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T&G’s New Zealand apples on the way to the U.S.

New Zealand apple season is starting, and grower-exporter T&G’s volumes are up compared to last season, with larger-sized fruit.

A first impression to last an industry

A black pickup truck emerged from the dawn fog on a chilly December morning, pulling into the hotel driveway in upstate New York. In the driver’s seat was Jim Allen, vice president marketing at New York Apple Sales.

Rockit apples available year-round from Chelan Fresh

Rockit apples, known for their small size, are now available year-round from Chelan Fresh.

Apeel Sciences secures $250 million in financing

Santa Barbara,Calif.-based Apeel Sciences has announced $250 million in new financing, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry. 
The financial boosts brings the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion.

U.S. Apple Association to offer Crop Outlook conference online

The U.S. Apple Association is changing its annual Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference into a virtual event to comply with regulations in Chicago limiting the amount of people who can congregate.

Stemilt promotes galas during summer

Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., is suggesting growers focus on galas in the summer to bolster the category.

ChileB2B links Chilean exporters to global buyers

ProChile recently introduced ChileB2B, an online marketplace that allows exporters to connect directly to buyers in other countries.

Fresh apples in storage still higher than year-ago levels

Fresh markets apples in storage on May 1 totaled 46.8 million 42-pound bushels, which is 21% more than a year ago, and 18% more than the five-year average, according to the U.S. Apple Association.

Remembering apple professional Tim Byrne

Timothy Byrne, who helped launch several branded apples in the U.S., has died.

Fowler Farms donates SweeTango apples during pandemic

Fowler Farms, Wolcott, N.Y., is donating more than 100,000 SweeTango apples to people in need in the Northeast, a region severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.