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Salix Fruits sees U.S. growth in 2019

Distributor Salix Fruits ended 2019 with 30% growth over 2018, in part because of its imported Argentine lemon program in the U.S.

Abundance of varieties give retailers opportunities, Allen says

LENEXA, Kan. — The U.S. apple supply is plentiful and business is good as the new year begins, though Jim Allen says the abundance of varieties offered to retailers does present challenges.
Dec 31, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Agreement establishes global integrated Pink Lady network

The U.S. and Australian companies that separately control licensing and marketing of Pink Lady apples have signed an agreement that establishes an integrated global network for the brand.

Jazz apples to ring in new year with healthy eating promotions

With many Americans vowing to exercise more and eat better in 2020, Jazz apples will hit the new year hard with healthy-eating promotions.
Dec 26, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Stemilt, Hansen Fruit bring Christmas to area children

Stemilt Growers and Hansen Fruit again teamed up to give 170 children in foster care and low-income households gifts for the seventh Christmas in a row.

Starr Ranch Growers sends apples to Lady Gaga show

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., is getting some star power for Juici and Koru apples, which are being served backstage at a production starring Lady Gaga.

The rise of Cosmic Crisp

It’s not very often that you come across a “game-changing” product that actually delivers everything it promises.

Fresh apples in storage up 15%; galas and red delicious close

U.S. fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1 totaled 118.3 million cartons, 15% above year-ago levels, according to the U.S. Apple Association, with red delicious and galas neck and neck.
Dec 10, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Apples

Shopper feedback strong on SweeTango variety apples

Recent in-store demos show strongly positive consumer feedback on the SweeTango apple’s taste, quality, value and convenience, marketers report.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Lettuce takes over on Produce Market Guide

Oranges were once again knocked out of the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, this time by lettuce, which moved up two slots from the previous week to take the lead the week of Nov. 25.