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Michigan apple crop up 40% from last year

Volume and sizing of the Michigan apple crop should be up this season compared to last year as the fall harvest gets underway.

Hudson River Fruit’s Alisha Albinder Camac joins U.S. Apple board

Alisha Albinder Camac, operations manager and a fourth-generation family member at Hudson River Fruit Distributors, Milton, N.Y., has joined the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors.
Sep 05, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Apples, #People

Former Oneonta Starr Ranch president awarded for exports

Former president of Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers Dalton Thomas has been recognized for his work in developing U.S. fruit exports to Asia.
Sep 05, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People, #Apples

Honeybear debuts new Honeycrisp cartons

Honeybear Brands, Elgin, Minn., is using bright gold-colored cartons for its Honeycrisp displays at retail.

SweeTango ad blitz hits podcasts, YouTube, social media

SweeTango apple growers are enlisting big names in promoting the apple this season, with Katie Couric and others using podcasts, YouTube, social media and other platforms to reach consumers.
Aug 30, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

CMI’s Daisy Girl branded apples see surge  in production

CMI Orchards is expecting big growth in the Daisy Girl Organics brand this season, with volumes projected to increase 67% over the past season.

China, Europe have mixed apple fortunes

CHICAGO - While Europe’s apple crop is up big in 2018, the threat of heavy U.S. tariffs and sharply reduced production are dark clouds over the Chinese apple industry,
Aug 27, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Apples well positioned for fresh trends, analyst says

CHICAGO — The rise of online grocery sales and fast-changing consumer attitudes about healthy eating present both opportunities and challenges to fresh apple marketers.
Aug 27, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Apple award given to Michigan leader

CHICAGO — The Packer named Mike Rothwell, president and CEO of BelleHarvest Sales Inc., Belding Mich., as its 2018 Apple Man of the Year.
Aug 24, 2018 by The Packer #Produce (General), #Apples

Which apple is expected to dethrone No. 1 red delicious?

Red delicious, once the shining example of how an apple should look, most likely will lose its No. 1 spot as the most-produced U.S. apple, to the gala variety.