes-on-the-vine and more as part of its Low, Low Price program.

Apple category volume and sales up for summer months

With another edition of Fast Facts: The Cast video series from Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers provides insights on selling apples in the summer and best promotion bets for the fall.

Oprah’s online magazine gives kudos to Jazz apples, the online home of O! The Oprah Magazine, has praized Jazz apples, calling them “irresistibly crisp and juicy.”

Mike Preacher starts term as U.S. Apple Association chairman

Mike Preacher, the marketing director for Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima Wash., is the new chairman of the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors.

Starr Ranch Growers consolidates sales offices, hires Shawn Loudon

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., has consolidated sales offices in Yakima, Wash., and hired Shawn Loudon to its sales team there.